spot fueling, and retail sales. NOSI is
responsible for transferring bulk fuel between Deadhorse and Point Thomson via
ice road tanker trucks or barge and providing spot fueling services from West
Dock and ExxonMobil’s Deadhorse pad.
The company also provides retail fuel
sales in Deadhorse, Osborne says.
In a way, the company’s objective
with the multimillion-dollar natural
gas development is simple.
“You don’t want work to stop because
you don’t have fuel,” Osborne says.
In a different sense, there’s more to
it than that. Osborne says his company
places a high value on the way in which
it does business. Environmental impact
and relationships with other agencies
are both top priorities for the company,
the president says.
To get the job done at Point Thomson,
Osborne says his company partnered
with Crowley and NANA/Lynden, a fellow NANA subsidiary.
Given the difficult environmental
conditions on the North Slope, about
90 percent of the fuel for development
work at Point Thomson is transferred
between February and April, Osborne
says. The remainder is supplemented by
barging activity later in the year.
Global Diving & Salvage
Challenging environments are a constant consideration for businesses active
within Alaska’s oil and gas sector. The
North Slope isn’t the only harsh terrain.
In Cook Inlet, Global Diving & Salvage provides support services deep
underneath the freezing, murky waters.
The nationwide company’s Alaska office provides blackwater still photography
and video services, level III underwater
non-destructive testing, OQ-compliant
dive personnel, North Slope offshore exploration rig support, ship husbandry,
marine salvage, and certified underwater
welding. That portfolio of services involves
inspecting subsea structures and pipelines, installing and repairing offshore
infrastructure, pipeline stabilization and
repairs, and corrosion control work.
It can be demanding, dangerous
work. When it comes to Cook Inlet,
Global Diving & Salvage Dive Operations Manager John Juettner says there
are a few main things to know.
Divers are probably not going to be
able to see what they’re working on, so
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