Map and Database of Exploration Drilling Targets Categorized by Play Type, North Slope and Offshore Arctic Alaska
This map shows the drilling targets categorized by play type for 548 exploration wells on the North Slope of Alaska, Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea. The discovery well and production data for each producing pool are integrated into the study. All exploration target data are from public sources. (Gregersen and Brown, 2019).
- Sheet 1 - Map of all Exploration Drilling Targets Categorized by Play Type
- Sheet 2 - Map of Ellesmerian Exploration Drilling targets (Kekiktuk Formation, Lisburne Group, Sadlerochit Group, Shublik Formation, and Sag River Sandstone)
- Sheet 3 - Map of Beaufortian Exploration Drilling targets (Jurassic Shoreface and Cretaceous Rift)
- Sheet 4 - Map of Brookian Exploration Drilling Targets (Brookian Turbidite and Brookian Topset)
- Database of Exploration Drilling Targets Categorized by Play Type (Excel)
- History and Areal Distribution of Exploration Drilling Targets Categorized by Play Type, North Slope and Offshore Arctic Alaska (Alaska Geological Society Presentation, Anchorage, AK May 29, 2019)
- ARC GIS Map Package of Exploration Targets
- Shapefiles of Exploration Targets
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Well Dataset (BOEM-2018-00218)
An Introduction to the November 2012 State of Alaska Areawide Lease Sales (A video presentation by Paul Decker)
Shale Well Sampler Dataset
Reservoir Quality and Petrophysical Model of the Tarn Deep-Water Slope-Apron System, North Slope, Alaska
North Slope of Alaska Facility Sharing Study - May 2004North Slope Facility Sharing Study PDF
This study was commissioned by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas to address issues associated with processing facility sharing agreements for future North Slope activity. The goals are: to characterize the existing facilities, their current throughput, and their theoretical capacities; to identify the needs and desires of independent producers and North Slope facility owners and operators; to describe how facility access is managed in other oil and gas provinces; and to develop guidelines for facility access on the North Slope. Exploration and drilling activities are not addressed in this study. Only issues related to facility sharing and availability of space in pipelines are addressed in this report.
An Introduction to the May, 2012 Areawide Lease Sales (A video presentation by Paul Decker)
Cook Inlet Natural Gas Studies
- 2018 Cook Inlet Natural Gas Availability
- 2015 Updated Engineering Evaluation of Remaining Cook Inlet Gas Reserves
- December 2015 SPE Slide Presentation
- 2011 Cook Inlet Natural Gas Production Cost Study
- 2009 Preliminary Engineering and Geological Evaluation of Remaining Cook Inlet Gas Reserves
- 2009 DOG Cook Inlet Gas Study Transmittal Memo
2008 Kenai LNG Facility Settlement Agreement Seismic Data
- Cook Inlet LNG Settlement Executive Summary (Jan 2, 2008)
- Final State LNG Settlement Agreement (Dec 31, 2007)
- Data Exclusion Area Map - ConocoPhilips Alaska, Inc.
- Data Exclusion Area Map - Marathon Oil Company
- ConocoPhillips LNG Data Catalog (Dec 1, 2008) -- Redacted
The State of Alaska and the U.S. Geological Survey, in a cooperative effort, have compiled all of the geological and geophysical data for the interior of Alaska at a scale of 1:500,000. These data are available both in digital form as well as map form. The compiled data consist of the total-intensity magnetic-anomaly, the complete Bouguer Anomaly and the mapped geology, and cover the major interior basins of Alaska. The limits of data coverage are from 61° to 66° latitude and 144° to 159° longitude.
The gravity, magnetic and geologic maps are now available (Maps GP-1016, GP-1014 and OFR 98-133, respectively). Paper maps can be obtained from the USGS. The digital data (OFR 98-133A) have been compiled on a CD and are also available from the USGS.
USGS Contact Information:
Alaska Science Center
4230 University Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4664
Biostratigraphic Analysis of Northwestern Alaska Peninsula Bristol Bay Basin Exploration Wells
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, through both the Division of Oil and Gas (DOG) and the Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (DGGS), completed technical studies in preparation for the areawide lease sale offering of state acreage on the Alaska Peninsula in October, 2005. The offering is the first state lease sale in the region since 1985. DOG is committed to assembling and publicly distributing as much geological and geophysical data and interpretation as possible as a means of renewing petroleum industry interest in this under explored area. For example, in January, 2004, DOG released to the public an extensive compilation of digital information, including geologic maps, well logs, and seismic data free of charge in a three-volume set on compact disk.
In order to better define the regional stratigraphic and structural framework of the Tertiary-aged Bristol Bay Basin (also known as North Aleutian Basin) in advance of the proposed lease sale, DOG contracted with Micropaleo Consultants for professional services to complete a biostratigraphic analysis already in progress of 11 key exploration wells, representing both onshore and offshore penetrations of the basin. The data and interpretations are provided in both fully digital and hard copy formats.
Photomicrograph Plates (TIF) Palynomorph Plates
- David River Paly Plate-1
- Hoodoo Lake-1 Paly Plate-2
- Hoodoo Lake-1 Paly Plate-3
- Hoodoo Lake-2 Paly Plate-4
- Hoodoo Lake-2 Paly Plate-5
- Hoodoo Lake-2 Paly Plate-6
- Port Heiden Paly Plate-7
- Port Heiden Paly Plate-8
- Port Heiden Paly Plate-9
- Sandy River Paly Plate-10
Siliceous Microfossil & Calcareous Nannoplankton Plates 1 - 3
- Hoodoo Lake 1 & 2 Sandy River Siliceous & Calcareous Plate
- Port Heiden Siliceous Plate-2
- Port Heiden Siliceous Plate-3
Foraminifera Plates 1 - 5
- Hoodoo Lake-1 Foram Plate-1
- Hoodoo Lake-2 Foram Plate-2
- Hoodoo Lake-2 Foram Plate-3
- Hoodoo Lake-2 Foram Plate-4
- Sandy River Foram Plate-5
Biostratigraphy Correlation Sections (PDF)
Alaska Geologic Carbon Sequestration Potential Estimate
This is the final report for the Alaska Geologic Carbon Sequestration Potential Estimate: Screening Saline Basins and Refining Coal Estimates Project under contract number MR-045, conducted by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The information from this project contributes to the California Energy Commission PIER's (Public Interest Energy Research) Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation Program.