WorldOil ConocoPhillips to acquire Nuna discovery acreage in Alaska ConocoPhillips Alaska (COPA) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC to acquire 100% of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately 5 mi southwest of Oooguruk field. Federal judge blocks President Trump's Arctic drilling plans The Trump administration's attempt to restore oil and gas leasing in U.S. waters was blocked by a federal judge in Alaska, delivering a win to environmentalists who argued that offshore drilling isn’t worth the risk. Trump approves plan for oil production facility on manmade Arctic island The Trump administration has authorized Hilcorp Energy Co.’s plan to build an artificial gravel island in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and use it to extract crude -- marking the first approval of an oil production facility in federal Arctic waters. ConocoPhillips reports exploration success in Alaska ConocoPhillips has provided an update on its operating plan for Alaska, focusing on the company’s long history of creating value in the state and an ongoing commitment to invest in low cost of supply opportunities. BP to increase share in UK’s giant Clair field, sell interest in Alaska’s Kuparuk field BP has announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK. ANWR could boost U.S. oil supplies, but it's going to be a while Don’t hold your breath waiting for oil from ANWR. Senator eyes oil tax to punish Canada over Alaska drilling clash As Alaska’s congressional delegation worked feverishly last year to achieve the decades-long dream of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, they came across a formidable opponent: Canada. BP, Alaska Gasline Development Corp. sign binding gas sales agreement The Alaska LNG Project reached a historic milestone today as BP Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) announced the parties have agreed to key terms of a gas sales agreement, including price and volume. BOEM to open call for information, nominations for proposed Beaufort Sea lease sale The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced it will publish in the Federal Register a call for information and nominations covering a proposed lease sale in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea Planning Area in 2019. What's New in Exploration 2018: The best [or worst] year ever?