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Shell Drilling Rig Kulluk Refloated

The Shell drilling rig, Kulluck, which broke its towline and was blown aground off Alaska’s Sitkalidak Island on New Year’s Eve, is reported to have been refloated and made ready for a thirty mile tow to the sheltered waters of Kodiak Island’s … Continue reading

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Shell’s Alaska Drilling Rigs – Towlines, Taxes and Engine Failures

The plan was to move Shell’s two drilling rigs from Alaska to Seattle Washington for maintenance and repair.  Shell’s tax bill, however, may have also played a role in the timing of the move. Things have definitely not gone according to plan. … Continue reading

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Shell Oil Drilling Rig Kulluk Aground on Sitkalidak Island – US Coast Guard Video

So far, the Shell Oil drilling rig Kulluk is reported to have remained intact with no observed leaks of diesel fuel, lube or hydraulic oil, after grounding on Alaska’s Sitkalidak Island on Monday night. The video below was taken yesterday by … Continue reading

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