Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) has begun drilling a well in the Beaufort Sea off northern...

|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) has begun drilling a well in the Beaufort Sea off northern Alaska after local Eskimos completed a whale hunt. Shell's exploration plans had been stalled by floating ice, technical delays and problems with meeting oil spill preparation requirements, but operations are required to cease by the end of October.