Friday, June 21, 2013

New Alaska reality TV pilot to highlight independent oil and gas explorers


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Anchorage, AK (June 21, 2013) – A new reality special/series tentatively titled “Wildcatters of the Last Frontier: Chasing Oil and Gas in Alaska” will take a close look at the people and companies who explore and drill in Alaska.

Showcasing the Davids and Goliaths of the oil and gas industry, the TV special/series will follow “wildcatters” (independent oil prospectors) as they acquire, explore, develop, drill and produce oil and gas in the 49th state. The show will use contemporary and vintage footage and display modern day technologies as these prospectors develop Alaska’s natural resources.

Now that Alaska has passed oil and gas tax reform, independent prospectors with determination and perseverance have a chance to earn a living and make a profit in the state’s oil and gas business.

Award-winning Executive Producer Gregory Micallef has 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the Alaska oil industry. “Oil has peaked around the world,” said Micallef, “and Alaska is truly the Last Frontier. The state has the potential to become the number one oil and gas producer in the US – again.” Micallef is very proud to showcase Alaska’s beauty and natural resources.

“The most exciting part of the pilot is showing that Alaska’s oil and gas can be developed responsibly,” says producer Deborah Brollini, a 37-year Alaskan.

Alaskan State Senator Lesil McGuire says “This is an exciting project that will bring the kind of attention we want to Alaska. We remain an important supply point for America’s energy needs.”

The show will focus on exploration around the Kenai Loop Field, the majestic Cook Inlet and the North Slope and will take a positive look at investments by individuals and corporations and show the world that Alaska is open for business.