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Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...preserve the option," he said by email.In 2012, Shell drilled pilot holes and dug mudline cellars in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing deposits because required response equipment was not on hand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-dri
State
Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

...seabird and marine mammal survey spotted and photographed a ribbon seal, which are normally seen in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.Marty Reedy was driving a boat for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey when a colleague pointed out a seal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/ribbon-seal-shows-prince-william-sound
State
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...resource and infrastructure development in Alaska.Shell was the last company to do major work in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in 2012, drilling partial "top holes" in leases at each. Shell was restricted to only drilling above oil-bearing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/bering-straits-native-corp-seeks-land-f
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Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...Arctic offshore development.Shell in 2012 drilled pilot holes and dug mudline cellars in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas. The company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing deposits because required response equipment was not on hand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/judges-say-arctic-offshore-lease-sale-w
State | AK legislature
Corps of Engineers advances Arctic port study

...region's resources.Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 began exploratory drilling on offshore leases in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, hoping to tap reserves estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-06/corps-engineers-advances-arctic-port-st
State
Regulators seek details on Shell Arctic drill plan

...no oil company has demonstrated it can clean a spill in ice-choked waters.Shell drilled in the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas last year but experienced problems that culminated with the grounding of the drill vessel Kulluk off a small island...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-15/regulators-seek-details-shell-arctic-dr
State
Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

...billion barrels of oil and 161 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from our most promising prospects in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The University of Alaska's Institute...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-11/alaskas-need-be-front-and-center-nati
Opinion
Agency seeks Arctic offshore lease suggestions

...of spill response equipment was damaged in testing.Shell succeeded in drilling top holes in both the Chukchi and Beaufort seas but suffered mishaps culminating in its Beaufort drilling vessel, the Kulluk, running aground in December near Kodiak...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-27/agency-seeks-arctic-offshore-lease-sugg
State
Shell suffers setback in Arctic

...the day that a containment dome required to be in place before drills can enter oil-bearing rock in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas was damaged Saturday during testing off Bellingham, Wash.Environmental groups quickly blasted the company, saying...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-18/shell-suffers-setback-arctic
State
Arctic port study highlights Nome, Port Clarence

...transiting the northern Bering Sea to reach the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska's northwest and north coast.Both Nome...West, Fla.The waters of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas are all are generally shallow, which makes them ideal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-15/arctic-port-study-highlights-nome-port-
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