http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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. Pipeline built to survive extremes can't bear slow oil flow http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/4/11/pipeline-built-to-survive-extremes-cant-bear-slow-oil-flow Here at the top of the world, January brought a glimpse of the anxious future facing Alaska’s once-mighty oil pipeline. CERAWeek ’17: U.S. Senators Murkowski, Cornyn advocate for open trade, easing energy regulation http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/10/ceraweek-17-us-senators-murkowski-cornyn-advocate-for-open-trade-easing-energy-regulation As President Trump’s administration continues to settle in, energy industry constituents in Alaska and Texas are watching closely, in hopes that the new staff will move forward with a common-sense regulatory approach, when it comes to EandP activities. Canada rules out Arctic drilling extensions for Exxon and BP http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/1/6/canada-rules-out-arctic-drilling-extensions-for-exxon-and-bp The Canadian government says it won’t grant extensions to exploration licenses for Exxon Mobil, BP and other oil firms as it prepares for consultations over the impact of an Arctic drilling moratorium. Imperial Oil, BP in limbo after Canada freezes Arctic drilling http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/12/23/imperial-oil-bp-in-limbo-after-canada-freezes-arctic-drilling Energy firms including Imperial Oil and BP will get a year of consultations to hash out the fate of their rights in Canada’s Arctic after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s drilling freeze set the stage for a dispute over license extensions. Obama said to use 1953 law to block drilling in Arctic, Atlantic http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/12/19/obama-said-to-use-1953-law-to-block-drilling-in-arctic-atlantic President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts of the Atlantic, a move that could indefinitely restrict oil production there, according to two people familiar with the decision. Obama Admin officials express support for Arctic oil and gas development http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/10/26/obama-admin-officials-express-support-for-arctic-oil-and-gas-development Obama Administration officials and former leaders of U.S. Armed Forces expressed support for Arctic oil and gas development at an Atlantic Council event on Geopolitics, Security, and Energy in the Arctic, sponsored by the Arctic Energy Center, yesterday afternoon.