Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Working with the Oil and Gas Industry



Types of Information Needed from Industry


  • Risk Management Information: Was Requested by January 9, 2009

    • Initial list of risk assessment studies that might be made available (e.g., asset or integrity management risk efforts)
    • Other documents that would be considered to be useful in developing the project methodology or in focusing the risk assessment activities
    • Risk assessment standards and guidance that the industry believes represent best practices
    • Operating company risk management policies and procedures pertinent to this risk assessment
    • Example approaches for consistently ranking safety, environmental, and economic consequences

  • Basic Facility Information: Was Requested by June 15, 2009

    • Asset inventory and associated industry mapping information for:
      • Unit and facility boundaries
      • Cook Inlet onshore and offshore production facilities, platforms, and pipelines
      • North Slope production facilities, well pads, transit lines, pipelines, support facilities (CPS, CCP, CGF, G&I, etc.), Pump Station 1 & TAPS Alignment
      • TAPS pump stations, North Pole metering, Valdez (Petrostar) refinery metering, and Valdez Marine Terminal
    • Production capacity information and historical production volumes by field, facility or operating asset (e.g., gathering center)
    • Production compositions and process parameters, including changes in composition over time
    • Process Description
    • Description of Major Facility Renewal Programs or New Development Projects that are currently underway
    • Listing and information of critical support facilities
    • Facility Manning Description
    • Facility and Equipment Data
      • Major Equipment List/System and Component Descriptions
      • Equipment age and original design life
  • Detailed Facility Information:

    **List of Studies & Commitment to Provide Information was Requested by May 31, 2009

    • Design data/drawings for facilities/equipment which reflect engineered systems and processes
    • Incident History for events with significant production, environmental, or safety impacts, including outage duration data, spill data, etc. 
    • Relevant Reports and Studies (other than risk assessments).  For example:
      • Overall condition assessments, inspection records, corrosion data
      • Remaining life projections
      • Life extension studies
    • Management System Processes and Practices.  For example:
      • Integrity Management
      • Operations Management
      • Maintenance Management
    • Relevant risk assessments previously conducted for aspects of Alaska’s oil and gas infrastructure, including natural hazard studies.