HOME PAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS, Print Editions, Newsletter PRODUCTS READ THE PETROLEUM NEWS ARCHIVE! ADVERTISING INFORMATION EVENTS PETROLEUM NEWS BAKKEN MINING NEWS

Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry
March 2013

Vol. 18, No. 13 Week of March 31, 2013

Kulluk on its way to Asia for repair

The Kulluk, Shell’s Arctic floating drilling platform, has been loaded onto the heavy-lift vessel Xiang Rui Kou and departed Dutch Harbor at 11:00 a.m. on March 27, bound for shipyard in Singapore for repair, Shell spokeswoman Megan Baldino told Petroleum News by email following the Kulluk’s departure. D

The Kulluk had been damaged during a grounding on the south side of Kodiak Island during a storm on Dec. 31. The vessel was subsequently refloated, inspected and towed to Dutch Harbor to await transportation to Asia.

The drillship Noble Discoverer that Shell is using in the Alaska Arctic is also being carried to Asia by a heavy-lift vessel for repair.

Shell has deferred its planned 2013 Arctic Alaska drilling operations while the company regroups, following a series of mishaps related to its 2012 drilling program.

—Alan Bailey






Petroleum News - Phone: 1-907 522-9469 - Fax: 1-907 522-9583
circulation@PetroleumNews.com --- http://www.petroleumnews.com ---
S U B S C R I B E

Copyright Petroleum Newspapers of Alaska, LLC (Petroleum News)(PNA)©2013 All rights reserved. The content of this article and web site may not be copied, replaced, distributed, published, displayed or transferred in any form or by any means except with the prior written permission of Petroleum Newspapers of Alaska, LLC (Petroleum News)(PNA). Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law subject to criminal and civil penalties.