Shell's (RDS.A) plans to drill in Alaska's Arctic waters this year are in doubt after it said...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shell's (RDS.A) plans to drill in Alaska's Arctic waters this year are in doubt after it said yesterday that it's sending its two special purpose offshore rigs to Asia for repairs and upgrades. The news comes after a series of mishaps, including the grounding of the Kulluk drillship near Kodiak Island off the Alaskan coast on Dec. 31. The question investors have is whether the huge investment is worth it.