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Will the shale-oil revolution sink Shell’s Arctic ambitions?

Alex DeMarban | Jan 20, 2013 Perhaps more important than the clamor of environmentalists, the grandstanding of politicians, or the blunders of Royal Dutch Shell‘s own making is how long oil prices will remain high enough to support Arctic exploration in northern Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Not long, believes one analyst watching the clouds […]

Why Shell Should Just Quit Its Alaska Drilling Fiasco

Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff: I’m based in Houston, Texas. Energy capital of the world. Royal Dutch Shell is taking flack from all directions today as a team of salvage experts try to figure out how to free the $290 million Kulluk floating drilling rig that ran aground on the coast of Alaska Monday. The crew […]

Shell Oil drilling vessel is adrift in Gulf of Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An unmanned mobile oil drilling rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell is adrift – again — south of Kodiak Island after it lost towlines Sunday afternoon from two vessels trying to hold it in place against what have been pummeling winds and high seas, according to incident management leaders: In October 1980, […]

Shell May Trim 2012 Alaska Drilling for Inspections, Ice

By Katarzyna Klimasinska on July 26, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) may have to scale back its Arctic oil-exploration this year after unrelenting ice and trouble passing U.S. Coast Guard inspections delayed the planned July start of drilling. The company’s fleet remains in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, days away from the Chukchi and Beaufort seas […]

Shell’s ship drifting incident should raise red flags for Alaskans

Carey Restino | The Arctic Sounder | Jul 21, 2012 I am not a boat captain, not of a skiff or even a dingy. I’ve never dropped an anchor and I have no idea what it’s like to be in charge of a vessel more than 500 feet long. So when my uneducated eyes saw […]

Shell’s still waiting

Company needs Chukchi ice to clear & barge certification before drilling start By Alan Bailey: Published Week of July 22, 2012 Shell’s two drilling vessels, the Noble Discoverer and the Kulluk, are still moored at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, waiting for ice to clear in the northern Chukchi Sea before embarking on the […]

Shell denies witness’ claim that drilling rig dragged for 2 hours

His eyewitness version of events differs significantly from Shell Oil Co.’s assessment of what happened. By LISA DEMER Anchorage Daily News Published: July 16th, 2012 10:21 PM Last Modified: July 16th, 2012 10:35 PM For two hours before a big Shell drilling ship stopped near shore Saturday afternoon, a Dutch Harbor resident noticed it slowly […]