Cook Inlet Basin Still Holds Some Exploration, Development Allure

A unique monopod-design platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet is among the assets that Miami independent Forcenergy Inc. inherited when it acquired the West McArthur River Unit in June 1997. Forcenergy increased production in the unit to 2,000 b/d in February 1998 from 1,300 b/d at acquisition.Click here to enlarge imageWhile most of Alaska's exploratory interest focuses on the North Slope, the state's original commercial producing area-the Cook Inlet basin-still holds some exploratory and development interest. Forcenergy Inc., A Miami independent, is setting the stage for an exploratory well that might put a long-denied offshore Cook Inlet oil field in the producing column for the fi...

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