DOWL developed a third-party EIS for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Oil Search Alaska’s proposed Nanushuk oil development project. The project is located on the North Slope of Alaska, east of the Colville River delta. The EIS analyzed construction of three drill sites, a central processing facility, an operations center, roads, and pipelines. The development will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day; a much-needed boost for the North Slope and for Alaska’s overall economy.
DOWL facilitated development of a reasonable range of alternatives and identified, analyzed, and documented potential biological, physical, and social impacts from those alternatives. Our team coordinated dozens of cooperating agency meetings, as well as public involvement meetings, to facilitate the environmental review process and ensure an accurate and robust analysis was completed in a collaborative environment. Cooperating agencies included Federal, State, and tribal entities. DOWL delivered the EIS on schedule and under budget.
DOWL completed the scoping process to identify key issues for the EIS and coordinated with the USACE and cooperating agencies to determine the range of alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
North Slope, Alaska
Oil Search Alaska
Drainage and River Systems