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.
Shell announced yesterday that it began drilling its Burger prospect 70 miles offshore Alaska’s northwest coast that morning at 8:30 am eastern time. The drillship Noble Discoverer is being used for this prospect, which is in about 150 feet of water. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) gave the go-ahead to Shell on August 30 after years of planning, legal challenges, and great environmental concern. The environmental concern, obviously, continues. Read the rest of this entry