Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Statoil Stepping Up Arctic Exploration, Triples R&D Budget

STOCKHOLM–Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (STO) said Tuesday it is stepping up its exploration in the Arctic by drilling nine wells in the

August 28, 2012
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Record Low Arctic Ice Presents a Whole New Commercial Frontier and Grave Concerns

The Arctic Ocean’s ice cover is shrinking at a record pace this year after higher-than-average temperatures hastened the annual break-up of the sea ice.

August 17, 2012
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Will The ARCTIC CHALLENGER Prevent Shell’s Arctic Exploration?

LONDON–The short window for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) to drill exploratory wells off Alaska’s Arctic coast is rapidly narrowing as the

August 15, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Students Develop Concept Arctic Spill Response System

DNV’s summer students this week presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work to develop a realistic and suitable concept for a

August 9, 2012
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Monday, August 6, 2012
iceberg arctic greenland ice

Icebergs Pose an Increasing Threat to Offshore Oil Exploration

(Bloomberg) — Oil companies off Greenland’s shores may be basing risk assessments on outdated information as icebergs splinter the island’s

August 6, 2012
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
arctic ice iceland Jokulsarlon glacier lake

Arctic Ice is “Thickest in a Decade”, Shell Forced to Shift Drilling Timetables

LONDON–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) expects to drill eight wells in the second half of its two-year Arctic exploration program, three more than it had

August 1, 2012
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BP Shelves $1 Billion Arctic Project

BP PLC (BP) is shelving its Liberty offshore drilling project in Alaska, after deciding that the current development plan is not up to the stricter standards

July 11, 2012
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Greenpeace Sues Over Arctic Oil Spill Plan

(Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc should be barred from drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas because its oil-spill plans are inadequate,

July 10, 2012
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Summer Marches Relentlessly Onward While Shell Faces Further Delay to Arctic Drilling Campaign

LONDON–Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) controversial plan to drill for oil in waters off Alaska’s Arctic coast faces delays as the company

July 10, 2012
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Sea Ice Stalls Shell’s Arctic Drilling Program

(Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s drilling off Alaska’s north coast will be delayed until August as the company waits for ice to clear

July 9, 2012
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

U.S. Finalizes Five Year Oil and Gas Leasing Plan

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Interior Department Thursday finalized plans to lease new tracts in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Alaska coast for offshore oil and

June 28, 2012
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Ship Photo of The Day – Shell’s Arctic Rigs Leave Seattle Shipyard

As gCaptain report yesterday, Shell’s Kulluk and Noble Discoverer rigs set sail for the Arctic on Wednesday from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle

June 28, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shell’s Arctic Assets Set Sail for Alaska

Two oil rigs and a flotilla of support vessels slated to commence exploratory drilling off Alaska’s North Slope have departed on their trip up north from

June 27, 2012
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Friday, June 8, 2012

#ShellFAIL: Viral Video Turns Out to Be A Big Arctic Hoax

It seems Shell’s upcoming arctic drilling operations have become the butt of an elaborate hoax by environmentalists that has gone viral. The video

June 8, 2012
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shell Issued Restraining Order as Greenpeace Protest Ship Arrives in Seattle

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A federal court has told the environmental group Greenpeace to stay away from drilling rigs that Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB,

May 31, 2012
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Shell Clears Wildlife Hurdle, One Step Closer to Arctic Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell is one step closure to drilling in the Arctic this summer after securing a permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service, proving to

May 3, 2012
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Monday, April 2, 2012

On the Water with Shell’s M/V Aiviq [VIDEO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f678c_k4SUc Here is some on-the-water footage of Shell’s new 360-foot ice-class AHTS, the M/V Aiviq, said to be one of

April 2, 2012
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Engineering News

Shell Takes Delivery of the New Ice-Classed M/V Aiviq, ECO’s Largest and Most Advanced Vessel to Date

Shell Exploration and Production says it has taken delivery of the M/V Aiviq (pronounced ‘eye-vik’), a 360-foot ice class anchor handler built by

March 27, 2012
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
ocean rig corcovado cairn energy

Cairn Puts the Brakes on Arctic Drilling After Unsuccessful $600 Million Campaign in 2011

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Cairn Energy PLC (CNE.LN) Tuesday shrugged off the disappointment of a $1.19 billion full-year loss, insisting that there were

March 20, 2012
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Friday, March 9, 2012
Noble Discoverer

Shell: Arctic Drilling “Is Relatively Easy”, Plans to Spud-In this Summer Continue

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) — Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) remains confident it will be able to start exploring for oil in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska

March 9, 2012
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