Category Archives: Ice Roads

Ice Roads

For all you ice road truckers, from Petroleum News: ExxonMobil Production Co. said July 14 that it has awarded contracts for work in support of the first well in a multi-well drilling program at Point Thomson, part of the plan … Continue reading

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Ice Roads (2)

After posting “Ice Roads (1)”, I came across this article, courtesy of Alan Bailey at Petroleum News. It gives a little more detail. Northern Alaska‚Äôs vanishing highways Evolving ice road construction techniques are enabling oil companies to adapt to varying … Continue reading

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Ice Roads (1)

There seems to be some interest in ice roads, no doubt due to the cable TV show “Ice Road Truckers”. That show takes place in Canada. Here in Alaska there are a few differences. Here’s a short primer on Alaskan … Continue reading

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Ice Roads

A good explanation of why we use ice roads. From Petroleum News (www.petroleumnews.com), Vol. 12, No. 34, Week of August 26, 2007, courtesy of Rose Ragsdale. Frozen byways offer vanishing footprint Ice roads, winter byways that disappear with breakup in … Continue reading

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Ice Road Truckers

Just saw an advertisement for “Ice Road Truckers” on the History Channel. Looks like a variation on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” except with trucks instead of fishing boats. Winter travel on the slope in winter is mostly done on … Continue reading

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