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2009-07-18 07:40:00

Hunters from Wainwright say that there is something big and strange floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow in the Arctic.  The hunters first spotted the thing sometime early last week.  According to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough's Planning and Community Services Department, whatever it is, it is thick, dark and "gooey" and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters. Brower and other borough officials joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and...

2009-05-29 15:42:58

Russia stands to benefit greatly from untapped oil and gas reserves north of the Arctic Circle, U.S. geologists said. Thirty percent of the world's untapped gas and 12 percent of its undiscovered oil lies in that region, U.S. Geological Survey researchers said in a paper published Thursday in Science magazine. While Russia has the largest territory in that region, the Chuckchi Sea off northern Alaska is rich in gas and oil but the terrain is fragile, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The...

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2009-04-21 09:35:00

Royal Dutch Shell's Alaska manager said the company still intends to develop a major new source of production in the Arctic waters off the Alaskan coast despite last week's decision from an appeals court in Washington, D.C. that ruled such activity to be illegal. "We still have every intention of pursuing a drilling program in the Beaufort and the Chukchi," Pete Slaiby, general manager of Shell in Alaska, told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. The court ruling on Friday overturned the...

2009-03-31 19:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a civil complaint against BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. (BPXA) alleging that the company violated federal clean air and water laws, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today. According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, BPXA illegally discharged more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil from its pipelines...

2009-03-31 20:12:06

The federal government said Tuesday it is suing BP Exploration Inc. for two major oil spills that occurred in Alaska in 2006. The U.S. Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation departments allege the subsidiary of BP America violated federal clean air and water laws by illegally discharging more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil from its pipelines onto the North Slope of Alaska in two separate spills in the spring and summer of 2006. The complaint, filed in U.S. District...

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2009-01-14 07:50:00

According to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corroded pipeline ruptured on Christmas Day in the ConocoPhillips' Kuparuk Alaskan oil field dumping 94,920 gallons of oil-laced water onto the North Slope. The spill had little effect on production and was nearly cleaned up by Tuesday, said DEC officials. According to Ed Meggert, on-scene spill response coordinator for the DEC, one well had to be shut in after the spill was discovered. "It remains shut in, and the...

2008-11-12 09:00:40

Energy Solutions International has announced that its PipelineManager modeling and leak detection application has been selected by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to serve as the foundation for leak detection and slack flow monitoring on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System's (TAPS) complexity stems from the severe elevation changes over the 800-mile pipeline, which runs from the North Slope to Valdez and crosses three mountain ranges and more than 800...

2008-11-11 12:00:22

Energy Solutions International, Inc. (ESI), a world-leading supplier of software solutions that optimize operational and commercial performance of oil and gas pipelines, announced that its PipelineManager(R) modeling and leak detection application has been selected by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to serve as the foundation for leak detection and slack flow monitoring on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the largest and most complex pipeline systems in the world. TAPS'...

2008-10-30 09:00:34

HOUSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Entessa Inc. -- the leading provider of Oil and Gas Logistics Management Solutions -- delivered Release 5.0 of its Synthesis(TM) enterprise software suite to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. . The introduction of crude gathering pipeline support now enables Sunoco Logistics Partners to manage the entire order-to-cash logistics for its Western pipeline operations with Synthesis. Entessa is pleased to announce that the application went live on October 1st despite...

2008-10-27 12:00:25

A spokesman for the BP energy company says a recent pipeline rupture at an oil field in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, may have been due to corrosion. BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said no one was injured in the Sept. 29 incident at the oil field, but the site was forced to shut down two well pads in reaction to the natural gas leak, the Anchorage Daily News said Sunday. Those two pads, which produced nearly 5,000 gallons of oil daily, have yet to brought back into service since the emergency...


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