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Shell Kulluk rig enjoying infamy

Extract from an article publish by Petroleum Economist 20 Feb 2014: North America’s Arctic drive idles

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 10.21.05A 30-YEAR-OLD veteran of the global drilling industry, the Kulluk rig has probably perforated its last well. It now sits in a Singapore dockyard, enjoying infamy as the vessel that ran aground on Alaska’s Sitkalidak Island at the end of 2012, suffering terminal damage in the process. Patching it up would be too expensive, says Shell, its owner.


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