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Shell Readies Arctic Drill Ship

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May 26, 2012
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Shell hopes to use the Arctic drill ship Kulluk which has a 160-foot derrick, to send down drill bits and pipe to tap vast oil reserves below the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.


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