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Alaska Editorial: Kulluk report inspires no confidence for Arctic operations

...been all-ahead slow with a promise of a close and constant watch. That was wise. Several years ago Shell executives Marvin Odum and Pete Slaiby promised a methodical, careful approach to Arctic drilling, and said their biggest worry was complacency...
Obama delays Alaska drilling decision

...for time to respond to criticism of its plan to drill in the icy sea, a prime habitat for threatened polar bears. Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell, denied Thursday that the oil company had requested...
Shell hopeful on Arctic drilling despite setback

...regulators that Arctic offshore drilling could be done safely.Environmentalists cheered the setback.Shell Oil President Marvin Odum says he considers it a temporary impediment in the long-term quest to open a petroleum frontier."I think you can...
Obama creates federal interagency group to coordinate energy development in Alaska

...interest groups opposed to improving our energy security and the jobs it would create," she said. Shell Oil President Marvin Odum told The Associated Press last month that Alaska has been an investment disappointment. The company has spent more...
Alaska editorial: Shell spill

...decades yet.What should Shell take from this? First, constant vigilance and no complacency. That's what executives Marvin Odum and Pete Slaiby have promised for Alaska's Arctic. They must deliver. Second, be forthcoming about everything...
Reactions mixed on Arctic drilling decision

...1 billion for just the Chukchi Sea leases in 2008. Murkowski said she spoke Wednesday night to Shell Oil President Marvin Odum and was told the company needs a firm commitment that the delay will not go beyond next spring. "We need to be able...
Gulf oil spill tragedy gives us pause here in Alaska

...stab" device for "I have complete confidence in the technical integrity of our well plans," wrote Shell President Marvin Odum in a recent letter to the MMS. These reassurances echo hollow off the oiled waters far to the south. While Shell should...
Analysis: Offshore drilling could tap large supplies

...especially close look at the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico. "We're very, very interested in that area," said Marvin Odum, who directs all Shell's exploration and production activities in North and South America. Shell's research in...
Shell Oil Co. chief complains of 'clumsy' government

WASHINGTON - Shell Oil Co.'s chief executive for North America, Marvin Odum, complained today that regulatory red tape has slowed the company's $2 billion investment in offshore leases in Alaska. Coordination...
AP Interview: Shell President Odum optimistic on chances for 2012 Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - Shell Oil President Marvin Odum has faith that his company can develop vast reserves in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast. But he'd like to get...


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