Final Best Interest Finding-North Slope Areawide Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) offers for lease all available state-owned acreage in the North Slope Areawide Oil and Gas Lease Sale area. The lease sale area consists of all state owned lands lying between the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) on the west and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on the east, and from the Beaufort Sea in the north to the Umiat Meridian Baseline in the south.

The director’s determination is based upon a review of all facts and issues known, or made known, to the director, which enables him to arrive at a determination whether this disposal serves the best interests of the state. The review and finding address only reasonably foreseeable, significant effects of the uses proposed to be authorized by the disposal (AS 38.05.035(e)(1)(A)).

This report documents the directors determination and includes the following chapters: 1)Intro:Lease area, lease process, government powers. 2)Property Description and Petroleum Potential 3)Habitat (Fish and Wildlife) 4)Current and Projected Uses in the Lease Area 5)Reasonable Forseeable Effects of Leasing and Subsequent Activity 6)Specific Issues Related to Oil and Gas Exploration, Development, Production and Transportation 7)Mitigation Measures and Lessee Advisories 8)Bidding Methods and Lease Terms 9)Conclusions

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ISO Topics biota, boundaries, environment, geoscientificInformation
Primary Organization Alaska Division of Oil and Gas
Funding Organizations Alaska Division of Oil and Gas
Organization Types State
Geo-keywords North Slope
Status Complete
End Date 2008-07-15
Created February 23, 2016, 01:38 (AKST)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 20:33 (AKDT)