"Oil on Greenland would be a disaster," Total CEO Chrisophe de Margerie said. "A leak would do too much damage to the image of the company."
Although he is not completely opposed to Arctic exploitation as gas leaks "were easier to shut down and clean". But what are the chances considering Shell reportedly invested already $4.5 billion and Cairn Energy at least $1 billion?-> continue reading
One consequence of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is the insight to have all available geo information available in one place is not only good thing, but also a measure to avoid left hand not knowing what right hand doing.
So, just in time and days before the Shell armada starts drilling in the Chukchi Sea the federal mapping tool that aided first responders in Gulf spill expanded to the Arctic. (press release)
NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco said: “The addition of Arctic ERMA will be a tremendous benefit to responders in this rapidly developing region. This scientific tool could provide essential information in responding to potential oil spills and pollution releases in the Arctic.”-> continue reading
arcticready.com is an excellent camouflage communication project. I like the approach to debunk all the absurdities lying around. Meanwhile in reality Shell is still cruising with it's armada south of Bering Strait, venting their drill rig Discoverer did not hit the ground. Isn't it just another absurdity while we are awaiting a new minimum sea ice record the profiteer is locked out because of too much ice in Chukchi Sea?-> continue reading