ADN/Arctic Sounder by Carey Restino. The Arctic Policy Commission met this week in Anchorage, taking testimony ... has recommended sweeping infrastructure improvements in the Arctic, as well as increased funding for and presence of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Here is the agenda for last Thursday's Resource Development Council for Alaska program along with many video links:
RDC’s 35th Annual Conference Presentations
Alaska Resources Conference
November 19-20, 2014
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
Some videos and pdfs are large files and may take a moment to open.
All available presentations have been posted.
Wednesday – November 19th
7:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Wells Fargo
8:00 Opening Remarks
Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line
Alaska Industry 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Outlook
Oil & Gas: Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association pdf video
Fisheries: Stephanie Madsen, Executive Director, At-Sea Processors Association video
Forestry: Keith Coulter, Lands Manager, Koncor Forest Products, Afognak Island Operationspdf video
Mining: Karen Matthias, Managing Consultant, Council of Alaska Producers pdf video
Tourism: Gideon Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, CIRI Alaska Tourism pdf video
10:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
10:30 Investment in Action
Moderator: Wendy Lindskoog, RDC Executive Committee, and Vice President, Business Management and Corporate Affairs, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Trond-Erik Johansen, President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. pdf video
Investing in Alaska's Future
Janet Weiss, President, Alaska, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. video
11:30 Networking Break
Noon Keynote Luncheon - Sponsored by Northrim Bank
The Arctic: Overcoming Challenges, Harnessing Great Opportunities
Moderator: Ethan Schutt, RDC Secretary, and Senior Vice President, Land and Energy Development, Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Thomas Mack, President and Interim CEO, Aleut Corporation pdf video
Rex Allen Rock, Sr., President and CEO, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation video
1:30 p.m. Remarks by Governor Sean Parnell video
Cook Inlet and Interior Basin Outlook
Moderator: Lisa Parker, RDC Board Member, and Manager, Government Relations, Apache Alaska, Inc.
Greg Lalicker, President, Hilcorp pdf video
David Hall, President, Cook Inlet Energy pdf video
Jim Mery, Vice President, Doyon Ltd. pdf video
3:00 Gourmet Break - Sponsored by Cruise Lines International Association - Alaska
4:30 VIP Reception – Sponsored by ExxonMobil, open to all conference attendees
Thursday – November 20th
7:00 a.m. Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area - Sponsored by Geokinetics, Inc.
8:00 Point Thomson: One Step Closer to Production
Moderator: Len Horst, RDC Treasurer, and Fixed Operations Manager, Alaska Sales and Service
Gina Dickerson, Point Thomson Senior Project Manager, ExxonMobil Development Company pdf
Remarks by Governor-Elect Bill Walker video
10:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP
10:30 Celebrating 25 Years of Developing Potential: What's Next?
Moderator: Lorna Shaw, RDC Vice President, and External Affairs Manager, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
Wayne Hall, Manager, Community and Public Relations, Teck (combined with Miller below)
Lance Miller, Vice President, Natural Resources, NANA Regional Corporation pdf video
Mike Satre, Manager of Government and Community Relations, Hecla Greens Creek Mining pdfvideo
11:30 Networking Break
Noon Keynote Luncheon - Sponsored by Holland America Line
Outlook for Commodities in Alaska Export Markets: From Minerals to LNG
Moderator: Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line
Patricia Mohr, Vice President, Economics and Commodity Markets Specialist, The Scotiabank Group pdf video
Last call for Grand Raffle ticket stubs at conclusion of lunch program
1:30 p.m. Special video message from U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski video
Progress Report on the Alaska LNG Project
Moderator: Kara Moriarty, RDC Executive Committee, and President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects pdf video
Steve Butt, Senior Project Manager, Alaska LNG Project pdf video
Mike Palowski, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources pdf video
3:00 Grand Raffle Drawing
Send-off Toast – Sponsored by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Toast by Janet Weiss, AOGA Board President video
Calgary Herald by James Wood. Premier Jim Prentice (NGP Photo) says he can do business with the Ontario and Quebec premiers even as they put in place potential new hurdles to pipeline development. On Friday, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne and Quebec’s Philippe Couillard agreed to a joint response to projects such as TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Energy East, saying that such pipelines have to be environmentally sound, enjoy local community and First Nations support and provide economic benefits to the two provinces. (Video Here)
Drilling forecast calls for 10% activity decline in 2015
By Dan Healing, Calgary Herald November 20, 2014 ... 10 per cent decline in drilling activity in 2015 due to delays in takeaway pipeline construction, ...
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo) today applauded the Department of Energy’s authorization for Alaska’s proposed liquefied natural gas project (LNG) to export to countries with free trade agreements (FTA) with the United States.
The decision authorizes exports to South Korea and other nations FTA with the United States. A separate authorization is needed to ship LNG to non-FTA countries.
“This FTA license is good news for Alaska, but by law it had to be approved. The real test is the non-FTA license,” Murkowski said. “I am watching the process carefully to ensure there are no unnecessary delays in approving exports to Japan and other non-FTA countries. I have said from the beginning that DOE should continue to consider Alaska gas exports on their own separate track – as they always have.”
Murkowski is the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Ontario, Quebec discuss Energy East pipeline strategy
The bargaining chip that is the Keystone pipeline
The pipeline that would connect Alberta's oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries in Texas and Louisiana fell ... It doesn't have an impact on U.S. gas prices.
Nisga'a Nation signs LNG pipeline benefits deal with BC
KTNA Radio: Listen to the Audio. The State of Alaska has made many attempts to build a gas pipeline. Currently, a lot of effort is being put into the Alaska LNG Project, a partnership between the state, the three largest oil producers, and Trans-Canada. The project recently held an open-house meeting in Trapper Creek.
Calgary Herald. TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) is plotting new pipelines that would tap into burgeoning U.S. shale oil deposits, a company executive told investors a day after efforts to speed up approval of its Keystone XL project failed in the U.S. Senate.
Paul Miller, the executive in charge of liquids pipelines, divulged few details of the nascent projects at the company's annual investor conference in Toronto.
Is Barack Obama telling the truth about the Keystone XLpipeline?
It won't lead to lower gas prices, nor create much work aside from ... it has no intention of exporting Canadian crude oil from the Keystone XL pipeline.