Alliance welcomes new board members; selects new President and Executive Committee members
Nov29

Alliance welcomes new board members; selects new President and Executive Committee members

For Immediate Release Contact: Renée Limoge Reeve: (907) 563-2226 Alliance welcomes new board members; selects new President and Executive Committee members November 28, 2017, Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska Support Industry Alliance held its Annual Meeting & Board Elections at the Hotel Captain Cook in October and the new board approved the executive committee members at its November meeting. Three incumbents were reelected to the board: Adam Crum with Northern Industrial Training, Wyche Ford with Fluor, Ben Schoffmann with Kakivik Asset Management and CCI Industrial. Reed Christensen with Dowland-Bach who previously served on the board was elected for another term. Greg Miller with Cruz Companies, Dave Myers with Alaska Crane, and Scott Odell with Halliburton were elected to fill out the remaining three seats. All directors elected will serve a three-year term. Mr. Ford will serve as Alliance Board President for 2017-2018. The remainder of the Executive Committee is as follows: Patrick Walsh, NW Consulting – Vice President of Government Affairs Tom Walsh, Petrotechnical Resources Alaska – Vice President of Industry Relations Ben Schoffmann, Kakivik Asset Management & CCI Industrial – Vice President of Public Affairs Genevieve Schok, Flowline Alaska – Secretary / Membership Chair Cathy Duxbury, Udelhoven Oilfield System Services – Treasurer Scott Davis, Davis Block & Concrete – At-Large The Alliance is a statewide trade association with over 500 member companies in the oil, gas and mining support industry. ###  ...

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ConocoPhillips Drill Site 1H NEWS Produces First Oil
Nov15

ConocoPhillips Drill Site 1H NEWS Produces First Oil

ANCHORAGE – ConocoPhillips Alaska today announced that Kuparuk viscous oil development 1H NEWS (Northeast West Sak) has begun producing oil two months ahead of schedule. Permitting for 1H NEWS was first announced in February 2014. The project was approved for funding and development March 4, 2015 and development drilling began in August 2017. “1H NEWS is an exciting project for us,” said Joe Marushack, president of ConocoPhillips Alaska. “Viscous oil is more challenging to produce, but state-of-the-art technologies are allowing us to pursue projects like this that put more oil in the pipeline. This is yet another great example of what ConocoPhillips does well – bringing good projects online safely with new production and revenues for Alaska.” To read the complete release, please click...

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PLP Announces General Mark Hamilton as Executive Vice President External Affairs
Nov07

PLP Announces General Mark Hamilton as Executive Vice President External Affairs

For Immediate Release: November 7, 2017 PLP Announces General Mark Hamilton as Executive Vice President External Affairs Anchorage, AK – The Pebble Partnership announced today that long time Alaskan and retired Major General Mark Hamilton will join the project as Executive Vice President of External Affairs. Hamilton is also President Emeritus of the University of Alaska. “Mark Hamilton is among Alaska’s best known and most highly respected residents, in large part for his tremendous accomplishments and service to the state over 12 years as President of the University of Alaska,” said Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier. “We fully expect Mark’s vision, his leadership and his credibility to materially advance our efforts to re-position the Pebble Project, to ensure it provides meaningful and enduring benefits to the people of Bristol Bay and Alaska, and to help create the social and political conditions necessary to permit this project in the years ahead.” Collier said Hamilton will begin work immediately this fall, and expects to connect with political, business, community and Alaska Native leaders throughout the state to better understand their views and consider their advice as the Pebble Project advances into permitting. Click here to read the full...

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Crowley to Acquire Three SeaRiver Tankers
Nov03

Crowley to Acquire Three SeaRiver Tankers

(VALDEZ, Alaska; Nov. 1, 2017) Crowley Alaska Tankers, LLC, announced today that it has signed an agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to purchase three tankers from SeaRiver Maritime Inc., and charter them back to SeaRiver under varying multiyear terms. Click here to ready the...

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Support Armstrong’s Nanushuk Development Project!
Oct25

Support Armstrong’s Nanushuk Development Project!

Your support is needed for Armstong’s Nanushuk Development Project on the North Slope. Located southeast of the Colville River on Alaska’s North Slope, the project would safely produce over a billion barrels of recoverable oil from a straightforward and conventional reservoir. Some points to mention in your comments: Armstrong has been one of the largest oil and gas explorers on the North Slope since acquiring leases in 2001. Alongside partners, they have drilled 30 exploration wells in Alaska since 2003. Armstrong’s Nanushuk project may be the largest North Slope discovery since Kuparuk. The Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is only about a quarter full.  Nanushuk’s anticipated production of 120,000 barrels per a day would extend the useful life of TAPS and all associated downstream assets, including tankers and storage facilities in Valdez. The net economic effect of the Nanushuk project would be overwhelmingly positive with production generating billions of dollars in local, state and federal revenues. Nanushuk would generate approximately 1,000 construction jobs and up to 200 jobs in drilling. Armstrong continues to create hundreds of jobs through ice road and pad construction, catering, and well servicing and drilling work from its exploration work over the last 16 years. Armstrong and its contractors have been diligently working through the EIS process since June of 2015. Click here to view the draft Environmental Impact Statement. Click here to make a comment...

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Maynard V. Tapp 6/6/47 – 9/12/17
Sep22

Maynard V. Tapp 6/6/47 – 9/12/17

Alaska lost a wonderful man with the passing of Maynard Tapp on September 12, 2017. Maynard was a beloved and faithful member of the Alliance Board of Directors, being the first to attain Emeriti status without having served as President of the Board. His generosity and sense of humor will be fondly remembered by the Board and staff of the Alliance. More from Maynard’s colleagues at Hawk: Maynard founded Hawk in 1985 and was a prominent figure in the Alaskan business community. His tireless support of the Alaska oil, gas and energy industry coupled with his passion for community engagement will be difficult to replace. At his core, Maynard was a people person – helping hundreds secure employment over the course of his career. His genuine concern for the well-being of everyone he met – employees, clients, suppliers, and colleagues – was legendary. Maynard was a good friend and a caring and ethical business partner.  We will miss his smile and wise counsel. A memorial service is planned for 3:00 PM on October 15th at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the campus of University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).  Please refer to the obituary for additional...

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