The two AOGCC
geologists oversee every permit to drill in Alaska, review proposed programs, and make sure operations comply with state regulations and Commission orders.
At that time, the AOGCC
determined that the Cosmopolitan State # 1 well had the potential to flow at 26 barrels of oil per day ("BOPD") above 6,000' and therefore required a major modification to the Cosmopolitan C-Plan.
The then-coordinator told me that since we were both regulatory bodies, the AOGCC
shouldn't hold the BLM to the same standards we hold industry to.
also has found that Conservation Order No.
The State of Alaska's drilling rules were very strong even before Macondo--stronger that the federal government's--and a detailed post-Macondo review of regulations by the AOGCC
and outside experts revealed no major flaws except in one area, a specific requirement for a plan to control a blowout, according to Kathy Foerster, another AOGCC
In order to provide clarity in our reports and releases, we have filed with AOGCC
to rename our wells to reflect their pad number and the order in which they were drilled.
oversees oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations on all lands subject to the state's police powers.
required pressure test to 15,000 PSI of choke manifold and 15,000 PSI blow-out preventer ("BOP").
After the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC
) granted Lapp Resources the go-ahead for the project in July, AOGCC
chairman Dave Johnston complimented Lappi on his efforts, noting the obvious lack of independents in Alaska's high-cost drilling environment.
Meanwhile, the AOGCC
, endowed with broad statutory powers to enforce state oil and gas laws, grew increasingly impatient with both DNR and the owners, threatening to intervene and force a unit agreement if the parties could not reach a consensus.
mud systems and blowout preventer's, will be tested to satisfy AOGCC
conducted preliminary inspections during the last week and did not raise any specific points of concern.