Residents of a tiny Kenai Peninsula subdivision near Anchor Point thought they had a little slice of peace and quiet. But a tract of homestead land to the south held an oil test well. And now it’s home to 38 acres of an active oil well, processing train, natural gas flare, workers’ camp, truck filling station and a five-story rig that is about to start drilling 30 more wells.
The Center for Biological Diversity is calling for the National Marine Fisheries Service to stop BlueCrest Energy’s plans to conduct hydraulic fracturing of oil wells in Cook Inlet, citing concern for beluga whales.
BlueCrest Energy pledged to hire four Kenai Peninsula College graduates to work at their drilling site near Anchor Point. The company made good on its promise. One of BlueCrest’s local hires says the job is the next step in what he hopes will be a promising career.
An annual two day event designed to take the temperature of industry on the Kenai Peninsula got underway Thursday at the Old Carr's Mall in Kenai. The event’s sponsors invited government officials, company executives and industry advocates to speak. BlueCrest Energy, the company drilling for oil north of Anchor Point, accepted their invitation.
BlueCrest Energy Representatives are looking for local talent to help man a facility at the company’s drill pad north of Anchor Point. BlueCrest wants to drill for oil in the Cosmopolitan Oil Fields in Cook Inlet. They plan to hire four graduates from Kenai Peninsula College. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke to Jeffery Laude, a professor in the college’s Process Technology Department about the hires.
BlueCrest Energy plans to drill for oil in Cook Inlet’s Cosmopolitan oil fields from the shore just north of Anchor Point. But, there is also a chance the company will place a rig in the water to drill for natural gas. Market speculation and debate over the state’s tax credits are making BlueCrest hesitate.
A Texas-based company will begin drilling for oil in Cook Inlet next year using extended-reach oil wells. BlueCrest Energy plans to drill onshore north of Anchor Point. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler attended informational meetings in Homer and Anchor Point this week. The participants seemed split between hope for an economic jump start and worry for the project’s safety.