Edison Chouest Offshore finalizing contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Jun09

Edison Chouest Offshore finalizing contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

For Immediate Release Contact : Linda Leary, President Fairweather LLC (an Edison Chouest Offshore Alaska Operations company) and Member, Edison Chouest Offshore Alaska Operations Team linda.leary@chouest.com Phone (907) 346-3247 Edison Chouest Offshore finalizing contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company ANCHORAGE, AK – June 8, 2016 – After a rigorous vetting process, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. notified Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), a company with worldwide response experience and maritime expertise, that Alyeska intends to award ECO its contract for marine tanker escort and spill prevention and response support in Prince William Sound. “We are honored to be the successful bidder, and appreciate the great responsibility that comes with supporting SERVS (Ship Escort/Response Vessel System),” said Rick Fox, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ECO Alaska. Alyeska cited ECO’s safety record, in-depth experience and technical capability, management systems and equipment options as important considerations in its decision to issue the new contract. ECO’s proposal utilizes new equipment to fulfill contractual obligations. ECO has successfully offered tanker escort and spill prevention and response support worldwide for years in often very challenging conditions. “The scope of Alyeska’s SERVS contract matched both our capabilities and our desire to expand our work in Alaska. It’s a perfect fit for us. We are confident that we will do a good job for Alyeska – and a superior job protecting Alaska,” Fox said. ECO is a family-owned company founded in 1960. It is recognized as one of the most diverse and dynamic marine transportation solution providers in the world. ECO operates a growing fleet of more than 200 vessels, ranging from 87 to over 360 feet in length, serving an expanding global customer base. “We respect the high interest Alaskans have in this contract and expect to work closely with all stakeholders to achieve a seamless and effective transition, and ultimately a safe and successful operation,” Fox said. Key stakeholders include Alyeska; tanker companies; Crowley, the present contractor, which is based in Florida; the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation; U.S. Coast Guard; The Regional Citizens Advisory Committee; and local fishermen and communities. “One of our strengths is our ability and commitment to build and maintain excellent relationships with the people and communities where we work. We expect to do the same in Prince William Sound,” said Linda Leary, President of Fairweather. “ECO crews perform to the highest safety standards and have a strong record of environmental performance in all areas where we work. Our company’s roots are in the fishing industry and our main office is in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico fisheries.” The new contract, which will include the Valdez Narrows through Hinchinbrook Entrance, calls...

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Alliance Member, the Trabits Group, featured in Global Cement Magazine
Jun07

Alliance Member, the Trabits Group, featured in Global Cement Magazine

Alliance member company, the Trabits Group’s cement technology was recently featured in the June, 2016 edition of the Global Cement Magazine.  Trabits Group, located in Wasilla, has developed a high performance, lightweight well cement using a patented method of intergrinding cement clinker with whole rock zeolite. The resulting cement is lower in cost than other commercial lightweight well cements, exhibits high early strength and is more environmentally friendly with a reduced carbon burden during product manufacture. To read more about Trabits Group’s technology and cement making process click here. The Alliance congratulates the Trabits Group’s...

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Jun05

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Northern Gas Pipelines Updating Their Website
Apr27

Northern Gas Pipelines Updating Their Website

Our good friend Dave Harbour at Northern Gas Pipelines always does wonderful work, and is in the process of updating his site. For great coverage on Alaskan and Canadian Arctic energy commentary, news, history, projects and people click here.

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ExxonMobil Starts Production at Point Thomson
Apr22

ExxonMobil Starts Production at Point Thomson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 22, 2016 ExxonMobil Starts Production at Point Thomson  Production to reach up to 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate  Project demonstrates ExxonMobil commitment to developing North Slope natural gas  Alaskans and Alaska-owned companies played critical role in project development IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today it has started production at its Point Thomson project, the first company-operated project on Alaska’s North Slope. Central pad facilities are designed to initially produce about 5,000 barrels per day of condensate and 100 million standard cubic feet per day of recycled gas. The recycled gas is re-injected for future recovery. At full rate production, the facility is designed to produce up to 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate and 200 million cubic feet of recycled gas. It is anticipated to reach that level when the west pad well is online in a few months. The Point Thomson reservoir holds an estimated 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and associated condensate – a high-quality hydrocarbon similar to kerosene or diesel. The resource represents 25 percent of the known gas on the North Slope. Potential future development will depend on a range of factors such as business considerations, investment climate, and the fiscal and regulatory environment. “The successful startup of Point Thomson demonstrates ExxonMobil’s project management expertise and highlights its ability to execute complex projects safely and responsibly in challenging, remote environments such as the North Slope in Alaska,” said Neil W. Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development Company. ExxonMobil and the working-interest owners have invested approximately $4 billion in the development of Point Thomson production facilities through 2015. About 100 Alaskan companies have contributed to the success of the project, and thousands of people worked onsite and around the state during peak construction activity. “Our strong partnership with Alaskans and Alaska-owned companies played a critical role in helping to complete this major project,” Duffin said. “It further reinforces our commitment to pursuing the development of Alaska’s natural gas resources.” Point Thomson is located on state acreage along the Beaufort Sea, 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay and 60 miles west of the village of Kaktovik....

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