Preparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned From the First Season

October 11, 2012

Room 106 Gorsuch Commons University of Alaska Anchorage Campus

alaska field hearing 101112WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a field hearing in Alaska on “Preparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned from the First Season.” This hearing will examine the operational lessons to be learned following the first season of exploratory drilling activity in the Arctic.


Majority Statement

  • Senator Mark Begich

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable David J. Hayes

    Deputy Secretary
    U.S. Department of the Interior
    Hayes Testimony (187.76 KB)
  • Ms. Laura K. Furgione

    Acting Director, National Weather Service
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Rear Admiral Thomas P. Ostebo

    Commander, Seventeenth District
    U.S. Coast Guard
    Ostebo Testimony (456.78 KB)

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Pete E. Slaiby

    Vice President, Exploration and Production
    Shell Alaska
    Slaiby Testimony (290.02 KB)
  • Mr. Jacob Adams

    Chief Administrative Officer
    North Slope Borough, Alaska
    Adams Testimony (57.57 KB)
  • Ms. Edith Vorderstrasse

    Consulting Division Manager
    Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation