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Shell Deploys Capping Stack for BSEE

On Monday, June 25, 2012, members of Shell’s well delivery group, along with inspectors from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) witnessed the deployment of the capping stack that will join Shell’s drilling fleet in Alaska.
Shell’s Arctic capping stack

Shell’s Arctic capping stack

“The successful deployment of Shell’s Arctic capping stack in Puget Sound means we are nearing the end of an extremely thorough inspection and permitting process that would allow for exploratory drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas this summer,” said Pete Slaiby, VP Alaska.

While we remain confident in our pre-staged, three-tier oil spill response capability, Shell’s Arctic-engineered capping system will allow for the capture of hydrocarbons at the wellhead in the very unlikely event of a blowout.

We appreciate the lengths to which the Department of Interior is going to ensure our readiness to drill this summer and we look forward to receiving approved Applications for Permits to Drill (APD’s).

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