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Travis Peltier is a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer with the Division of Oil and Gas, within the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.  In January, Travis went to Juneau twice to testify to SFIN and HFIN about the State of Alaska's Fall 2022 Oil Production Forecast that is published within the Department of Revenue's (DOR) Fall 2022 Revenue Sources Book (RSB). Travis severed from BP Alaska when they left the state, enjoyed seven months off and eventually returned to work in a role similar to what he was doing at BP Alaska and one in which he recognizes the importance of the work his team does for the State of Alaska.

 
"While looking for my next opportunity and managing the challenges of the pandemic and its impact on employment, I worked for a subsidiary company to NANA, an engineering firm called Kuna" said Travis. "They do some cool work in the mining industry, and I got to do some really awesome field work out at Red Dog Mine drilling geotechnical wells in the creek drainages away from the mine site, but my heart was still in Oil and Gas and I wanted to come back to that."
My heart was still in Oil and Gas and I wanted to come back to that  - Travis Peltier, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

"My team at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, develops the oil production forecast over the fall, and shares the forecast with the Alaska Department of Revenue.  The oil production forecast is a critical piece of information needed to help Alaska's legislative bodies understand Alaska's revenue sources over the next decade.  My part in the testimony is to share the forecast, share how the forecast is developed, share results of how oil production turned out relative to the forecast in the most previous fiscal year, and answer any questions that our elected officials on those two committees have as they relate to the production forecast or actual historical production."

The Director of the Division of Oil and Gas, Derek Nottingham, and Commissioner Designee of the Department of Natural Resources, John Boyle, were also both with me and are both former BP Alaska employees as well. It was a very interesting and unique experience being able to testify to both chambers of the legislature, not something that a lot of engineers get the chance to do so I felt very honored to be representing my team!  The testimonies have been recorded on Gavel Alaska Archives. 

It was a very interesting and unique experience being able to testify to both chambers of the legislature  - Travis Peltier, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

 

The testimonies have been recorded on Gavel Alaska Archives.







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