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Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...neighbouring leases."Statoil has held leases in the Chukchi Sea for seven years but has never drilled in Arctic a prepared statement.The seafloor underneath the Chukchi Sea is believed to hold about 15 billion barrels of recoverable...
Oceanographers find whalesong in Arctic waters of researchers recording the sounds of whales in Alaska's Arctic have recorded humpback whales singing in the Chukchi Sea, something previously thought to happen only in tropical waters.Kathleen Stafford, an oceanographer at the Applied...
Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed

...trillion cubic feet of natural gas."She said Royal Dutch Shell's recent abandonment of its exploratory well in the Chukchi Sea - after spending more than $7 billion to develop it - is not a sign that the Arctic is too difficult or lacks energy...
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Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

...vessels in Arctic drilling areas so that a relief well could be quickly drilled after a well blowout.Operations in the Chukchi Sea ramped down almost immediately after the announcement, Smith said.Shell last drilled in Alaska's northern waters...
Study on Arctic port for drilling support ships put on hold

...wells would be developed in the Chukchi Sea by 2020 and the site would help...disappointing results from a well in the Chukchi Sea and the unpredictable federal regulatory...are set to expire in 2017, and Chukchi Sea leases, in 2020.Sen. Lisa Murkowski...
Feds pause Arctic deepwater port prep

...for oil and gas support vessels for activities in the Chukchi Sea," the Corps said Monday in an announcement.In February...Harbor in the Aleutians, 1,000 miles south of the Chukchi Sea. Nome is 200 miles south of the Chukchi.While Port...
Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales

...2016 and 2017.Jewell said the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast...set to expire in 2017, and the Chukchi Sea leases in 2020.The decision one day for leases at a 2008 Chukchi Sea sale.Shell hoped to tap into...
Empire Editorial: 'Kayaktavists' and a whole lot of head-shaking well as the huge amounts of money they put up to win drilling rights) to drill the first offshore oil well in the Chukchi Sea. According to that article, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic holds an oil and gas bonanza - and...
Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

...have been found dead along the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska. One incident...their mothers. In late summer, Chukchi Sea walrus gather in large numbers...summer sea ice. Sea ice covers the Chukchi Sea and much of the Bering Sea each...
Dead walruses found on northwest beach

...clams and snails on the ocean floor.Walruses in large numbers on shore were first spotted on the U.S. side of the Chukchi Sea in 2007. An estimated 35,000 walruses gathered on a herd near Point Lay last year and again on Sept. 2.


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