The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has granted conditional approval of Shell’s Final Revised Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan. The approval of its Revised Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan is an important milestone and signals the confidence that regulators have in the company’s plan.
However, before operations can begin this summer, it is imperative that the remainder of the required permits be practical and delivered in a timely manner. In the meantime, Shell will continue to test and prepare its contractors, assets and contingency plans against the high bar that stakeholders and regulators expect of an Arctic operator.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley