Randolph Yost

BlueCrest Strikes Oil

Apr 20, 2016
Courtesy of BlueCrest Energy

BlueCrest Energy is producing its first barrels of oil from the Cosmopolitan Unit north of Anchor Point. Company officials say the new crude is high quality and some of the cleanest they’ve ever seen. 


Drill Rig Carrier of Invasives Species?

Apr 14, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Randolph Yost drill-rig came to Homer from Singapore. A Homer environmental group is worried the Yost, now docked in the Homer port, could have brought invasive species into Alaska waters. The group is criticizing the Department of Fish and Game for not checking the rig before it docked in Kachemak Bay.


Drill Rigs, the Homer Port and Critical Habitat

Apr 12, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Randolph Yost, a jackup rig contracted by Furie Operating Alaska, is currently docked in the Port of Homer and the city is making $1,000 per day in dockage fees. The port provided similar services to another rig in 2012, but in the process a set of rules the state created to protect Kachemak Bay were broken.

Randolph Yost Arrives In Kachemak Bay

Mar 10, 2016
Photo by Julien Jacobs

The drill rig the City of Homer expected to arrive last weekend is getting ready to tie up at the Homer Port. The Randolph Yost could be ready to dock by Friday.


Jackup Rig Travels To Kachemak Bay

Mar 4, 2016
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The city of Homer is expecting a drill rig with the exploration company Furie to pull into the port Saturday. The city will host the rig after another company that parked a jackup rig in Homer went bankrupt and demanded contractors that serviced the rig pay them back.