Apache Corporation has received the 2013 Chairman’s Stewardship Award from the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission for its use of wireless seismic technology in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.
Apache was nominated for the stewardship award by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA). The company’s submission was entitled “Using Wireless Technology to Overcome Environmental Challenges in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.” It won in the “small-independent” category.
Apache’s Cook Inlet 3-D seismic program employs the industry’s first true cable-free wireless seismic technology to acquire 3-D seismic data in order to limit disturbance of communities, wildlife and the environment in the Cook Inlet area.
The company has worked with Alaska Native corporations and tribal councils as well as contractors, stakeholders and government agencies to minimize the impact on Cook Inlet Beluga whales and other marine mammals, including killer whales, harbor porpoises, Steller sea lions and harbor seals.
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