http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil What's New in Exploration http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/january-2018/columns/whats-new-in-exploration 2018: The best [or worst] year ever? New survey shows ​huge increase in recoverable energy resources in Alaska http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/25/new-survey-shows-huge-increase-in-recoverable-energy-resources-in-alaska U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke ​released an updated resource assessment​ for​ the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A), the Western Beaufort Sea, adjacent State and Native lands, and State waters​,​​ which estimates the mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources both on and offshore to include 17.6 Bbbl of oil and more than 50 Tcf of gas. Drilling in Arctic refuge could see further delays, despite tax bill http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/20/drilling-in-arctic-refuge-could-see-further-delays-despite-tax-bill Congress is close to lifting a 40-year-old ban on energy development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but drilling for oil in that frozen wilderness may still be years away as the effort faces exhaustive environmental reviews and likely lawsuits. Arctic refuge drilling to get speedy permit review, U.S. says http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/8/arctic-refuge-drilling-to-get-speedy-permit-review-us-says The Trump administration has a plan in place to speed up permit reviews for drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if Congress approves exploration there, an advisor to the U.S. Interior Department said Thursday. Oil drilling in Alaska refuge hits snag over budget protocol http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/30/oil-drilling-in-alaska-refuge-hits-snag-over-budget-protocol A bid to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling faces a hold up over an arcane budget rule, a development that may mean it can’t be included in the tax overhaul legislation. 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.