http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Arctic refuge drilling moves closer to reality with Senate vote http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/15/arctic-refuge-drilling-moves-closer-to-reality-with-senate-vote Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge took a significant step forward Wednesday, as the Senate energy committee approved legislation to compel lease sales in the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain along Alaska’s northeast coast -- tying it to tax reform. Oil Search acquires $400-million in Alaskan oil assets http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/3/oil-search-acquires-400-million-in-alaskan-oil-assets Oil Search signed an agreement to acquire a number of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope from privately-owned companies Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Company LLC. Republicans may use budget to open Arctic, Atlantic to oil rigs http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/18/republicans-may-use-budget-to-open-arctic-atlantic-to-oil-rigs Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling -- and they don’t plan on stopping there. VOICE responds to press conference on 2018 budget resolution, ANWR http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/17/voice-responds-to-press-conference-on-2018-budget-resolution-anwr Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) is deeply disappointed by today’s joint press conference, held by a half dozen democratic senators and several NGOs, pleading for permanent protection of the 1002 area of ANWR from oil and gas exploration. Senate Republicans set the stage to unlock 12 Bbbl of oil in Alaska refuge http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/29/senate-republicans-set-the-stage-to-unlock-12-bbbl-of-oil-in-alaska-refuge Senate Republicans set the stage for using the budget to end the 37-year ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Arctic drilling measure sought in budget by Alaska senator http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/27/arctic-drilling-measure-sought-in-budget-by-alaska-senator Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan said he’s pushing for budget language that would make it easier for Congress to allow oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve. BOEM publishes draft EIS for Hilcorp oil, gas project in Beaufort Sea http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/18/boem-publishes-draft-eis-for-hilcorp-oil-gas-project-in-beaufort-sea The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the possible environmental impacts of the activities proposed in an offshore oil and gas development and production plan (DPP) submitted to BOEM by Hilcorp Alaska LLC. on Sept. 18, 2015. Cook Inlet Federal Lease Sale yields more than $3 million in high bids http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/22/cook-inlet-federal-lease-sale-yields-more-than-3-million-in-high-bids Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244 -- the first lease sale held in Alaska’s federal waters since 2008 -- garnered $3,034,815 in high bids for 14 tracts covering roughly 76,615 acres in Cook Inlet, off south-central Alaska. All bids were submitted by Hilcorp Alaska LLC. BP celebrates 40 years of production at Prudhoe Bay http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/19/bp-celebrates-40-years-of-production-at-prudhoe-bay The BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska has reached 40 years of production, a milestone highlighting its historic contribution to U.S. energy security and ongoing role as a key economic engine for the region and nation. BOEM publishes final notice for June Cook Inlet lease sale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/5/19/boem-publishes-final-notice-for-june-cook-inlet-lease-sale The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it will offer approximately 1.09 million acres off Alaska’s southcentral coast in a lease sale scheduled for June 21.