Energy for Alaska

Historical development of drilling and production activities

1958

First discovery of gas reserves in the Cook Inlet.

1962 - 1993

Following the discovery of the Prudhoe Bay oil field (the largest crude oil reserve in the US), exploration activities in the Cook Inlet decrease significantly, leaving most of it unexplored.

1964

Installation of the first oil platform in the Cook Inlet by Shell.

1966

Exploratory drilling activities in the Cook Inlet at their peak.

1968

Following the discovery of the Prudhoe Bay oil field (the largest crude oil reserve in the US), exploration activities in the Cook Inlet decrease significantly, leaving most of it unexplored.

1994

Gross natural gas production in the Cook Inlet peaks at annual output of around 311 billion cubic feet.

 

Activities of the Deutsche Oel & Gas Group

2011

Furie brings the Spartan 151 jack-up drilling rig into the Cook Inlet, the first drilling platform since 1993, and drills to an interim depth of 8,809 feet (approx. 2,680 metres).

2012

Furie completes the KLU #1 well at a depth of 15,298 feet (around 4,570 metres).

Furie drills the KLU #2 and KLU #2A wells in the southwest area of the Corsair Block.

2013

After drilling to a vertical depth of 10,391 feet in the KLU #3 well, the Deutsche Oel & Gas Group flow tests three zones with a maximum of 35.3 million cubic feet of gas per day.

In the North Block, the first exploration well for crude oil (KLU #4) reaches a depth of approximately 8,600 feet (over 2,600 meters).

The Deutsche Oel & Gas Group commissions its own production infrastructure, after obtaining the necessary permits from the State of Alaska and federal government.

2014

The infrastructure work started in 2013 continues.

Successful completion of the fifth well (KLU #5), the first in the Central Block, at a depth of approximately 3,600 metres.

Deutsche Oel & Gas brings its first production platform into the Cook Inlet.

2015

 

Completion of the 22.5-kilometre stretch of subsea pipeline for the transport of gas and, later, oil from the Kitchen Lights Unit.

Installation of the monopod production platform at the KLU #3 well location and onshore processing facility on the Kenai Peninsula.

The pipeline is successfully connected from the monopod production platform to the onshore processing facility.

First of natural gas produces in November 2015.

2016

Drilling of the KLU A-1 development well (KLU #3b).

Drilling and completion of the KLU A-2 development well (KLU #3c).

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