Work Royal Dutch Shell in Alaska failed. This means that billions of barrels of black gold and will be in the depths of the deep and not be able to get to the oil market in the medium term - based on AMarkets.
The project was not the penny. Royal Dutch Shell spent on exploration and other activities over US $ 7 billion. The company - number one operator on the development of fields in Alaska.Low oil prices, which can easily hold at current levels for several years (OPEC set for it and prepared for it) - a factor which significantly strangled all offshore beginnings of America. But if prices go up to $ 20 per barrel (such forecasts have heard in the media), the industry, and all will be in the zone of absolute unprofitability.What is Russia? If America is left Alaska under the pretext of insufficient amounts of subsea oil and gas, then Russia's Arctic shelf (the Kara Sea), yet there are still some tiny chance of success. But because of the sanctions and low oil prices are plans to develop the Arctic waters is that there are only plans.
World's alignment such that the OPEC - is 72% of proven oil. Arctic Oil in fact - Unresolved last trump, or 25 billion barrels of proven oil. However, against the backdrop of cheap oil region remains unprofitable (Alaska under a dense crust of ice more than 9 months out of 12). If oil fell Shell, I would certainly not have left the idea of development of the shelf of the Chukchi Sea. Fuel to the fire ecologists planted. The last straw proved to be poisonous doubt the company's shareholders, who ultimately afraid to communicate with a heavy draft.