Savant takes over as operator of a North Slope field


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Savant Alaska LLC has taken over as operator of the small Badami field east of Prudhoe Bay.

The previous operator, BP Exploration Alaska Inc., announced the change Oct. 16 in a communication with its employees.

Savant, based in Denver, Colo., has been redeveloping and drilling new wells at Badami, which is 25 miles east of Prudhoe, under a “farmout” arrangement with BP negotiated in 2008. BP developed Badami in 1998 and then shut the field in 2003 due to poor well performance and reservoir complications.

BP worked with the wells and restarted operations temporarily, and then suspended production again. The reservoir geology at Badami turned out to be more complex than anticipated.

Savant and Arctic Slope Regional Corp., its partner, began production again in late 2010 under the farmout with BP. Savant and ASRC drilled horizontal sidetrack wells from vertical wells drilled earlier by BP and also drilled a separate exploration well, which was successful.

Badami is currently producing about 1,500 barrels per day, Savant Vice President Greg Vigil said recently in an interview.

“Savant will now assume operation of the Badami plant and associated surface facilities that have been operated by BP and which were restarted in November 2010,” BP said in a notice sent to its Alaska employees. BP will continue to operate the field and provide support through a transition period, the company said.

“This is a good outcome for BP, Savant and the state of Alaska. BP will now be able to focus on its core North Slope assets,” BP said in the announcement.

The 25-mile Badami pipeline connecting the field to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is being operated at rates below its capacity, but the pipeline is considered key infrastructure that will be important for future development in the eastern North Slope and offshore federal Beaufort Sea leases where Shell plans to explore in 2012.

ExxonMobil and its partners, which include BP, are developing a gas cycling and condensate production project at Point Thomson, about 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay and 35 miles east of Badami. That project will produce about 10,000 barrels per day of liquid condensate and transport it through a new pipeline that will connect with the existing Badami pipeline.

Meanwhile, Shell hopes to drill offshore exploration wells in 2012 in Camden Bay, which is north of Point Thomson. If a commercial discovery is made, the oil will be brought ashore and shipped to the trans-Alaska oil pipeline through the existing pipelines built east from Prudhoe Bay.

Tim Bradner can be reached at tim.bradner@alaskajournal.com.

Reader Comments:
Aug 27, 2013 12:23 pm
 Posted by  evjohnfish

Aug. 27, 2013

Dear Wayne, Randy, and Marry,

I want to thank you for giving me a chance to interview with your company on Monday. I was very disappointed to hear back from Wayne, that I wasn't chosen out of the other two applacatants. However I am still very interested in working for you on the North Slope and know what ever job that may come available, I would be interested in talking to you about.

Thank you again for your time. I look forward in hearing from you in the fueture.

Regards,

Everett Johnson
(425) 644-2100
evjohnfish@aol..com

Aug. 11, 2013
Dear Sir,
I am attaching my resume for you to look over. I have been flying in Alaska for the past 12 years as a Bush Pilot and saw that you were looking for a Support Tech in Savant.
Being a Pilot in Alaska I would consider myself as a expert in weather observation. I also know my way around Control towers and know how to keep equipment is up to date and current with FAA regulations, I know Microsoft Office application and have a working knowledge of computers technologies and programs. I am good at generating reports and purchasing airline tickets at the very best pricing and discounts for employees.
Being a Pilot, and Bush Pilot in Alaska I have complete understanding and excellent communications skills with ground personal and Pilots.
I also enjoy working in remote areas and get along very well with fellow workers and have always been a team player.
I ve operated heavy equipment such as Pile Drivers in the past as I owned a Pile Driving Company for 18 years.
As a Bush Pilot in Alaska I know how to loading planes and knowing how to get every last item on board and still be within the weight and balance and gross weight limits of that plane..
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Regards,
Everett Johnson
RESUME
Everett Johnson
17226 SE 40th Place
Bellevue WA. 98008
(425) 644-2100
Cell (206) 718-2727
E-mail: evjohnfish@aol.com

OBJECTIVE: To secure a position on the North Slope I am open to any position that may come avalable .
CURRENT LICENSES AND RATINGS
United States
Airline Transport Pilot
Ratings and Limitations
Airplane Multi Engine Land and SEA
Commercial Pilot Privileges
Instrument raring
Airplane Single Engine Land and SEA, Multi Engine SEA, Flight Instructor,
Flight Engineer
Rating and Limitations
Turbojet License
First Class Medical Certificate
Canada
Senior Commercial Pilot License with a class one Instrument Rating. I was Mohawk Chief Pilot for three years up until they closed there Flight Operations down and sold there planes.
Saudi Arabia
Airline Transport Pilot, I flew for the Saudi Royal Family in there Special Flight Dept. for two years. I was based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and also live and flew out of a very remote area in Saudia Arabia only used by the Royal family.
Airplane Single Engine Land and Sea, Multi Land, Flight Instructor
EMPLOYMENT FROM 1979 through 1998

I was the CEO of Nyman Marine and Pile Driving Corporation besides running the day to day operation I also operated there aircraft flying clients and company personal throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.

I have been flying Beavers on floats out of Ketchikan, Kenai,and Dillingham, Togiak Refuge, Wood-Tikchik State Park, King Salmon, Brooks range, for the pass 12 years. I am looking to find a position in Prudhoe Bay area. As you know flying in Alaska as a Bush Pilot for over 12 years you become an expert on weather and knowing weather condition and how to report correct weather reports.
TOTAL FLYING HOURS
15,930 plus hours to date including--
11,500 hours - cross country,
9,000 hours - schedule air carrier
3,500 hours - multi - engine (Boeing 727, PBY's, King Air, Queen Air, BN2A, Cessna Citation 1, F27, 185,206,310,402,421,Super Cubs on Tundra tires and Floats, Gull Wing Stinson (tail wheel), Beavers, Aztec ++)

5,545 hours-SEA, 2,600 hours plus on Amphibian) Beavers, 206, 185, Super Cubs
1,400 hours - night
1,700 plus hours - Alaska time
835 hours - IFR
EDUCATION
University of Washington Seattle, Washington
University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii
Antioch West Seattle, Washington
PERSONAL DATA
Appearance: 5' 8", 170 pounds, married
Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Skin Diving, Water Skiing, and Snow Skiing.


Everett Johnson

Aug 27, 2013 12:24 pm
 Posted by  evjohnfish

Aug. 27, 2013

Dear Wayne, Randy, and Marry,

I want to thank you for giving me a chance to interview with your company on Monday. I was very disappointed to hear back from Wayne, that I wasn't chosen out of the other two applacatants. However I am still very interested in working for you on the North Slope and know what ever job that may come available, I would be interested in talking to you about.

Thank you again for your time. I look forward in hearing from you in the fueture.

Regards,

Everett Johnson
(425) 644-2100
evjohnfish@aol..com

Aug. 11, 2013
Dear Sir,
I am attaching my resume for you to look over. I have been flying in Alaska for the past 12 years as a Bush Pilot and saw that you were looking for a Support Tech in Savant.
Being a Pilot in Alaska I would consider myself as a expert in weather observation. I also know my way around Control towers and know how to keep equipment is up to date and current with FAA regulations, I know Microsoft Office application and have a working knowledge of computers technologies and programs. I am good at generating reports and purchasing airline tickets at the very best pricing and discounts for employees.
Being a Pilot, and Bush Pilot in Alaska I have complete understanding and excellent communications skills with ground personal and Pilots.
I also enjoy working in remote areas and get along very well with fellow workers and have always been a team player.
I ve operated heavy equipment such as Pile Drivers in the past as I owned a Pile Driving Company for 18 years.
As a Bush Pilot in Alaska I know how to loading planes and knowing how to get every last item on board and still be within the weight and balance and gross weight limits of that plane..
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Regards,
Everett Johnson
RESUME
Everett Johnson
17226 SE 40th Place
Bellevue WA. 98008
(425) 644-2100
Cell (206) 718-2727
E-mail: evjohnfish@aol.com

OBJECTIVE: To secure a position on the North Slope I am open to any position that may come avalable .
CURRENT LICENSES AND RATINGS
United States
Airline Transport Pilot
Ratings and Limitations
Airplane Multi Engine Land and SEA
Commercial Pilot Privileges
Instrument raring
Airplane Single Engine Land and SEA, Multi Engine SEA, Flight Instructor,
Flight Engineer
Rating and Limitations
Turbojet License
First Class Medical Certificate
Canada
Senior Commercial Pilot License with a class one Instrument Rating. I was Mohawk Chief Pilot for three years up until they closed there Flight Operations down and sold there planes.
Saudi Arabia
Airline Transport Pilot, I flew for the Saudi Royal Family in there Special Flight Dept. for two years. I was based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and also live and flew out of a very remote area in Saudia Arabia only used by the Royal family.
Airplane Single Engine Land and Sea, Multi Land, Flight Instructor
EMPLOYMENT FROM 1979 through 1998

I was the CEO of Nyman Marine and Pile Driving Corporation besides running the day to day operation I also operated there aircraft flying clients and company personal throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.

I have been flying Beavers on floats out of Ketchikan, Kenai,and Dillingham, Togiak Refuge, Wood-Tikchik State Park, King Salmon, Brooks range, for the pass 12 years. I am looking to find a position in Prudhoe Bay area. As you know flying in Alaska as a Bush Pilot for over 12 years you become an expert on weather and knowing weather condition and how to report correct weather reports.
TOTAL FLYING HOURS
15,930 plus hours to date including--
11,500 hours - cross country,
9,000 hours - schedule air carrier
3,500 hours - multi - engine (Boeing 727, PBY's, King Air, Queen Air, BN2A, Cessna Citation 1, F27, 185,206,310,402,421,Super Cubs on Tundra tires and Floats, Gull Wing Stinson (tail wheel), Beavers, Aztec ++)

5,545 hours-SEA, 2,600 hours plus on Amphibian) Beavers, 206, 185, Super Cubs
1,400 hours - night
1,700 plus hours - Alaska time
835 hours - IFR
EDUCATION
University of Washington Seattle, Washington
University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii
Antioch West Seattle, Washington
PERSONAL DATA
Appearance: 5' 8", 170 pounds, married
Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Skin Diving, Water Skiing, and Snow Skiing.


Everett Johnson

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