FT: Shell Submits Revised Drill Plan for Arctic

Reuters

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc has sought permission from the U.S. government to drill in the Arctic Ocean and is keeping open the possibility that it could drill there next summer, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that Shell had filed an exploration plan for approval by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that controls offshore drilling rights. The plan addresses issues such as safety and environmental impact. (http://on.ft.com/VTMy2s)

The FT also reported that Shell said although it had not yet made a definite decision to drill in the Arctic next year it wanted to keep the option open and required permits and a court decision to go in its favour.

Shell was not immediately available for comment outside regular working hours in the United Kingdom and the United States.

(Reporting by Karen Rebelo in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

Copyright 2017 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
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.

Related Companies
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit www.riglogix.com.
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE



Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Foreman Fleet Operations
Expertise: Logistics Management|Operations Management
Location: Midland, TX
 
Sr. Contracts Negotiator
Expertise: Contracts Administration|Contracts Engineer|Legal
Location: Houston
 
Casing Crew Pusher
Expertise: Floorhand / Roughneck|Roustabout
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $48.6/BBL 1.12%
Light Crude Oil : $46.34/BBL 1.24%
Natural Gas : $2.9/MMBtu 2.35%
Updated in last 24 hours