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ConocoPhillips Drill Site 1H NEWS Produces First Oil

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

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

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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Don’t miss the AMA Conference!

Don’t miss the AMA Conference!

2017 Alaska Miners Association Fall Convention & Trade Show November 5-11, 2017 Dena’ina Center, Anchorage, AK Register at www.alaskaminers.org or call 907-563-9229   Geophysical, Geochemical, and ANILCA Short Courses Two tracks of Technical and Policy Sessions The largest resource development trade show in Alaska Annual AMA Awards Banquet: a fun filled evening of celebration and...

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Support Armstrong’s Nanushuk Development Project!

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

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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2017/2018 Membership Renewals

2017/2018 Membership Renewals

It’s time to renew your Alliance membership for 2017/2018. New this year: Every member company gets a social media spotlight valued at $1,000! Click here to renew your membership! Thank you to these Alliance members who have already renewed! We appreciate your continued support of our organization and our efforts: 3M Alaska Acuren USA, Inc./Remote Access Technology AECOM aeSolutions Afognak Leasing, LLC Ahtna Netiye’ Inc. Air Liquide America Corporation Airport Equipment Rentals Alaska Business Monthly Alaska Chadux Corporation Alaska Crane Alaska Enterprise Solutions Alaska Frontier Constructors Alaska Glacier Products Alaska Hovercraft Ventures Alaska Industrial Hardware, Inc. Alaska Railroad Corporation Alaska Steel Company Alaska Tags & Titles Alaska Tent & Tarp Alaska West Air Alaska West Express Aleut Corporation Anchorage Marriott Downtown Arctic Catering & Support Services Arctic Controls, Inc Aspen Hotels of Alaska AT&S AT&T Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Baker Hughes Incorporated Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Services Bering Marine Corporation Chris Birch Black Gold Express Braun, Fred Bristol Bay Industrial CCI Industrial Services Canrig Drilling Techonology Carlile CB Pacific CH2M Chugach Alaska Corporation CONAM Construction Company Cook Inlet Spill Prevention & Response Crowley Maritime Corporation Davis Block & Concrete Deadhorse Aviation Delta Constructors Delta Leasing LLC Delta Western Petroleum Laura Demaray Denali Industrial Supply, Inc. Denali Universal Services Dowland-Bach Corporation Doyon Associated, LLC Doyon Drilling Inc. Dunkin & Bush Inc. Egli Air Haul Everts Air Cargo exp Energy Services Inc. F. Robert Bell and Associates Fairweather, LLC Fairweather Science First National Bank Alaska Flowline Alaska Inc. Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Foss Maritime Company GCI Industrial Telecom Senator Cathy Giessel Global Services Inc. Golder Associates, Inc. Great Northwest, Inc. Greer Tank & Welding Dave Harbour Hawk Consultants LLC Hayden Electric Motors Inc. HDR Holaday-Parks, Inc. Holland America Group/Princess Cruises Holmes Weddle & Barcott PC Hotel Captain Cook HUB International Lowell Humphrey Hutchings Auto Group HXR Drilling Services, Inc. Ice Services Jaffa Construction Inc. Kakivik Asset Management Knik Construction Laborers’ Local #341 Land’s End Resort Lounsbury and Associates, Inc. Lynden Lynden Air Cargo Lynden International Lynden Logistics Lynden Transport Mapmakers Matheson Tri-Gas Joe Mathis Matson Navigation Company of Alaska McDowell Group Inc. Michael Baker International Minto Development Corporation MSI Communications NANA WorleyParsons NC Machinery Co. North Coast Electric Company North Slope Telecom, Inc. North Star Equipment Services / North Star Terminal & Stevedore Northern Air Cargo Northern Business Systems Northern Energy Services Northern Industrial Training, LLC Northern Oilfield Services Northern Solutions, LLC Northrim Bank NPC Energy Services, LLC NRC Alaska Ed Oberts Ocean Marine Services Offshore Systems-Kenai Pacific Alaska Lumber Company, LLC Pathfinder Aviation, Inc. PCE Pacific PDC Engineers Peak Oilfield Service Company Petro Star Inc. Petroleum Equipment & Services, Inc. Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska, LLC Pinnacle Construction, Inc. PND Engineers Inc. Polar Supply Company Price Gregory International PRL Logistics, Inc. Production Testing Services Quantum Spatial, Inc. Ryan Air Inc. Safway Services, LLC Security Aviation SGS North America Inc. Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa SLR International Corporation SolstenXP Inc. Sophie Station Suites – Fountainhead Hotels Sourdough Express, Inc. Stellar Designs, Inc. Stoel Rives LLP Summit Logistics Swagelok Northwest (US) Swalling General Contractors, LLC Sweeney’s Clothing Taku Engineering, llc Maria Talasz TerraSond Limited Thoughts on Alaska Oil & Gas TOTE Maritime Alaska Trabits Group, LLC UA Local 375 Plumbers and Pipefitters Udelhoven Oilfield System Service LLC Patrick Walsh Walsh|Sheppard Waters Petroleum...

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Persily on Gasline

Persily on Gasline

Larry Persily presented to the Fairbanks Chapter Luncheon on September 6th. Click here to see his presentation.

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Alliance Board Member Dave Haugen featured in AK Public Media’s Midnight Oil

Alliance Board Member Dave Haugen featured in AK Public Media’s Midnight Oil

The fourth episode of Alaska Public Media’s Midnight Oil series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of TAPS features Alliance Board Member Dave Haugen. Click here to listen.

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Business success in a down economy with Spawn Ideas – KTVA Daybreak

Business success in a down economy with Spawn Ideas – KTVA Daybreak

Alliance Member Karen King, CEO and President of Spawn Ideas, joined Daybreak on Thursday to give Alaska business owners tips on how to thrive in a struggling economy. Click here to see the full story.

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