Shell Starts Exploratory Drilling in Beaufort Sea, Alaska
On October 3, 2012, at approximately 2:45PM AKDT, the Kulluk began drilling at Shell’s Sivulliq prospect. Shell has noted that the occasion is historic in that it’s the first time two rigs have been drilling simultaneously offshore Alaska in over two decades. The Noble Discoverer has been drilling at Shell’s Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea since September.
“In the weeks ahead we look forward to operating safely and responsibly, putting Americans to work and adding to Shell’s long, successful history of drilling offshore Alaska,” said Pete Slaiby, VP Alaska.
Bought by Shell in 2005, the Kulluk was speciﬁcally designed and constructed for extended season drilling operations in Arctic waters.
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Posted on October 4, 2012, in Alaska, AMERICAS, Beaufort Sea, Drilling, North America, Oil & Gas - offshore and tagged Alaska, AMERICAS, Arctic Ocean, Beaufort Sea, Kulluk, News, Offshore, Offshore drilling, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Shell Starts Exploratory Drilling in Beaufort Sea, Alaska.