Finance & Investing
News Services
Newsletters
Get free industry updates via email.
Daily News
Weekly News
Equipment Updates
Weekly Job Register
Monthly Event Guide
Our privacy
pledge.


advertisement

Shell Faces New Probe Into Alaska Drilling

change text size
Shell Faces New Probe Into Alaska Drilling

Another probe is under way into Royal Dutch Shell's 2012 Alaska drilling season, this time for possible violations of international marine environmental rules, Reuters reported on its website Thursday citing a U.S. Coast Guard official.

The Coast Guard has asked federal prosecutors to consider taking action on possible violations of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships committed in the operations of Shell's Kulluk drillship, said Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, head of the Coast Guard in Alaska, in the report.

Rear-Adm. Ostebo said he had commissioned one investigation already launched into the Dec. 31 grounding of the Kulluk and that the Coast Guard has forwarded findings of safety and environmental violations on the Noble Discoverer, Shell's other Alaska drillship, to U.S. prosecutors for possible enforcement action.

"Last week, I also referred a separate Kulluk investigation into potential MARPOL violations from 2012 to the Department of Justice for their review and potential follow-on action," Rear-Adm. Ostebo was quoted as saying at a field hearing convened by Senator Mark Begich.

Click here to view the full story

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.
Jake Andrews | Mar. 29, 2013
If shell violated laws, be ready to face the consequences


Related Companies

Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Senior Landman/ Land Manager
Expertise: Landman, Petroleum Engineering
Location: Houston, TX
 
Directional Driller (Drilling Services)
Expertise: Directional Driller
Location: Midland, TX
 
Logistics Coordinator
Expertise: Logistics Coordinator
Location: Edmonton
 
search for more jobs