ARCTIC SLOPE REGIONAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF NEW PLATFORM COMPANY
Sep30

ARCTIC SLOPE REGIONAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF NEW PLATFORM COMPANY

ASRC PRESS RELEASE 9/28/2016 ASRC INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, LLC IS ASRC’S NEWEST PLATFORM COMPANY Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (“ASRC”) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new platform holding company, ASRC Industrial Services, LLC (“AIS”). AIS will be headquartered in Concord, California. Greg Johnson, the president and chief executive officer (“CEO”) of ASRC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Petrochem Insulation, Inc. (“Petrochem”) will take over as president and CEO of AIS. Petrochem will be AIS’ first operating company. “On behalf of ASRC’s board of directors, I am proud to announce the creation of ASRC Industrial Services,” said Crawford Patkotak, ASRC board chairman. Rex A. Rock Sr., president and CEO of ASRC, added, “I believe the establishment of AIS positions ASRC to leverage the talented leadership team and workforce at Petrochem to expand our industrial services offerings into attractive new markets for the benefit of our shareholders.” “I am excited about the future of AIS,” said Greg Johnson, president and CEO of AIS. “I look forward to building on the momentum we have created over the last 15 months at Petrochem to expand our service offerings to existing and new customers, provide additional opportunities for our employees and ultimately increased benefits to ASRC’s shareholders.”​   ABOUT ASRC Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 12,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has five major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services and resource development. Click here to learn more about...

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Outstanding alumni to be honored at Nanook Rendezvous
Sep21

Outstanding alumni to be honored at Nanook Rendezvous

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association will honor Anchorage engineer Chantal Walsh with its 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Chantal works for Alliance member company Petrotechnical Resources Alaska. The Alliance sends a hearty congratulations to Chantal! Walsh will be recognized during the Nanook Rendevzous awards dinner, which will be held from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Great Hall on the UAF campus. The dinner will be part of UAF’s annual alumni reunion, Nanook Rendezvous, which is scheduled for Sept. 23-24. Walsh earned her bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from UAF in 1985. She has made numerous contributions during more than 30 years in Alaska’s oil and gas industry, including work with BP, ARCO, Chevron and Petrotechnical Resources Alaska. She also has been a steadfast advocate for UAF and engineering workforce development, and currently serves as vice chair of the College of Engineering and Mines Advisory and Development Council. Walsh, who was born in Cordova, lives in Anchorage with her husband, Tom, and their three children. Her father, Tom Tunley, was also a graduate of the UAF engineering program. To read more about the UAF Alumni awards read...

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Alliance Member, Udelhoven Operating Companies, Wins Gold Pan Award!
Sep20

Alliance Member, Udelhoven Operating Companies, Wins Gold Pan Award!

Alliance member company, Udelhoven Operating Companies, recently won the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Award for Business Excellence! Established on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in 1970, Udelhoven Oilfield System Services, Inc. has served the special needs of general contracting and oil production from Cook Inlet to Prudhoe Bay for over forty-five years. The Alliance gives a hearty congratulations to the entire Udelhoven team for their storied success and history as a great Alaskan business. “The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 59th annual Gold Pan Awards on September 9, 2016 at the Hotel Captain Cook. The event recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of 12 nominees. Awards were given to individuals, organizations and businesses for their commitment to community service, as well as those who have shown business and entrepreneurial excellence. “Congratulations to this years recipients of the Gold Pan Awards. Their contribution to making Anchorage a great place to live is greatly appreciated and the award is well deserved,” says Bruce Bustamante, President of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.” For more of the story click...

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Governor Walker Announces Appointments to AGDC Board
Sep20

Governor Walker Announces Appointments to AGDC Board

Appointees bring extensive backgrounds in business, LNG, Alaska’s North Slope September 19, 2016 ANCHORAGE – As the Alaska LNG project continues to transition to State leadership, Governor Bill Walker today announced three appointments to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors. Warren Christian of North Pole and David Wight of Anchorage will fill vacancies on the board that have occurred due to an expiring term and a resignation. Additionally, Hugh Short of Girdwood was reappointed to his seat on the AGDC Board. “These three Alaskans possess experience, knowledge, and resources that will prove vital as AGDC takes the lead to bring North Slope gas to the world market,” Governor Walker said. “I look forward to seeing the contributions they make to the AGDC Board, and adding to the outstanding work this group has already done to develop the Alaska LNG project.” Christian will serve on the board until September of 2018, as his appointment fills the vacancy created by Luke Hopkins’ resignation in May. Both Wight and Short will serve five-year terms through September, 2021. Wight will replace former board member Rick Halford, who decided to not seek another term on the AGDC Board. “I thank Luke Hopkins and Rick Halford for their service on the AGDC Board of Directors,” said Governor Walker. “I sincerely appreciate the efforts they made to advance the Alaska LNG project.” David Wight David Wight resides in Anchorage, and holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. Wight served as President and CEO of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) from 2000-2006. Prior to that he was the President and Chairman of BP Amoco Energy Company Trinidad and Tobago from 1992 – 2000, playing an integral role in the development and construction of an LNG facility in Trinidad. Heavily involved in his community, Wight has chaired the UAA Chancellor’s Advisors Board since 2009. He currently serves on the Northrim Bank Board of Directors and the Providence Alaska Medical Center Board. He is a past member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association Board and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines Board. Wight’s 41 years of experience in the energy sector, including gas development, gas processing plants, and LNG plant development, will be a major asset to the AGDC Board. Warren Christian Warren Christian of North Pole is the current President of Doyon Associated, LLC, which specializes in arctic pipeline construction and associated infrastructure. Previously the President and General Manager of ASRC Energy Services’ Houston Contracting Company, he brings over 30 years of experience in the construction and oil field services industries on the North Slope and across Alaska. Christian’s expertise spans...

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LOCKHEED HYBRID AIRSHIPS ARE COMING TO ALASKA
Sep12

LOCKHEED HYBRID AIRSHIPS ARE COMING TO ALASKA

Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 30, 2016 – PRL Logistics Inc., a leader in remote site logistics, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with UK-based Hybrid Airship owner and operator, Straightline Aviation. This partnership will introduce the world’s first heavy-lift Hybrid Airships – the LMH-1. Developed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the LMH-1 has the ability to land on virtually any surface including snow, ice, gravel and even water. These football field sized airships will provide low cost and environmentally friendly solutions for moving freight and personnel to the most isolated regions of Alaska and Northern Canada. “Lockheed Martin would be proud to have its Hybrid Airships operating in Alaska,” said Rob Weiss, executive vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works®). “Alaska is an ideal location for the Hybrid Airship to operate. The airship enables access to Alaska’s most isolated regions, and is designed to protect the sensitive ecological environment.” Hybrid Airships combine the technology of lighter than air aircraft with airplanes, helicopters and hovercraft. Helium provides 80 percent of the lift, and the remaining lift comes from the aerodynamic shape of the aircraft and its four thrust vectoring engines. The airship also features a unique hovercraft-like Air Cushion Landing System that facilitates taxiing and holds the craft firmly on the ground. PRL Logistics is founded, owned and operated in Alaska, offering a variety of project services and comprehensive logistics solutions including: project management, project planning, modeling, safety, procurement and field execution. PRL serves a broad range of projects and clients in the oil and gas, mining, defense, industrial, construction and environmental industries. Ron Hyde, Founder and CEO of PRL Logistics, Inc.: “PRL’s understanding of the complexities of working in Alaska’s extremely remote sites, our partnership with Straightline Aviation, whose airship operating experience is unparalleled, means this will be a true game changer. It affordably opens up many projects currently inaccessible without the development of the costly infrastructure required by traditional modes of transportation.” Mike Kendrick, Founder and CEO of Straightline Aviation added, “We are equally thrilled to enter into this alliance with PRL and merge our understanding of airship operations with their unique knowledge of logistics, working in some of the most unforgiving terrain and conditions on the planet. Together we will usher in a new environmentally friendly age of air transport.” U.S. Senator from Alaska, Dan Sullivan, also a former Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources: “I am pleased to hear this announcement. Alaska is a storehouse of immense natural resource wealth. This combination of technology and innovation will enable access to resources and provide needed benefits to our infrastructure. It...

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