Tim Bradner

  • Alaska wasn’t on Curtis Burton’s radar screen when he helped start Buccaneer Energy in 2007, but it quickly became the centerpiece for the company’s growth strategy. Buccaneer, based in Houston but listed on the Australian stock exchange, is essentially a U.S. company. Its assets and people ar...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:28pm
  • Three new directors were named to the board of Australian independent Buccaneer Energy in a special July 2 shareholder meeting, a development that puts the company’s current focus on Cook Inlet offshore exploration in question. The board is now split three-to-three, with the three new directors ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:26pm
  • Companies working on a large North Slope natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project said June 21 they have started summer fieldwork associated with a more detailed engineering phase on planning for the $45 billion-plus project....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:26pm
  • Agrium Corp. is doing an assessment of facilities and equipment at its closed ammonia and urea fertilizer plant at Nikiski, and will have about 50 people at work at the facility, mostly contractor employees, through late summer and early fall. The company shut down the plant in 2007 when Cook Inlet ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Australia-based Buccaneer Energy has encountered oil and gas-bearing zones in its Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, the company has announced.  Meanwhile, the company is fighting an attempt by two Chinese investors to take over the company. A special board meeting was planned for July...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:13pm
  • A senior federal government group led by a top White House official was in Alaska on June 14 meeting with state and local officials on President Barack Obama’s new Arctic policy. Over the next few months the group will flesh out the policy, which was announced recently, Nancy Sutley, chair of the ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:27pm
  • A two-day oil spill containment and cleanup drill at the Valdez Marine Terminal took place June 12-13. Spill response crews practiced dealing with a simulated 90,000 barrel spill during crude oil loading at the Valdez terminal, Coast Guard Lt. Allie Ferko said. This is considered a “worst case” ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:55am
  • Flint Hills Resources has a guaranteed supply of state royalty oil for its refinery at North Pole, east of Fairbanks in Alaska’s Interior. Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation June 11 approving a new contract to supply royalty oil to the refinery. The contract, which is for five years, allows Flin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:52am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed a bill May 29 committing the state to finance $362.5 million of a proposed $425 million natural gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope as well as facilities in Fairbanks to “re-gasify” and store LNG trucked from the slope and to distribute gas to residential and busin...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:00pm
  • Independent oil and gas explorer Buccaneer Energy says it would prefer a subsea production system for the development of Cosmopolitan, an oil and gas deposit the company is now testing in Cook Inlet. It would be the first subsea development in the inlet, where conventional platforms have operated si...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:29am

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