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What others say: Walker pulls rug from under explorers

...Our original cover story for this Oil & Gas Reporter was a profile of Corri Feige, the new director of the state Oil and Gas Division, and her effort to put the welcome mat out for new explorers coming to Alaska.After Gov. Bill Walker's announcement...
Cook Inlet oil production up 25 percent exploring on its own in the Inlet with a major seismic program and one exploration well drilled so far. Oil and Gas Division Director Bill Barron echoed Balash's comments: "Increases in production from mature fields are not possible...
Lease sale nets $5.2 million

...152 state-owned oil and gas tracts were offered, with 35 sold for about $5.2 million in high bids, state Oil and Gas Division Director Bill Barron said. All bids were from independent companies. No major companies submitted bids.Bids...
Commissioner looks at oil and gas

...a North Slope natural gas pipeline, Sullivan said in announcing the appointment.As the deputy director at the oil and gas division Gibson led the commercial branch of the AGIA team for the past four years. He has also provided key guidance on...
Comments on spill rules run the gamut

...quality management programs will be conducted by the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office, or PSIO, a group within the Oil and Gas Division. Details of the program, which are among a series of regulatory steps the state will take to improve safety...
Oil industry review under way

...petroleum and whether they overlap or whether there are gaps. That study is due to be completed in September. The oil and gas division and its parent agency, the Department of Natural Resources, manages state-owned lands and leases on state lands...
Inlet lease sale set for Wednesday

...North Slope and North Slope foothills sale for Oct. 26, the Division of Oil and Gas said in a press release.The oil and gas division will offer new conditions and options in both sales to stimulate industry interest, Bill Barron, new director...
Hilcorp dominates Cook Inlet lease sale

...companies.Twenty-eight lease tracts were sold with high bids of $419,840 offered by six bidder groups, Alaska Oil And Gas Division Director Bill Barron said.Hilcorp bid mostly for onshore tracts on the Kenai Peninsula near areas where it is...
Study: 10 years of gas in inlet: Economics of getting the product to market not yet addressed

A Department of Natural Resources report released on Monday says the Cook Inlet Basin has enough natural gas reserves to meet Southcentral's energy needs for the next 10 years, but it doesn't address some of the economics of getting the gas to market.
Irwin: Pipeline project high centered

...for permitting, engineering and field work, according to Kurtis Gibson, acting deputy director of the DNR?s Oil and Gas Division, who accompanied Irwin. The governor has said she is confident the state?s half billion dollars will be returned...


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