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  • 27 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Shell’s drilling rig Polar Pioneer, currently docked in the port of Seattle, did not pass an inspection of the United States Coast Guard, according to local newspaper The Stranger. As reported, the inspection involved examination of the vessel’s hull structure, electrical system, along with crew capabilities such as abandon ship and firefighting drills. The United […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Shell’s giant oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer moored at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 on Thursday, after being towed from the Port of Los Angeles, amid protests organised by local environmental activists, the Port of Seattle Authority reports. Further seaborne protests are planned for Saturday, when the so-called kayaktivists will take to the water, and a land protest is set […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A group of Greenpeace activists trying to block the departure of Shell’s drilling rig Polar Pioneer from Seattle to Alaska have been detained today in Elliot Bay, Greenpeace said. According to the report, the detained group of ten people includes Seattle City Council member Mike O’Brien. Up to 50 ShellNo Kayaktivists launched into Elliot Bay […]

  • 7 February 2011

    Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has given permission for the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible to be used for production drilling at BP Norge’s Skarv field.

  • 9 June 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Alaska’s senator Lisa Murkowski has paid a visit to a controversial oil rig moored in the Port of Seattle, destined to drill for oil in the U.S. Arctic. The senator shared photos of the visit to the Shell-operated Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling rig through social media, expressing excitement to see the rig and meeting the […]

  • 21 October 2007

    StatoilHydro has awarded a four-year contract to Transocean for lease of the semi-submersible rig Polar Pioneer. The contract will become effective during the first half of 2010. The exact date of commencement will depend on the completion of work under the current rig lease contract.

  • 15 June 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Shell-operated Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling rig is apparently on the move out of Seattle, with Alaska as its final destination. However, the move is not going smoothly for Shell, as the environmentalists and ‘kayaktivists’ are trying to block the passage, protesting against the company’s Arctic drilling plans. According to a live tv channel link shared […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Exploration & Production

      Oil giant Shell has terminated a rig contract with Transocean, for the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling unit. The oil company had used the rig for its drilling campaign offshore Alaska, but in September it said it would stop its Alaskan operations for the forseeable future, citing bad drilling results and uncertain regulatory environment. The […]

  • 21 July 2010

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) consent to carry out well work on the Statfjord field with the mobile drilling facility Polar Pioneer. The consent covers the workover of an injection well on Statfjord Nord.  According to the application for consent, the plan is to start the operation in […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Exploration & Production

    The Shell-operated Polar Pioneer drilling rig which will be drilling for oil in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska, has left the Port of Seattle and is now being towed to its drilling location. The departure of the Transocean-owned drilling unit on Monday morning local time did not go as planned for Shell as environmental activists in […]

  • 12 August 2013

    Norwegian oil company Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent to use the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling rig. The consent, given by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority, applies to permanent plugback of well 31/5-J-41 and sidetrack drilling of well 31/5-H-2 in the Troll field in the North Sea in production licence 085. Water depth at […]

  • 29 July 2008

    Consent has been given for a new Barents Sea exploration well on a prospect called Caurus which is to be drilled by StatoilHydro. Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has given a green light for the 7222/11-1 well which is due to be drilled by the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible in PL228, northwest of the Nucula discover drilled […]

  • 17 July 2015

    Two Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspector carried out conducted inspections of Shell’s drillship Noble Discoverer and the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Polar Pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska July 7-12. Subject to regulatory approvals, Shell will use the rigs for its drilling campaign in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska, during the 2015 summer season. While […]

  • 7 February 2006

    The Polar Pioneer drilling rig completed drilling of the 10 Sn

  • 9 August 2006

    The Polar Pioneer drilling rig has now completed drilling and well operations on the Sn

  • 5 May 2015

    Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) yesterday ruled that the proposed use of the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 for the mooring of Shell’s semi-submersible drilling rig, to be used for drilling offshore Alaska, requires a new permit. This interpretation was generated in response to general questions DPD has received regarding a proposal to moor […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Six Greenpeace activists disembarked from Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rig in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, April 11, 2015, after spending six days camping on the structure to protest against Arctic drilling.  The multi-national team of six people, Greenpeace activists, climbed aboard the Polar Pioneer drilling rig on Monday, April 6, 2015. The rig is being transported on a […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Exploration & Production

    While Shell may have received a conditional approval by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea offshore Alaska, it has yet to skip a Port of Seattle hurdle. Namely, the company may not be able to dock its two Arctic-bound drilling rigs in the Port’s Terminal 5 […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Shell has kicked off drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska, using the Transocean-owned Polar Pioneer drilling rig. According to the company, the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling rig spudded the Burger J well at approximately 17:00 Alaska Daylight Time, Thursday, July 30. The Burger Prospect is located in about 140 feet of water, 70 miles northwest […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-four ShellNo activists were detained while trying to block Shell’s drilling rig Polar Pioneer from departing the port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 on its way to the Arctic. The US Coast Guard and partner agency law enforcement personnel detained 24 people, including Seattle Councilman Mike O’Brien, for violating the 500-yard safety zone established around the Polar Pioneer, Monday morning. The individuals […]

  • 15 May 2015

      “Oil battle in Seattle”, this is how recent developments surrounding a Shell-operated oil rig and protests over its deployment at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5, have been described by KING 5 News. The controversial offshore oil rig operated by Shell, and destined to drill for oil in the icy waters of the Chukchi […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Exploration & Production

    The Blue Marlin, a Curacao-flagged heavy-lift vessel carrying the Polar Pioneer drilling rig, has arrived to its anchorage location in Port Angeles Bay, in Washington, on April 17, 2015.  The U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Clallam County and City of Port Angeles boatcrews were present during the arrival of the vessel. The 217 meters long […]