"Shell Details Plans for Drilling in Chukchi Sea Off Alaska"

"Shell plans to drill five wells over several years at its Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea, according to a revised exploration plan filed Nov. 6 and posted online by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management."

"Under the plan, Shell would use the leased Noble Discoverer drill ship to finish the well it started in 2012 and drilled to 1,505 feet. Five additional Burger wells also would be drilled.

“It is anticipated that this work will take place over a number of drilling seasons,” the 423-page modified plan says."

Yereth Rosen reports for the Alaska Dispatch November 18, 2013.


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Source: Alaska Dispatch, 11/20/2013