Cook Inlet


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Cook Inlet

 

(Kenai Inlet) a gulf of the Pacific Ocean, located on the southern shores of Alaska. Length 370 km; width, 18–111 km; depth, 22–78 m. The shores in the south are high, rocky, and heavily indented, while those in the north are low-lying. Tides are semidiurnal and as great as 12 m. The strong tidal bore reaches 15.5 km per hr. The port of Anchorage is at the far end of the inlet. Cook Inlet was discovered and explored by J. Cook in 1778.

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For a period of about 1,500 years, Alutiiq Eskimo subsistence societies occupied the Kachemak Bay area in Cook Inlet until it was abandoned around 600 A.
5 million was fulfilled, and, prior to the granting of the extension of the license, Cook Inlet Energy had the right to convert the license for all or any portion of the acreage into oil and gas leases.
As previously reported, Spartan Drilling is in the process of being engaged to operate the Endeavour, and we are looking forward to benefit from their operational expertise and experience working in the Cook Inlet.
This project was initiated by Cook Inlet Energy, another independent redeveloping the small Redoubt Shoal field on the Inlet's west side, and subsequently taken over by Tesoro.
Hilcorp acquired Cook Inlet properties belonging to Chevron and Marathon, has been credited with rejuvenating old wells and drilling new ones to improve oil and natural gas production in the inlet.
0 million payment specified in paragraph (b) above, GeoPetro will thereafter receive an overriding royalty interest of 10% of 8/8ths on the Alaska Leases issued by the State of Alaska and the Alaska Mental Health Trust and an overriding royalty interest of 7% of 8/8ths on the Alaska Leases issued by Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
The Alaska Scientific Review Group (AKSRG) (1), the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee (ABWC) (2), the Cook Inlet Marine Mammal Council (CIMMC) (3), various NMFS offices (in particular the NMFS Alaska Regional Office (AKR), NMFS Office of Protected Resources (OPR), and the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML)), and several nongovernmental organizations (NGO's), have all expressed concern about the high level of harvest from this small, isolated population of belugas (NMFS, 1999, 2000).
The delivery of the Endeavour jack-up rig to the Cook Inlet will complete the first phase of Buccaneer's business plan started almost 2 years ago.
And it's pursuing an ambitious slate of projects that could make serious waves in the Cook Inlet basin.
Oil and natural gas from Cook Inlet are the major sources of heat and electricity for Southcentral Alaskans.
LNG teams continue refining the preferred route for the natural gas pipeline to cross Cook Inlet on its way to shore in Nikiski, site of the proposed liquefied natural gas plant.

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