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  • 26 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    A woman who secured herself to the anchor chain of Shell’s support vessel the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Wash. left the vessel on Monday morning with the assistance of the US Coast Guard. Chiara D’Angelo, a 20-year-old Western Washington University student, mounted the vessel on Friday night and was joined shortly after by Matt Fuller, another protester. The so called […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    An oil spill containment barge Arctic Challenger is the first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet to depart for Alaska after the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals approved the company’s oil spill response plans, Reuters reports. The Court reached a 2-1 decision in favor of Shell and against the coalition of environmentalist groups led by […]

  • 26 May 2015

    The U. S. Coast Guard personnel assisted in the removal of an activist who secured herself to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Washington, Monday morning, May 25, 2015.  To remind, two activists secured themselves to the anchor chain of Shell’s support vessel Arctic Challenger docked in Bellingham Bay to protest against Shell’s plan for Arctic […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Activists protesting Shell’s oil explorations in the Arctic have climbed the anchor chain of one of the company’s support vessels, the Arctic Challenger, anchored in Bellingham, north of Seattle, Washington. The so called ShellNo activists attached themselves to the vessel in an attempt of stopping the vessel from departing for the Arctic as environmental concerns […]

  • 15 June 2015

    Two activists have secured themselves to the anchor chain of the vessel that is part of Shell’s Arctic-bound fleet docked in Bellingham, Washington on Friday morning, June 12, 2015.  According to the U. S. Coast Guard, watchstanders at Sector Puget Sound received a call around 4:50 a.m., from Station Bellingham personnel, reporting protesters had secured themselves […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Two activists have secured themselves to the anchor chain of Shell’s support vessel Arctic Challenger docked in Bellingham Bay in Washington.  The activists chained themselves to the vessel in order to protest against Shell’s plan for Arctic drilling. The vessel is a part of Shell’s fleet bound to drill in Chukchi Sea this summer. The U. S. Coast […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Norway’s DeepOcean has been awarded a 20 months extension of the Atlantic Challenger contract with offshore contractor Constructora Subacuatica Diavaz, S.A. de C.V. (Diavaz), in Mexico.  DeepOcean was awarded the existing contract in 2011 and the Atlantic Challenger has been working in Mexican waters for many years under previous contracts with Diavaz. The vessel has proven to […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it granted certification for the Arctic Challenger containment vessel. “The ABS classification and recent Coast Guard certification of the Arctic Challenger containment barge is welcome news and means Shell will have the necessary assets in place to drill and evaluate hydrocarbon zones in 2013. […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    DNV and Statoil are today launching a competence programme that aims to enhance the two organisations’ knowledge about particular Arctic challenges. “Due to Arctic-specific risks such as remoteness, darkness, ice and low temperatures, it is utterly important to take a stepwise approach in which we learn and improve from the experience gained. Our complementary roles […]

  • 13 March 2013

    DNV and Statoil launched a competence programme that aims to enhance the two organisations’ knowledge about particular Arctic challenges. “Due to Arctic-specific risks such as remoteness, darkness, ice and low temperatures, it is utterly important to take a stepwise approach in which we learn and improve from the experience gained. Our complementary roles as operator […]

  • 5 June 2015

    The U. S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound investigating officers initiated civil penalties against four individuals who entered an established safety-zone around a Shell-contracted vessel Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Washington during Memorial Day weekend. Cody Erdman, Chiara D’Angelo, Paul Adler and Matthew Fuller were cited in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations for entry into […]

  • 14 October 2012

    On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it granted certification for the Arctic Challenger containment vessel. “The ABS classification and recent Coast Guard certification of the Arctic Challenger containment barge is welcome news and means Shell will have the necessary assets in place to drill and evaluate hydrocarbon zones in 2013. […]

  • 5 June 2015

    The US Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound investigating officers have initiated civil penalties against four environmental activists who entered an established safety-zone around a Shell-contracted offshore support vessel in Bellingham to protest the oil major’s explorations in the Arctic. Cody Erdman, Chiara D’Angelo, Paul Adler and Matthew Fuller were cited in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Shell’s Arctic drilling plans have hit another round of protests, this time in British Columbia, as oil major intends to intensify its movements through the West Coast’s Inside Passage. Namely, a group of environmentalists and BC First Nations are protesting the move as they fear that increased tanker traffic in the region could be dangerous for […]

  • 17 December 2013

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich yesterday pushed back on his Democratic colleagues in the Senate, calling their appeal to delay Arctic development shortsighted, misinformed and misguided.   “I’m disappointed – although not surprised – to see several Senate Democrats request that the government delay oil and gas leasing in the Arctic and order a review of […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday, March 14, announced the findings of a Departmental review of Shell’s 2012 Arctic operations, which will help guide the conduct and oversight of future Arctic exploration. In January, Secretary Salazar directed the high-level review of Shell’s 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas – including the […]

  • 5 December 2013

    Shell plans to go back to Arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska, in July next year.   The oil giant last year put its Arctic aspirations on ice after it had encountered several setbacks such as its inability to obtain certification of its containment vessel, the Arctic Challenger, on a timely basis; the deployment […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Subsea organisations must avoid catastrophic events by ensuring all aspects of subsea equipment integrity are addressed at the design stage. This is the message that will be relayed at a Subsea UK event to be held at the Hilton Paris La Defense in the French capital on 14 and 15 November. Industry leaders from Xodus […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of its continued commitment to rigorous oversight of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Department has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to review practices and identify challenges as well as lessons […]

  • 4 January 2013

    Members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) yesterday called on the Department of the Interior and United States Coast Guard (USCG) to conduct a joint investigation into the recent grounding of a Shell Oil drilling rig operating in the Gulf of Alaska and related incidents. The Kulluk, a 29-year-old rig containing an […]

  • 9 January 2013

    As part of its continued commitment to rigorous oversight of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the Department has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to review practices and identify challenges as well as […]

  • 9 January 2013

    As part of its continued commitment to rigorous oversight of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the Department has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to review practices and identify challenges as well as […]