Shell reported today that sea ice is finally moving away from the Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea. No word on when drilling will resume.
Exactly one week ago, Shell triumphantly announced the resumption of drilling in the offshore Arctic after a 20 year hiatus. The drillship Noble Discoverer spud (began drilling) the first new Burger prospect well in the Chukchi Sea; less than 24 hours later, they had to shut down and move 30 miles away to allow for a huge ice floe to move through the area. They’ve been there ever since, monitoring ice. Read the rest of this entry