Greater Mooses Tooth Unit Proposed Development Projects
The lease agreement for the GMTU was approved in January 2008, and the first expansion was approved in August 2009.
Greater Mooses Tooth Unit 2 (GMT2)
Read: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement for the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 Development Project.
On August 25, 2015, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI) submitted an application for permit to drill (APD) to the BLM for authorization to construct, operate, and maintain a drill site, access road, pipelines and ancillary facilities to support development of petroleum resources at the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) drilling location. The proposed GMT2 drill site, road and pipeline routes are all on BLM-managed lands or ANCSA corporation selected lands.
The proposed GMT2 drilling and production pad is approximately 20 miles southwest of the ConocoPhillips-operated Alpine Central Facility (CD-1). The GMT2 drill site would be supported by permitted GMT1 infrastructure and existing CD-1 infrastructure.
The BLM published the Notice of Intent (NOI) for the GMT2 Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in the Federal Register on 29 July, 2016. This initiated a 30 day public comment period for stakeholders and members of the public to submit comments concerning scoping for the GMT2 SEIS. Scoping is the process by which the BLM identifies relevant issues that warrant analysis in the SEIS. The public comment period ends on August 29, 2016. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:
Mail: GMT2 Scoping Comments
Bureau of Land Management
222 W. 7th Ave, Stop #13
Anchorage, AK, 99513
Greater Mooses Tooth Unit 1 (GMT1)
Read: Record of Decision for the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit 1
On July 22, 2013, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI) submitted an application with BLM for issuance of a right-of-way grant and related authorizations to construct, operate, and maintain a drill site, access road, pipelines, and ancillary facilities to support development of petroleum resources in GMT1.
A Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) was prepared to supplement the Alpine Satellite Development Plan (ASDP) Final EIS, dated September 2004, which analyzed the establishment of satellite oil production pads and associated infrastructure within the Alpine field. GMT1 was originally analyzed in the ASDP EIS as Colville Delta 6.
The Final GMT1 Supplemental EIS was made available on November 7, 2014, and the BLM published its Record of Decision on February 13, 2015.
The permitted GMT1 drilling and production pad is approximately 14 miles west of the ConocoPhillips-operated Alpine Central Facility (CD-1). The GMT1 drill site would be operated and maintained by Alpine staff and supported by existing CD1 infrastructure.