Shell gets approval of Shelburne basin drilling plan

Offshore staff

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia Shell Canada Ltd. has gotten authorization from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board for a Shelburne basin drilling plan.

The plan calls for Shell to respond in no more than 12-13 days to contain a subsea blowout. Shell Canada also has to deploy a second capping stack as a contingency.

The initial capping stack response would come from Stavanger, Norway, with the contingency cap to deploy from Brazil.



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