Oceana, the international advocate for the world's oceans, asked us to create these two infographics. The first shows the insignificance of the unproven oil reserves under the Arctic oceans vs. the proven reserves in the rest of the world.
The second, a multivariable timeline showing Shell Oil's activity in the Arctic from 2002-2105, is an effort to make the decades long regulatory, legal and corporate tangle somewhat comprehensible for the lay person or congressman.
Shortly after this project was completed, Shell Oil announced that it was stopping all further drilling in the region. Coincidence perhaps, but we choose to believe that we had just the teeniest tiniest bit to do with the decision.