New Alliance Members…
Dec22

New Alliance Members…

We are pleased to welcome the following new Alliance Members: http://www.goldennorthvanlines.com/   http://www.winchesteralaska.com/   http://www.rlginternational.com/ http://www.akpacific.net/   http://www.alaskafitnessequipment.com/    ...

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Meet Alaska 2015!
Dec22

Meet Alaska 2015!

Dont’ miss out on the Annual Meet Alaska Conference & Trade Show. This one-day event never disappoints. Meet Alaska 2015 Agenda “It’s Working, Alaska…” Friday, January 9, 2015   8:00   Tradeshow Opens – Breakfast served for Attendees 9:00   Welcome – Kevin Durling, Alliance Board President 9:15   John Minge, Chairman and President, BP America 9:45   Dan Graham, President, Alaska Coal Association 10:15 Break 10:45 Joshua Kindred, Regulatory and Legal Affairs, AOGA 11:15  Commissioner Doug Heaton, American Lands Council 11:45  Clear Room for Lunch – Tradeshow 12:25  Luncheon Speaker – Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips 1:15   Steve Butt, Senior Project Manager, AKLNG 1:45   Mike Pawlowski, US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee 2:15  Break 2:45   Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck, Department of Revenue 3:30  International Trip Giveaway (Must be present to win!) 3:45  Closing Remarks – Kevin Durling, Alliance Board President 4:00 Cocktail Reception   Click here for more information.  ...

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Hawk Opens Texas Office
Dec20

Hawk Opens Texas Office

Hawk Opens Texas Office     Hawk is pleased to announce the opening of a new Texas location to better serve our domestic and international clients. Pat McQuillan has joined Hawk as the General Manager of the Houston–based operation. Pat comes to Hawk after a long and distinguished career with a major international inspection services and technical staffing company in Houston.   Hawk is an Alaska–based project management services firm serving the energy industry and organizations responsible for delivering major projects. We provide professional staffing and inspection services to the energy industry, as well as serving as expert consultants in all phases of planning, design and management of construction and operation of oil and gas facilities. We will be celebrating our 30th year of operation in 2015 and we take pride in having worked over one million hours with no lost time injuries. Currently, Hawk employs over 70 professionals with expertise in:   •     Front–end planning and project feasibility evaluation •     Facility and pipeline integrity management                   •     Contracting strategy and project delivery methods       •     Budgeting, scheduling and reporting systems                •     Health, safety and environmental management             •     Quality assurance and inspection services                       •     Supply chain management services                                   •     Engineering, project and construction management     •     Dispute resolution and claims management                          Hawk’s principals,(L–R) Maynard Tapp, Mike Jens, PatMcQuillan, and Dave Norton, have over 150 years of combined experience with projects and operations.   Hawk is located at 16522 Avenplace Roadin Tomball, Texas. Pat can be reached at (832)843–7608 and at patmcq@hawkpros.com. Hawk’s Alaska location remains the same. More information can be found at www.hawkpros.com.     November2014      ...

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Industry Outlook Forum “Impact of Success ~The Renaissance Continues”
Dec20

Industry Outlook Forum “Impact of Success ~The Renaissance Continues”

HOSTED BY Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District And Sponsored By City of Kenai, City of Soldotna, And Kenai Chamber of Commerce Please click here for the full agenda:  IOF 2015 Agenda Update 12 22 14...

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Anchorage Dispatch News: Royalty oil break is a smart deal for Alaska treasury and economy
Dec20

Anchorage Dispatch News: Royalty oil break is a smart deal for Alaska treasury and economy

Royalty oil break is a smart deal for Alaska treasury and economy Rebecca Logan December 19, 2014   The players and the plays on Alaska’s North Slope are changing. Companies like Caelus Energy, Brooks Range and Hilcorp are just some of the new but smaller players looking to develop Alaska’s resources. These independents are going after difficult plays, using new technologies and techniques. Caelus Energy Alaska, which purchased Pioneer assets and was recently the big winner at the state’s North Slope lease sale, has a “shovel- ready” project, the Nuna development, targeting a tight reservoir. Successful development of this reservoir has long-term implications for Alaska: More money for our treasury, oil for the trans-Alaska pipeline system (TAPS) and jobs for Alaskans. Because the geology is so difficult and expenses are much higher than normal, in order to develop the resource Caelus worked with the state to find a way to make the project economic. They applied for a short-term reduction in the royalty obligation to free up necessary up-front development dollars. Royalty modification is a long-standing tool designed to spur development or prolong the life of pools or fields on the North Slope. After months of in-depth analysis and economic modeling, the Division of Oil and Gas (DOG), led by Director Bill Barron and his team of economists, came to the conclusion that the royalty modification requested by Caelus was in the “best interest of the state,” as the Nuna development will “economically benefit Alaska.” Also found in the preliminary findings of the DOG were guarantees that protect Alaska’s interests in the deal. The project must be sanctioned by Dec. 31, 2014. Facilities spending must be initiated by March 31, 2015. Facilities spending must reach $260 million by March 31, 2017. Sustained production from Nuna must commence by March 31, 2017. If any of these milestones are not met, the royalty reduction is rescinded. No results, no reduction. So what exactly is the state giving, and more important, what is the state getting in return? The state will forgo approximately $44 million in royalty over a couple of years. What they receive in return is far more: $1.3 billion in royalties and taxes. In addition, there will be more oil running through the TAPS — an estimated peak production of 15,000-18,000 barrels of oil per day. And, in a new twist, Caelus must provide a white paper detailing critical development information to the state and other parties interested in developing similar plays in Alaska. The state government isn’t the only benefactor of this agreement. Alaskans will also be rewarded in the private sector, Caelus will be investing more than $1.5 billion to...

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