Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


BP drones
June 10, 2014, 21:40
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Not in the Gulf.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over US land to the BP energy corporation, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.Drone maker AeroVironment of California and BP energy corporation have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the agency said. The first flight took place on Sunday.

via BP allowed commercial drones by US regulators in unprecedented decision | World news | theguardian.com.



Coast Guard needs Coast Guard after trying to aid Shell rig off Alaska

‘Season full of headaches:’

Adding to a season full of headaches for Shell Alaska’s debut offshore-drilling program in the U.S. Arctic, the company’s Kulluk drill rig was stuck Friday in monster seas off the coast of Alaska as its tugboat’s engines failed and the Coast Guard cutter that came to assist became entangled in a towline.

There were no immediate threats to crew or equipment, but Shell Alaska was rushing additional aid vessels to the scene as the Kulluk, which drilled the beginnings of an exploratory oil well in the Beaufort Sea over the summer, sat without ability to move forward in 20-foot seas about 50 miles south of Kodiak.

via Coast Guard cutter hits trouble trying to aid Shell rig off Alaska | Local News | The Seattle Times.

Don’t freak out, but this is what Peak Oil For All Intents And Purposes looks like.



The Fracking Won’t Save Us Chart

From EIA. Prudhoe Bay also “reversed the decline in domestic oil production” at one point.


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Shell’s arctic fleet plan

via Shell: http://www-static.shell.com/static/usa/downloads/alaska/alaska_vessels_brochure_2012.pdf


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Polar bear habitat and Chukchi Sea drilling
February 18, 2012, 14:00
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Via North Alaska Environmental Center.


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Oil and Gas leases on Alaska’s north slope

Via http://northern.org/media-library/maps/arctic/western-arctic-npr-a-maps/NorthSlopeLeasesMar2009WEBlg2.jpg/view


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Historical perspective on the Bakken Boom

This is an excellent article by Derik Andreoli, looking at the historical big picture of American extraction booms.

The Oil Drum | The Bakken Boom – A Modern-Day Gold Rush.




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