Your account already exists. Please login first to continue managing your settings.
With the conclusion of the fall Kaktovik whale hunt and in accord with the Conflict Avoidance Agreement signed by Shell and the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, exploratory drilling at Shell’s prospect in the Beaufort Sea has commenced, a news release said.
The Kulluk began drilling at Shell’s Sivulliq prospect Oct. 3. The occasion is historic in that it’s the first time two rigs have been drilling simultaneously offshore Alaska in over two decades, according to the release. 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.