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Energy Forum

South Central Alaska Energy Forum, September 20 & 21, 2006

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Municipality of Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su Boroughs sponsored a two day Public Forum on September 20 and 21, 2006 at the Egan Center in Anchorage to assess the long range energy needs of South Central Alaska.  This forum covered a broad spectrum of topics including opportunities for new exploration, extending production from existing fields, Cook Inlet oil and gas infrastructure, an examination of other energy alternatives and an assessment of anticipated utility and industrial user energy needs.

Final Report (pdf)

Program (pdf)


(pdf): Wednesday, 20 Sep 2006  /  Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 Updated 13 November 2006

Program Overview

Presentations are linked as pdfs when available.
Topic / Presentation Invited Speakers
Opening / Welcome / Comments by Mayors Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) / Governor Frank H. Murkowski / Mark Begich, Mayor, Anchorage
John Williams, Mayor, Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB)
Tim Anderson, Mayor, Matanuska Susitna Borough
The Looming Energy Challenge in South Central AK
- Gas Supply and Forecast Charles P. Thomas, Manager, Arctic Energy Office SAIC
- Gas Pricing Arlon Tussing, Economist, University of Alaska, Anchorage
- Kenai Borough Perspective Bill Popp, Special Assistant to Mayor, KPB, Oil & Gas Liaison
Utility Gas Users
- Enstar Natural Gas Company Dan Dieckgraeff, Manager - Regulatory & Gas Supply, Enstar
- Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) Jim Posey, General Manager, ML&P
- Chugach Electric Association, Inc. (CEA) John Cooley, Director of System Control, CEA (Invited)
Industrial User Needs and Plans
- Overview of Natural Gas Demand William Nebesky, Commercial Analyst, DNR/DOG
- Agrium, Today & Tomorrow
- Kenai Blue Sky Project
Christian Sonnichsen, Plant Manager &
Tim Johnson, Lead - Blue Sky Project, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Lt. Governor Remarks Lt. Governor Loren Leman
Lunch Speakers / Cook Inlet History
 - Cook Inlet, the Early Days Thomas E. Kelly, Former Commissioner, DNR
 - History of Cook Inlet Oil & Gas Exploration Bill Van Dyke, Acting Director, DNR/DOG
Extending Production
- ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. Scott Jepsen, Manager, Cook Inlet, ConocoPhillips Alaska
- Chevron U.S.A. John Zager, General Manager, Chevron U.S.A.
- Aurora Power Resources Ed Jones, Exec VP E & O, Aurora Power Resources
Cook Inlet Infrastructure
- Aging Platforms Pat Galvin, Leasing Mgr. DNR/DOG
- Pipeline Access (Speaker TBA) (Andy Hoagie (ph))
- Gas Storage (Permitting/Leasing) Brian Havelock, NR Specialist, DOG/DNR
- Gas Storage – Producers John Zager, GM, Chevron U.S.A.
Effect of Taxes and Incentives
- Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) Tom Williams, Chair AOGA Tax Committee
- DNR/DOG William Nebesky, Commercial Analyst, DNR/DOG &
Greg Bidwell, Commercial Analyst, DNR/DOG
- DOR Mark Edwards, Revenue Development, DOR
Overview of Energy Alternatives
- Overview of Energy Alternatives Carolyn Dunmire, Managing Director, Dunmire Consulting
- Natural Gas & AK’s Future Mary Ann Pease, Gas Line Advisor to the Governor, Former Chair, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce/ Chuck Logsdon Ph.D., Gas Line Advisor to the Governor, State of Alaska
Cook Inlet Oil & Gas Resources
- Historical Natural Gas Prospecting Steve Davies, Sr. Petroleum Geologist, AOGCC
- Current Cook Inlet Resource Potential David Hite, Owner & Geologist, Hite Consulting
- Use of CO2 in EOR Charles Thomas, Manager, Arctic Energy Office SAIC or David Hite
- MMS Drew Comer, Geologist
New Players in South Central Oil & Gas Exploration
- Benchmark Oil & Gas Company Denise M. Stone, Exploration Advisor
- Pioneer Natural Resources Company Ken Sheffield, Jr., President, Pioneer Natural Resources Company
- Rutter & Wilbanks Corporation Bill Rutter III, VP, Rutter & Wilbanks Corporation
- Renaissance Resources (Alaska), LLC Mark R. Landt, Co-Founder, Renaissance Resources (Alaska), LLC
- Storm Cat Energy Corri Feige, Storm Cat Energy Corporation
North Slope Gas – Spur Line
- Spur Line Harold Heinze, CEO, Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority
- Spur Line Analysis Charles Thomas, Arctic Energy Office SAIC
- Importance of Spur Line to Kenai Peninsula Borough SAIC Study Team
Coal Power
- Industrial Development & Export Mike Barry, Chairman, Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority & AEA
- Usibelli Coal Company

Steve Denton, VP Business Development, Usibelli Coal Co.

- PacRim Coal Company Bob Stiles, President, DRven Corporation
Roundtable Discussion John K. Norman, Chairman, AOGCC, Moderator
Cook Inlet Energy Solutions: Putting the Pieces Together - short, medium & long term alternatives. Carolyn Dunmire, Dunmire Consulting, Harold Heinze, CEO, Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority, Tony Izzo, Former President & CEO, Enstar Natural Gas Company, Scott Jepsen, Manager - Cook Inlet, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Tim Johnson, Agrium U.S. Inc., Mike Munger, Executive Director, CIRCAC, Bill Popp, Special Assistant to Mayor, KPB, >Jim Posey, GM, Municipal Light & Power, John Zager, GM, Chevron U.S.A.
Opportunity for Public Comments & Questions
Moderators – AOGCC John K. Norman, Chairman & Dan T. Seamount, Commissioner, AOGCC
Conclusion AOGCC

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