Shall May resume drilling in the Arctic, off the Alaskan coast:
The two rigs they used last time will not be available. The Noble Discoverer has already been broken up (??) Good riddance.
The Polar Pioneer is on the way to the breakers in Turkey. Sadly, since she was still in good condition and “state-of-the-art” even though already 35 years old. Far better shape than many of the old rigs that is still in operation.
It probably wouldn’t matter, since they are planning to drill in shallow water this time, so artificial islands may be preferred. (The Kuluk would have been the option)