Hunter Van Wyhe has joined Furie Operating Alaska as Operations Engineer.
This facility will serve as a multi-modal transportation and oil spill emergency response center and will provide a central location for the tribal members and members of the broader community to develop marine support services.
Catherine Briner accepted an employment offer from Furie Operating Alaska as Office Manager.
Oil and gas exploration companies offered more than $7 million for the rights to explore for oil and gas on 191,248 acres of State of Alaska land in the Arctic region.
Proved reserves of oil and natural gas rose annually in the United States by at least 9 percent in the previous two years (2017–2018), a trend interrupted by relatively low oil and natural gas prices.
“Today’s lease sale was a historic event and decades in the making… While the results may not have been as robust as we might have expected, industry still supports future access to this area,” says AOGA President and CEO Kara Moriarty.