Chevron Announces Plans to Market Cook Inlet Assets
Anchorage, AK - October 12, 2010 - Chevron today announced that it plans to market its Cook Inlet oil and gas assets. The potential sale will include all Cook Inlet assets owned by Union Oil Company of California and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. The producing properties will be offered as a single package. The company expects marketing efforts to begin in the near future.
Chevron was one of the original explorers and developers of the Cook Inlet oil and gas fields and currently has a workforce of approximately 450 employees and contractors in Alaska.
"We are proud of our legacy and the dedicated and talented workforce that has developed and operated these assets safely and responsibly for many years. We will continue to focus on safe and reliable operations as we pursue the opportunity for another company to acquire these assets and further develop their potential," said John Zager, General Manager for Chevron in Alaska.
Zager added: "We believe that finding a company that views the Cook Inlet as a vital, core asset will benefit the employees, the community and the state in the long run."
The assets Chevron intends to divest include interests in the Granite Point, Middle Ground Shoals, Trading Bay and MacArthur River Fields; interests in 10 offshore platforms; interests in onshore gas fields including the Ninilchik Unit and the Beluga River Unit; and two gas storage facilities. Current net production from the assets is approximately 4,000 barrels of oil per day and 90 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Concurrent with the Cook Inlet producing property divestitures, Chevron also will include the divestiture of its interests in the Cook Inlet Pipe Line Company (CIPL) and the Kenai Kachemak Pipeline, LLC (KKPL).
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