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Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...and largely ineffective for a manned aircraft. Additionally, the UAF crew has used the little fliers to monitor oil spill response drills run by Chevron in at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.The experience of the UAF staff was a "major...
Video surveillance may be on the way for Kenai dipnetters

...agreement we have in place is that the cameras can also be utilized for emergency response and that would include oil spill response," Catalano said. "If there's something in the area that the cameras would prove to be useful for the unified...
Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill response, prevention efforts

...recent anniversary reminds Alaskans, and the world, of the importance of oil spill prevention and need to improve oil spill response. Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council has worked hard since the spill to ensure that prevention...
More questions than answers for oil and gas in 2014

...for a fleet of 29 vessels and aerial support from a support base in Barrow and an alternative base in Wainwright. Oil spill response equipment would be kept on hand near Kotzebue Sound and a standby rig, the Polar Pioneer, will be in Dutch Harbor...
Alaska chosen as drone test site can be used for civilian activities. It has been researching the viability of use of drones for things like oil spill response, wildlife surveys, highway construction and fisheries management, he said.FAA's decision will open more opportunities...
Cook Inlet spill tool used during Kulluk grounding

A recently released, web-based oil spill response tool developed specifically for Cook Inlet helped responders monitoring Royal Dutch Shell's grounded Kulluk oil drilling rig...
Shell hopes to move forward with offshore drilling

...when Shell spent $2.1 billion for Chukchi leases in 2008. "We have been concerned all along about the lack of oil spill response capacity in the Arctic, and in Shell's outfit in particular, and the fact that they were given permission to...
Analysis: 2013 a pivotal year for oil and gas

...conical drill structure Kulluk is at Dutch Harbor. An assortment of other vessels such as anchor-handling tugs and oil spill response barges will also be on hand. One hurdle Shell will face in 2013, as it did in 2012, is moving a specialized spill...
Grounding prompts federal assessment of Arctic drilling

...was found with safety deficiencies, and Shell's oil spill response vessel barge, which could not obtain certification...drill into petroleum-bearing rock because Shell's oil spill response barge was unable to achieve certification in time...
Team finds options to reduce marine oil spills

...and Hazardous Substance Contingency Plan.In Alaska, the state and federal regulations for what happens during an oil spill response have been combined into a unified plan, of which Cook Inlet is a subarea, Robertson said. Some of the other subarea...


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