ConocoPhillips’ size and dominance in Alaska weren’t enough to inoculate it from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, 2021 was a “reset” year for the company, which produced approximately 208,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in Q1 with an average price of $60 per barrel.
The ability to recruit and retain a reliable, skilled workforce that can handle the technical, environmental, and even mental aspects of remote jobs is a crucial component of a project’s success.
Comprised of little more than a roughly 3,300-foot-long runway, an apron, and a small terminal, rural airports ensure year-round access to residents and tourists and keep communities supplied with goods, equipment, and other everyday essentials.
The revised development plan ultimately allows Oil Search to increase its overall production at a reduced cost.
Eventually Alaskan workers will return to the office, and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in thinking among business leaders about what constitutes the ideal workspace.
Ice roads are an “elegant” solution to the problem of accessing Alaska’s remote projects, taking advantage of locally sourced materials without long-term effects on the delicate tundra.
As scientists and medical experts work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the conversation has grown to include not just the safety and efficacy of a potential vaccine but the logistics surrounding its distribution as well.
Contractors working in the Last Frontier are well aware of Alaska’s short building season and familiar with projects with tight timelines—but they also know how to get the job done.
In the months leading up to the Census, government officials, advertising agencies, and tribal leaders worked together to create public outreach campaigns to encourage Alaska Native participation and ensure Alaska’s communities receive their fair share of federal funding.
The pandemic forced businesses to come up with innovative solutions to keep customers coming through their doors—if not literally, then figuratively—even when they couldn’t belly up to the bar for a drink or enjoy a weekend brunch with friends.