Drilling rig back on site in Cook Inlet
Anchorage Daily News online
Published: May 7th, 2012 10:02 PM
Last Modified: May 7th, 2012 10:03 PM
Sporting a new paint job, the Spartan 151 jack-up drilling rig is back on location in Cook Inlet for the re-entry of an oil and gas well it began last year in Furie Operating Alaska's Kitchen Lights unit, after being dry-docked for the winter at Port Graham on the Kenai Peninsula.
Before suspending drilling operations on Oct. 28, the KLU 1 well reached a depth of 8,805 feet, and Furie announced a gas discovery.
Four tugs, from Foss and Crowley, assisted in securing the jack-up to the seafloor, Furie said, managing to position it within 1.5 feet of its original location.
There is a good possibility of finding further significant gas, deeper in KLU 1, Furie president Damon Kade told legislators in
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