Resource plays could help refill trans-Alaska pipeline

Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC, working with its partner Halliburton, spudded the Alcor-1 well, 17 miles south of Deadhorse, Alas., on June 19, 2012, and the Nabors 105 rig drilled to 10,812 ft. Targeted intervals included the Shublik, Kingak, and HRZ shale formations. The Alcor-1 drillsite is constructed of rig mats with a herculite liner and bermed to create an entirely contained drill pad. Whole core samples and other well data were collected. Photo courtesy of Great Bear Petroleum. Mohamed A. Abdel-Rahman Royale Energy Inc. San Diego, Calif. Can Alaska match some of the other emerging oil plays in the Lower 48, namely the Eagle Ford shale and the Bakken? Alaska's Department of ...

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