Eni began drilling a new well in United States waters off the north coast of Alaska. The company is working from an artificial island in the Beaufort Sea about three miles off Oliktok Point in the Arctic Ocean, with the well planned to extend more than six miles. The project could result in 20,000 B/D of oil production, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said. BSEE employees are on site to ensure compliance with federal regulations and safety standards. Eni has existing production facilities on the island and at Oliktok Point. With its partner Shell, Eni plans to drill two exploration wells and potentially two sidetrack wells over the next 2 years.