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.
Alaska law stipulates that the AOGCC
, "upon proper petition, after notice and hearing, has jurisdiction, power and authority, and it is its duty to make and enforce orders and do the things necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of this section.
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.
also has found that Conservation Order No.
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.
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
Seamount was originally appointed to the 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.
regulations allow for such a waiver if other wells have been drilled in the area and the information received from processing the cuttings on any particular new well will not add to the body of knowledge for that area.
required pressure test to 15,000 PSI of choke manifold and 15,000 PSI blow-out preventer ("BOP").
oversees oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations on all lands subject to the state's police powers.
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.