Greater Mooses Tooth Unit Proposed Development Project
BLM is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the development of petroleum resources in the Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit, located within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
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Record of Decision-
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Publication of Final EIS-
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Notice of Availability of Draft EIS-
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Publication of the Notice of Intent initiated a public scoping comment period of 21 days, ending September 6, 2013. During the comment period, the BLM will solicit public comments on the scope of the planning issues, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be considered in the analysis of the proposed action.
Comments can be sent by e-mail to BLM_AK_AKSO_GMT_1_Comments @blm.gov, or in writing to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: GMT1 Scoping Comments, 222 West 7th Avenue, Stop #13, Anchorage, AK 99513.
Proposed Project Description
- On July 22, 2013, ConocoPhillips 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 at GMT1. The proposed drill site location, and majority of the infield roads and pipeline route are on BLM-managed lands.
- The Supplemental EIS is being prepared for the limited purpose of supplementing 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. The SEIS will tier to the ASDP Final EIS, and the NPR-A Final Integrated Activity Plan/EIS, finalized in November 2012
- The GMT1 project would facilitate the first production of oil from federal lands in the NPR-A.
- The proposed 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.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Project Lead, Bridget Psarianos (907) 271-4208.