The Kahiltna No. 2 exploratory well is planned on licensed state acreage in the Susitna basin, with drilling to proceed sometime in the next two winters.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason recently denied a motion to vacate a federal permit granted to ConocoPhillips for development on the Colville Delta 5 project, now underway in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
To settle a civil suit brought by the federal and state governments, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. will pay a $450,000 penalty for four North Slope spills that occurred between 2007 and 2011.
As the oil tax debate rages on, Alaska's iconic oil pipeline system hit a milestone this month; it has now moved 17 billion barrels of North Slope crude oil.
Tennessee-based Miller Energy Resources Inc. says a newly completed sidetrack well has boosted production from its West McArthur River unit in Alaskas Cook Inlet basin by 50 percent.
Tennessee-based Miller Energy will pay $9 million for Savant, giving it a 67.5 percent stake in the Badami unit.
Crews in Valdez, at the end of the 800-mile line, on Sept. 8 discovered a random hunk of steel inside what's known as a backpressure control valve.
The discovery prompted Alyeska to launch an investigation, and to rally a significant repair to the pipeline at the point where the stray piece originated.
Energy companies pursuing a proposed trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline have been conducting summer field surveys along the line's probable northern corridor between Livengood and Prudhoe Bay.
Some might doubt the authenticity of the Pilgrim family's new CD, recorded this spring while the Pilgrims spent some time in Oregon. It is excellent. And, it's for real.
Hilcorp has paid a $115,500 civil penalty for the latest in a string of enforcement actions drilling regulators have taken against the company during its brief time as an oil and gas operator in Alaska.