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BOEM announces lease sale of 20 million acres in Western Gulf of Mexico

by on October 25, 2012 10:14 am GMT
BOEM announces lease sale of 20 million acres offshore TexasWASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau released the

Shell seeks extension to Arctic leases

by on October 19, 2012 5:35 am GMT
Shell seeks extension to Arctic leasesBY LONDON BUREAULONDON -- Shell has been in talks with the United States government over extending its leases for oil development in the Arctic seas north of Alaska, after its drilling program was held up by legal actions and objections from regulators, reports the Financial Times.

US to offer up new blocks in Central Gulf sale

by on September 24, 2012 5:49 pm GMT
Lease Sale 227 is scheduled to take place in New Orleans next year on 20 March. Companies can bid on some 7250 unleased blocks in the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area, offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, ranging from three miles offshore to about 230 miles offshore, in water depths ranging from nine to

Shell begins drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea

by on September 10, 2012 5:15 am GMT
Shell begins drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea BY ANGEL GONZALEZANCHORAGE, Alaska -- After a six-year wait and clearance of countless hurdles, Royal Dutch Shell 's U.S. unit said it had begun drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.This is the first time in more than two decades that the oil industry