30 Sep '12, 4pm

#peakoil Shell still optimistic on Arctic offshore drilling: The stars lined up – almost – for Shell Oil to dril...

Shell still optimistic on Arctic offshore drilling The stars lined up – almost – for Shell Oil to drill exploratory wells this year in waters off Alaska’s north coast. The Arctic Ocean was on record pace for low sea ice. The Obama administration gave a qualified green light to drilling. Two drill ships and a flotilla of support vessels were staged off prospects. But as the roughly four-month open water season wound down, Shell announced last week it would limit drilling to “top-hole” work, the shallow but time-consuming preparation for an offshore well. The final straw for the decision: damage during testing Sept. 15 to an undersea containment dome, part of a spill response system that Shell put in place to reassure federal regulators that Arctic offshore drilling could be done safely. Environmentalists cheered the setback. Shell Oil President Marvin Odum says he considers...

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