DAL Awarded North Slope Contract
Doyon, Limited subsidiary, Doyon Associated, LLC (DAL), was recently awarded a pipeline construction project with Hilcorp Alaska, LLC. The project, called Moose Pad, is located on the North Slope to the west of Milne Point and is part of the overall Moose Pad Development Project.
The development to Moose Pad is anticipated to add 10,000 – 15,000 barrels of oil per day to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). The pad is sized to house up to 70 production and injection wells, which will feed into the pipelines being constructed for the project.
The Moose Pad Pipeline Project for DAL will consist of building two pipelines of approximately 2.5 miles each on new vertical support members (VSMs) from a work ice pad. Construction is expected to take place during the 2018 winter season with mobilization to the North Slope expected to occur sometime after mid-January 2018.
Moose Pad is one of only two new pipeline projects on the North Slope to be sanctioned and built since 2015. Given the lack of activity on the North Slope due to the low oil prices from the last few years, DAL is excited to be going to work for a new client and looks forward to assisting Hilcorp in their Alaska endeavors.
Because DAL is a member of the North Slope Labor and Construction Agreement, the Moose Pad Pipeline Project will be constructed utilizing resources from Fairbanks’ Local Union Labor Halls. The union halls expected to be utilized on the project are Local 375 (Pipefitters), Local 302 (Operating Engineers), Local 959 (Teamsters), and Local 942 (Alaska Laborers).
“This project is important with not only our company, but also for DAL’s owners (Doyon Oilfield Services, Inc. and Associated Pipe Line Contractors, Inc.) as we establish a new working relationship with a major player in Alaska oilfields,” stated DAL CFO/business manager, Scott Dutton.
For more information regarding DAL, please visit www.doyonassociated.com.