Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Noble Drillship Nearly Wrecks on Alaskan Shore [UPDATE]

Murphy’s Law was proven once again this weekend as the Noble Discoverer, a Shell-contracted drill ship destined to start drilling in arctic waters, encountered ground tackle issues of some sort...

July 15, 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 the company enacted after...

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, Greenpeace Inc. and other environmental groups said...

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 races to get final Coast Guard approval of...

July 10, 2012
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

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 shipyard following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades...

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 Seattle shipyards. AIS data...

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 appears to have been shot at a...

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, RDSA.LN, RDSB.LN) plans to use...

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 federal regulators that its...

May 3, 2012
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Monday, April 2, 2012

On the Water with Shell’s M/V Aiviq [VIDEO] 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 the largest and most technologically vessels of its kind. The $200...

April 2, 2012
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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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 Edison Chouest Offshore in Larose, Louisiana. Built...

March 27, 2012
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Friday, March 9, 2012
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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 this summer,...

March 9, 2012
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
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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

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
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Monday, January 2, 2012
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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
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Obama’s 5-Year Drilling Plan – Open Up Arctic but Pacific and Atlantic a No-Go

(Dow Jones) The Obama administration proposed a moderate expansion of offshore drilling Tuesday, revealing a five-year plan that represents the first blueprint for offshore oil production since the Deepwater Horizon...

November 8, 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011

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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Monday, October 3, 2011
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Arctic Ocean Drilling Approved

By Tennille Tracy, The Wall Street Journal The Obama administration said Monday it was moving forward with oil-drilling leases off the coast of Alaska issued by the Bush administration in...

October 3, 2011
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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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