Alaska’s oil production prospects

North Slope oil and gas activity as of Oct. 2018.
(Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas)

Is the North Slope seeing a resurgence in oil production? What about offshore? There’s a lot of industry excitement over promising new prospects, so what will it take to translate that into new oil flowing through the trans-Alaska Pipeline? And could lower per barrel oil prices cool off the hot talk? Looking at the possible oil industry renaissance is our discussion on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Joe Marushack, President, ConocoPhillips Alaska
  • Jim Beckham, Deputy Director of the Division of Oil and Gas
  • David Houseknecht, USGS Geologist

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.