Ancillary Activities

Ancillary Activities are Geological and Geophysical (G&G) exploration and development activities conducted to detect oil, gas, or sulphur in commercial quantities. Other Ancillary Activities are conducted for data collection regarding geological, archaeological, biologic, oceanographic, or other information or studies related to discharge modeling.

Geotechnical evaluations are Ancillary Activities designed to assess the geologic characteristics, stability, and potential hazards of a proposed site or route.

 


SHELL

July 17, 2013: Letter from BOEM Alaska OCS Region to Shell noting no objection to their Chukchi Sea open water marine survey plan.

July 16, 2013: BOEM completes Environmental Assessment of Shell's 2013 Chukchi Sea Ancillary Activities Survey, and issues Finding of No Significant Impact.

June 2013Revised Shell Plan of Cooperation 2013 Proposed Open Water Marine Surveys Program 2013 Chukchi Sea (page 16 of May 22, 2013 Program Update redacted)

June 5, 2013: Public Comment period ends.

May 23,2013BOEM Seeks Public Involvement in Preparing an Environmental Assessment for the Shell Chukchi Sea Ancillary Activities Notice for the 2013 Open Water Season.

April 19, 2013: Ancillary Activity Notice of Intent for Marine Surveys in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska, During 2013. Replaces memo of Feb. 12, 2013.

Feb. 12, 2013: Ancillary Activity Notice of Intent for 2013 Marine Surveys in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska.

 


HILCORP/BP LIBERTY PROSPECT

May 13, 2015: Letter from BOEM Alaska OCS Region to Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, noting no objection to their April 2, 2015 Notice of Intent to conduct ancillary activities in the Beaufort Sea in 2015.

Apr. 02, 2015: Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, Notice of Intent to Conduct Shallow Hazard and Strudel Scour Investigation, Liberty Development Project, Beaufort Sea, Alaska.

Feb. 03, 2015Letter from BOEM Alaska OCS Region to Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, noting no objection to their Dec. 4, 2014 Notice of Intent to conduct ancillary activities in the Beaufort Sea in 2015.

Dec. 04, 2014Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, Notice of Intent to Conduct 2015 Winter On-Ice Geotechnical Investigation, Liberty Development project, Beaufort Sea, Alaska. The project scope includes two areas of investigations: onshore and offshore extending into state and federal waters of the Beaufort Sea. The OCS offshore activities are scheduled to begin in March 2015 and conclude in May 2015; attached is the Project Description/Plan of Operations, project area map, a Golder Associates Spill Emergency Response Plan, and Cultural Resources Review.

2014 Summer Open water Geophysical Investigation ancillary activities in support of the Liberty Development

2014 Winter On-Ice Geotechnical and Seabottom Investigation ancillary activities in support of the Liberty Development

2013 Summer Open water Geophysical Investigation ancillary activities in support of the Liberty Development

2013 Winter On-Ice Geotechnical and Seabottom Investigation ancillary activities in support of the Liberty Development

 


STATOIL

Dec. 27, 2012: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management letter regarding Statoil's Final Archaeological Assessment of Geotechnical Cores and Materials report

June 2012: Statoil's Archaeological Assessment of Geotechnical Cores and Materials, 2011 Chukchi Sea