Thursday, March 1, 2012
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News

Shell Sues the Sierra Club, and a Dozen Others Who Oppose Their Arctic Drilling Ambitions

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN, RDSB.LN, RDSB) is suing in federal court more than a dozen environmental organizations that are likely to challenge its plans for drilling...

March 1, 2012
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
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Multimedia

Greenpeace Says “Save the Arctic” from the Crown of the Noble Discoverer – UPDATE: Protesters arrested

Update: The Greenpeace activists, including actress Lucy Lawless, were arrested Monday. Original: Seven Greenpeace protesters, including Hollywood star Lucy Lawless, managed to make their way on board the Shell-contracted Noble...

February 26, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Offshore

U.S. Approves Shell’s Arctic Oil Spill Response Plan

  WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. officials have approved an oil-spill plan for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) as the company looks to begin drilling in the Arctic, saying Friday that...

February 17, 2012
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Offshore

BSEE and NOAA Partner to Develop Interactive Arctic Oil Spill Response Mapping

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today they are partnering to enhance the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) for...

February 8, 2012
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Engineering News

Keppel and ConocoPhillips Partner to Develop Ice-Worthy Jackup Rig

Keppel Offshore & Marine and ConocoPhillips today announced a joint project that they claim could potentially yield major breakthrough’s in offshore Arctic drilling.  The project aims to design the first-ever...

February 7, 2012
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Blog

Ship Photos of The Week: Recovering Spilled Oil from Icy Waters

This weeks ship photos are from a joint exercise currently being conducted by the USCG and other environmental response agencies that is aimed at testing new techniques for recovering spilled...

January 25, 2012
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Monday, January 23, 2012
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News

2000 Miles from Nowhere… Statoil and Cairn Plan to Drill off Northwestern Greenland

Statoil has acquired a 30.625% working interest in the Pitu licence in Baffin Bay. The license was awarded to Cairn Energy during the first Baffin Bay licensing round in December...

January 23, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012
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Blog

Alaskans Express Serious Concerns About Arctic Offshore Drilling

In an article in the Anchorage Daily News, Lois Epstein, Arctic Program director for The Wilderness Society, and member of the Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee for the DOI’s Bureau of...

January 2, 2012
Total Views: 61

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Press Releases

Canada Releases Rules For Offshore Arctic Oil, Gas Drilling

The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) released filing requirements today for future applications to drill in the Canadian Arctic Offshore. The Filing Requirements, a companion document to The...

December 15, 2011
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Blog

Is the Industry Ready to Drill in the Arctic? Stena Drillmax Ice Nears Delivery

By Alexander Wardwell, Det Norske Veritas Scheduled for delivery in March 2012, the most recent addition to Stena Drilling’s fleet will be the industry’s first ice class +1A1 dual-mast ultra deepwater...

November 24, 2011
Total Views: 26

Monday, October 24, 2011
Offshore

Environmental Groups Challenge Air Permits For Shell’s Arctic Oil Drilling

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Environmental groups have filed a formal challenge to air-quality permits that Royal Dutch Shell needs to drill for oil in the Arctic. The challenges, filed Monday, represent the...

October 24, 2011
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Offshore

Shell Clears Air Permit Obstacle for Alaska Offshore Drilling Plans

By Cassandra Sweet, The Wall Street Journal Online The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed a longtime obstacle to Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Arctic offshore drilling plans, granting the company final...

September 20, 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Offshore

Sorry BP: ExxonMobil scores multibillion-dollar Arctic oil deal with Russia

ExxonMobil Corp. and OAO Rosneft, the state-controlled Russian oil giant, reached a sweeping strategic alliance Tuesday that will give the U.S. titan access to potentially huge oil fields in the...

August 30, 2011
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Offshore

Drilling in the Arctic – DNV Summer Student Program Explores its Feasibility

Today DNV’s summer students presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work with a concept for year-round drilling and exploration offshore north-east Greenland. More than anything their...

August 10, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Offshore

Douglas-Westwood CEO: Emerging Markets Have Drillers in Deep Water

Speaking at the IADC World Drilling Conference in Copenhagen, Douglas-Westwood’s CEO, Andrew Reid, outlined the impact emerging markets will have on global drilling activity in the coming years. The Arctic...

June 15, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011
Offshore

Shell Close to Alaska Drilling Permit

HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- Shell Oil may be close to winning permission from the U.S. Department of the Interior to drill up to five wells in the waters off of Alaska,...

May 2, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
News

Shell US President Expects To Drill In Alaska’s Arctic In 2012

Image: Arctic sea ice credit NOAA HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB) expects to start drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters in the summer of next year and...

April 18, 2011
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