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Alaska OCS Region Activities

Noble Discoverer

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is committed to safe and environmentally-responsible operations throughout all of the activities in the Alaska OCS Region. From the applications for permit to drill to the operator's Oil Spill Response Plan, BSEE engineers, response specialists and inspectors are ensuring that operations are conducted safely at all levels at all times.

Image: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) personnel conducted inspections of Shell Oil Co. marine vessels Noble Discoverer and the semi-submersible drilling unit Transocean Polar Pioneer (pictured) in Dutch Harbor, Alaska July 7-12, 2015.

Current Alaska OCS Activities

Alaska Regional Operations Ongoing
Eni Request for Suspension of Operations 4-3-2020
Hilcorp Alaska, LLC Suspension of Production Request Liberty Unit 12-26-2019

Historical Alska OCS Activities

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Exploration, LLC (AEX) Relinquishment of Leases 4-16-2020
Fact Sheet - Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Exploration, LLC Leases 4-13-2018
BSEE Letter of Response to AEX Suspension of Operations (SOO) Request 4-13-2018
Eni Application for Permit to Drill NN01 Approval Letter with conditions 11-28-2017
Eni Application for Permit to Drill Public Information Copy NN01 11-28-2017
Arctic Exploration - Burger J Well Data - 2015 09-11-2017
BSEE Approval of AEX Taktuk Unit 07-11-2017
BSEE Acceptance of AEX Taktuk Unit 06-29-2017
BSEE Approval of Eni Harrison Bay Block 6423 Unit 02-27-2017
BSEE Response to Eni Unitization Request 01-31-2017
BSEE Letter of Response to Statoil Suspension of Operations (SOO) Request 10-16-2015
BSEE Letter of Response to Shell Suspension Operations (SOO) Request 20-16-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Modify Public Information Copy Burger V 09-25-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Modify Burger V Approval 09-25-2015
Shell Well Activity Reports for Burger J and Burger V 09-16-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Modify Public Information Copy Burger J 08-17-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Modify Burger J Approval 08-17-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Drill Burger J Approval Letter with conditions 07-22-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Drill Public Information Copy Burger J 07-22-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Drill Burger V Approval Letter with conditions 07-22-2015
Shell Application for Permit to Drill Public Information Copy Burger V 07-22-2015
Shell 2015 Chukchi Sea Drilling Ice Management Response Letter to BSEE, BOEM 07-17-2015
Arctic Containment System Approval for 2015 OCS Exploratory Drilling Operations 07-08-2015
Capping Stack Approval for 2015 OCS Exploratory Drilling Operations 06-30-2015
Shell Chukchi Sea OSRP Acknowledgment 05-29-2015
Shell Chukchi Sea OSRP with Cover Letters 05-15-2015
Deployment and Testing of Shell Arctic Containment System 04-16-2015
Beaufort Sea OSRP Acknowledgement 06-23-2014
APD Approval Letter 08-30-2012

Alaska OCS Region Wells Drilled

Alaska OCS Region Wells 4-3-2020

Please find contact info to direct questions regarding Alaska OCS Region activity on the main Alaska Regional Office page.