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Vol. 14, No. 44 Week of November 01, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Preparing and planning for the OCS

Shell engineer describes the complex, multiyear process required to bring an oil field online in the Beaufort or Chukchi Seas

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

As Shell waits behind the starting gate, champing at the bit, ready to move ahead with exploratory drilling on the Alaska outer continental shelf of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, it may be tempting to think that the start of OCS drilling could bring a new flow of offshore oil down the trans-Alaska....

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Head start

Environmental data

Environmental data

Geotechnical surveys

Watching the offshore drilling from afar

Layers of control


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