FROM A SHELL RELATED EXPERT SOURCE (Alarming information supplied to John Donovan)
The attach file highlights a number of known hazards which Shell will need to address in their Arctic drilling and development work. One such hazard is highlighted on a map showing recent seismic (earthquake) activity in the area of the Beaufort Sea where Shell’s concession lies.
You make recall that this is the same issue that led to the takeover of Sakhalin 2 by Gazprom!
Chapter Three: Description of the Beaufort Sea Lease Sale Area ( Patience is required as document takes some time to load)
ACCESS TO FULL SIZE MAPS FROM THE DOCUMENT – CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE TO FULL SIZE
FROM A FORMER SHELL OIL CO EMPLOYEE
I just read your latest article about earthquakes in the north slope area. The following link has more information. See Figure 12. The report is a bit dated but it confirms what your ‘Shell Expert’ has sent you. There is indeed one historical off-shore ‘hotspot’ of activity.
Here is a more recent article and map.
Beaufort Sea – Earthquake Hazards Program – USGS