Shell takes 'pause' from Alaskan drilling

28 February 2013

 

 
Shaun Polczer, CALGARY: Shell's plans to return to Alaska's Arctic waters in 2013 have been put on ice while the company and US regulatory authorities investigate the causes of a series of problems that hit the 2012 drilling programme.

Marvin Odum, the president of Shell's US business, said On 27 February the company would take a "pause" in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in Alaska, while authorities look into the grounding of its Kulluk drillship on 31 December.

The announcement came just a week after the US Coast Guard handed a report...



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