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Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan 2012. The second drilling vessel planned for the Chukchi is the Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith."Today's filing is not a final decision to drill next summer, but it does preserve the...
My Turn: Why I'm voting 'Yes' to repeal SB 21

...history, decline continued. In order to stem decline, new fields and reservoirs need to be brought on line. In 2010, Shell Alaska's vice president showed me their Alaska leases, which were all in federal waters offshore. They are offshore, he...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...that is under review. The company has not decided whether to resume Chukchi drilling even if the plan is approved.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company is reviewing the court decision.Grafe said by phone that the...
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Panel collects details of Shell drill ship towing procedures

...deep water if an extreme storm hit, the official who approved the plan said Tuesday.Norman "Buddy" Custard, the Shell Alaska operations manager for the tow, said the company reviewed historic storm data and gave the go-ahead for the 18...
Drill vessels to be sent from Alaska to Asia

...last summer off Alaska's northern coast will be "dry towed" to shipyards in Asia for assessments and repairs, a Shell Alaska spokesman said Monday.Dry towing involves loading such cargo on even larger vessels for transport.The two Royal...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

...close to having enough boats, enough oil-containing boom or enough people to control 90 per cent of the damage.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said opposition groups are purposely mischaracterizing Shell's oil spill response plan. The...
Salazar: Shell drilling delay due to barge problem's fourth-line of defense against a spill, along with blowout preventers, shear rams and a capping stack, said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. The barge will carry a dome-shape containment system that could be lowered onto a leaking...
Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast

...exploratory well 70 miles off the northwest coast of Alaska.Drilling began at 4:30 a.m., said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. Shell Alaska vice president Pete Slaiby called it historic."It's the first time a drill bit has touched the...
Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

...coast because sea ice was moving toward the vessel.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that...requirements and short open-water drilling seasons.Shell Alaska vice president Pete Slaiby on Sunday called the beginning...
The next step for Alaska?

...dismissed the objections of environmentalists and supported Shell Alaska's efforts to become the first company in two decades...streamlined, just accountable and efficient," said Shell Alaska vice president Pete Slaiby.The Obama administration's...


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