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  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc will cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future and take a USD 4.1 billion write-down after not finding enough oil and gas deposits in the Burger J well located in the Chukchi Sea, some 150 miles off Barrow. Shell says the tests have shown indications of oil and gas […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc will cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future and take a USD 4.1 billion write-down after not finding enough oil and gas deposits in the Burger J well located in the Chukchi Sea, some 150 miles off Barrow. Shell says the tests have shown indications of oil and gas […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Equipment

    A panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and Shell in an action brought by environmental groups alleging that the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement acted unlawfully in approving two of Shell’s oil spill response plans for its oil leases […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Shell Alaska yesterday began drilling operations at its Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska. The Noble Discoverer drillship is being used for the operations. “The occasion is historic. It’s the first time a drill bit has touched the sea floor in the U.S. Chukchi Sea in more than two decades. Today marks the […]

  • 11 September 2012

    Shell Alaska, which on Sunday began drilling operations in Chukchi Sea, off Alaska, has decided to temporarily move off the Burger-A well to avoid potentially encroaching sea ice. Once the ice moves on, the Noble Discoverer drillship will re-connect to anchors and continue drilling. Shell uses a combination of satellite images, radar and on-site reconnaissance […]

  • 28 September 2015

    Shell has discovered traces of oil and gas at its offshore Alaska exploration well, however these are not sufficient to warrant further exploration in the Burger prospect, the company said in a statement on Monday. The company also said it would not be returning to drilling in the Alaskan waters any time soon. According to […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Shell’s drillships the Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic yesterday from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine. “It is impossible to overstate the pride Vigor Marine teams have felt working on these critical rigs,” said Liz Ugorcak, Senior […]

  • 13 January 2012

    Shell announced on its website that the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) denied all petitions for review of Shell’s Noble Discoverer OCS air permits. As a result, Shell has, for the first time, usable air permits that will allow the Noble Discoverer to work in the Alaska OCS beginning in 2012. “Achieving usable permits from the […]

  • 5 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued conditional approval for a revised Exploration Plan (EP) submitted by Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell). The plan outlines Shell’s proposal to drill up to four shallow water exploration wells in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea beginning in July 2012. The leases to be explored under the […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic yesterday from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine. “It is impossible to overstate the pride Vigor Marine teams have felt working on these critical rigs,” said Liz Ugorcak, Senior Director of […]

  • 7 June 2012

    Vigor Marine, a Vigor Industrial subsidiary, recently completed work on Barge Klamath, converting the vessel from a petroleum tank barge to an OSVR measuring 350’ x 76’ x 22’. The barge is owned by Crowley and leased to Shell as part of its comprehensive Alaskan oil spill response fleet in the Beaufort and Chuckchi seas. […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic yesterday from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine. “It is impossible to overstate the pride Vigor Marine teams have felt working on these critical rigs,” said Liz Ugorcak, Senior Director of […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine. “It is impossible to overstate the pride Vigor Marine teams have felt working on these critical rigs,” said Liz Ugorcak, Senior Director of Ship […]

  • 28 May 2010

    Shell is planning to go ahead with its 2010 exploration program in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off northern Alaska, despite the unfolding oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In preparation for assembling its Arctic drilling fleet, Shell has started moving vessels and has mobilized every piece of equipment that’s not local (in Alaska) […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Royal Dutch Shell has plans to return to Arctic drilling. The company has revealed its intentions while presenting the fourth quarter 2014 results. Shell’s Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said that the company would spend around $1 billion for drilling in Alaska: “For this year, we’re planning on drilling in Alaska in 2015, subject to getting the […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Endeavor Management has announced that Shell has appointed the Houston-based consulting firm’s Arctic Team to provide advisory services in preparation for the potential resumption of Shell’s Chukchi Sea drilling campaign. Endeavor will provide support and advice for a third-party audit of Shell’s management systems related to Arctic operations. Endeavor worked with Shell’s Venture Team in […]

  • 7 October 2010

    Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has submitted an Application for a Permit to Drill one exploration well in the Beaufort Sea in 2011. The formal submission to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) is specifically for the shallow waters of Camden Bay and continues the regulatory […]

  • 5 January 2011

    Shell faces another setback in its plans to drill for offshore oil in the Arctic, this time from a federal board that sided with Alaska Native and environmental groups and kicked air quality permits back to the Environmental Protection Agency for further review. The order by the Environmental Appeals Board invalidates Shell Offshore Inc.’s permits […]

  • 31 January 2014

    Alaska’s Governor Sean Parnell is disappointed by Shell’s announcement that it will not be exploring off Alaska’s coast in 2014. “Today’s news is extremely disappointing for Alaska, but certainly understandable given the recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling,” Governor Sean Parnell said. “Multiple years of federal regulatory delay, litigation delay, and one year of operational issues […]

  • 15 March 2013

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has released the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior’s assessment of Shell’s 2012 Arctic exploration program.  “There’s a history of safe drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters going back to the 1970s. While Shell’s exploratory drilling program maintained that record of safety, they did experience problems with […]

  • 25 April 2014

    Alaska’s U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed yesterday’s order by a federal judge in the latest lawsuit over Shell Oil Company’s plans to develop oil and gas in Alaska’s Arctic waters which sets in place a process for resumption of that development. U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ralph Beistline yesterday entered his order on the Lease […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has requested that officials from the State of Alaska be included on the panel reviewing the Expedited Assessment of 2012 Arctic Operations. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar formed the panel after a transportation accident led to the grounding of the drill rig Kulluk near Kodiak last month. “Given the importance of this […]