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Shell says North Sea wells will not suffer gas leaks

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Saturday 7 September 2013

OIL giant Shell has said it is confident its North Sea wells will not fall victim to gas leaks suffered by rival operators.

The assurance came after Total said it had warned Shell its Shearwater field may be at risk from the same corrosive drilling fluids which sparked the North Sea’s worst gas leak in 20 years.
The fluids implicated in the leak at Total’s Elgin field last March, such as calcium bromide, are commonly used in such deep-sea wells.

The Elgin platform leaked gas for more than seven weeks and cost Total around £1.6 million a day in relief operations and lost income. read more

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Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic

Screen Shot 2013-01-11 at 20.09.51Critics of offshore Arctic drilling say $1.1 million in fines levied against Royal Dutch Shell for air pollution violations show that the petroleum giant is not ready to safely drill off Alaska’s northern coast. A Shell spokesman says the fines are part of learning how to operate complex equipment in a harsh environment.

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By Dan Joling September 06, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Critics of offshore Arctic drilling say $1.1 million in fines levied against Royal Dutch Shell for air pollution violations show that the petroleum giant is not ready to safely drill off Alaska’s northern coast.

A Shell spokesman says the fines are part of learning how to operate complex equipment in a harsh environment.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that Shell subsidiaries agreed to pay fines as part of a settlement for air quality violations last year from two drill vessels or their support fleet. The Noble Discoverer worked in the Chukchi Sea and the Kulluk drilled in the Beaufort Sea for nearly two months starting in September 2012. read more

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