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Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

...a Coast Guard inspection, the vessel departed Monday for the Port of Everett in Washington state, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.The Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., reached Dutch Harbor on Monday afternoon. Two tug boats accompanying...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-13/shell-drill-vessels-exit-arctic-after-o
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Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

...Ocean."Due to high wind and sea states, we have paused all critical operations in the Chukchi Sea," said spokesman Curtis Smith in an email response to questions.The eastern Chukchi Sea this week experienced gale-force winds in the range of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/shell-pauses-arctic-drilling-high-wind-
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Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales

...Beaufort. Statoil, an oil and gas company based in Norway, requested an extension for Chukchi leases.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the company disagrees with the agency's decision not to extend current leases."When it comes to frontier exploration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-18/federal-regulators-pull-back-arctic-off
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Shell seeks more drilling

...eventually cleared a path for the Fennica.Shell on Thursday applied to drill into oil-bearing rock, said Shell spokesman Curtis Smith. The Fennica on Monday was north of the Bering Strait near Point Lay.The Fennica should arrive in the drilling area...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/shell-seeks-more-drilling
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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

...eventually cleared a path for the Fennica.Shell on Thursday applied to drill into oil-bearing rock, said Shell spokesman Curtis Smith. The Fennica on Monday was north of the Bering Strait near Point Lay, Alaska.The Fennica should arrive in the drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/shell-seeks-modified-permit-arctic-offs
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With protest in Oregon over, Shell prepares for Arctic drilling

...drill site after traveling across the Gulf of Alaska, through the Bering Sea and into the Chukchi Sea.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said initial work on the first well could last until the third week of August and that the Fennica would not be required...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-02/protest-oregon-over-shell-prepares-arct
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Activists rappel off bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

...last thing standing between Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic and the Arctic," Leonard said.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said in an email the Fennica will return to Alaska once final preparations are complete."As for the activities of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/activists-rappel-bridge-stop-shell-iceb
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Groups want Shell's Arctic plans stopped after ship damaged

...Shell. It carries a capping stack that could be placed on an underwater wellhead to stop gushing oil.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said Monday drill ships could start work in the Chukchi and the Fennica would not be needed until August, when the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/groups-want-shells-arctic-plans-stopped
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Arctic drilling vessel heading to Oregon for repair

...northwest coast, however, shouldn't be delayed by maintenance work on the 380-foot icebreaker Fennica, spokesman Curtis Smith said Monday."We do not anticipate any impact to the (drilling) season as we do not require the vessel until August...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/arctic-drilling-vessel-heading-oregon-r
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Shell awaits damage report on vessel for Arctic drilling

...understanding the extent of the damage and the safest option for making the vessel seaworthy, said Shell spokesman Curtis Smith. He's not aware of any discussion of transferring the required equipment to another vessel."I'm sure it's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/shell-awaits-damage-report-vessel-arc
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