Oil Search (Alaska), LLC, Pikka Unit, Nanushuk Project Lease Plan of Operations Development Phase

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas (Division) received a Lease Plan of Operations application from Oil Search (Alaska), LLC (OSA) dated, July 15, 2019, to authorize the development phase of the Nanushuk project within the Pikka Unit. The proposed development will be authorized under AS 38.05 and 11 Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) 83.346.  The Division is providing public notice and an opportunity to comment.

Applicant: OSA (see application for contact information)

Project ID: LONS 19-003

Location: Approximately seven miles northeast of the community of Nuiqsut

Project Description: OSA is requesting authorization to begin the development phase of the Nanushuk project within the Pikka Unit. The Nanushuk Project will be targeting oil in the Alpine C and Nanushuk reservoirs. The development will include three drill sites (ND-A, ND-B, and ND-C) with up to 151 total production and injection wells. Other infrastructure and facilities within the Pikka Unit will include the Nanushuk Processing Facility (NPF), infield pipelines, import and export pipelines, infield and access roads, a boat ramp and a potable water system. The project will use the Oliktok Dock for offloading barges transporting sealift modules. The Oliktok Dock will undergo screeding activities prior to activity. The application package is available for review at the Division’s Permitting Section, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1100, Anchorage, or online at  Please send comments to the Division by email to, or by regular mail to the Division address above.  All comments must be in writing.  A copy of the final decision will be sent to any person who provides written comments.  An eligible person affected by this decision who provided timely written comment or public hearing testimony on this decision may appeal or request the commissioner’s reconsideration in accordance with 11 AAC 02.

All comments must be received by the Comment Deadline: 4:30 pm, Alaska Standard Time, September 20, 2019.

The Department of Natural Resources complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This notice will be made available in alternative communication formats upon request. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids, services, or special modifications to participate may contact the address above or call 907-269-8411.

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Created 8/16/2019 12:47:16 PM by scclifton
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Department: Natural Resources
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Oil & Gas
Location(s): Anchorage, Arctic Region, Barrow, Deadhorse, Northern Region, Statewide
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Publish Date: 8/16/2019
Archive Date: 9/20/2019