Call for applications – Geothermal exploration at Mt. Spurr, Alaska

Mount Spurr, Alaska (source: USGS, wikimedia commons)
Carlo Cariaga 5 Mar 2019

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a call for applications for the exploration of the Mount Spurr geothermal area.

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Oil and Gas (DO&G) is issuing a Call for Applications in response to its request for a nomination of lands for geothermal resources. Pursuant to AS 38.05.181 and the regulations promulgated thereunder, the DO&G is requesting applications for proposed geothermal exploration in the Mt. Spurr area on the west side of Cook Inlet.

The area included in this Call for Applications consists of 12 tracts comprising approximately 28,800 acres. The area is located east of Chakachamna Lake, northwest of Trading Bay and approximately 40 miles west of Tyonek on the southern flank of Mt. Spurr. The proposed geothermal exploration area lies within T. 13 & 14 N., R. 16 & 17 W., Seward Meridian.

This call for applications does not constitute a final decision by the commissioner to dispose of the geothermal interest in state land; rather any disposal of geothermal resources will be preceded by a determination under AS 38.05.035(e) that the disposal is in the best interest of the state.

Application forms can be found at Before applications can be accepted, applicants must prequalify by submitting to DO&G a statement of qualifications as required by 11 AAC 82.200 through 11 AAC 82.205. A certified check or money order payable to the Department of Natural Resources, State of Alaska, covering a non-refundable filing fee of $200.00 is also required as part of the application.

Application forms may be submitted by mail to the Leasing Section, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, 550 W. 7th Ave., Ste. 1100, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3560. Alternatively, applications may be submitted by email to

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m, Alaska Standard Time on March 21, 2019.

For additional information regarding the Call for Applications, qualification or the application process, please visit the DO&G web site at or contact the Leasing Section at or (907) 269.8800.

Source: Alaska Department of Natural Resources