EXECUTIVE gathers up drilling materials.
Ice starts to break from underneath: EXECUTIVE hops onto another piece of ice.
EXECUTIVE struggles to bundle up drilling materials into a suitcase – some fall out onto the ice.
EXECUTIVE talks to an imaginary camera.
It’s not the protestors.
It’s not the safety concerns.
It’s not climate change.
It’s the money.
That’s our story.
Drilling in the Arctic has not yielded enough returns.
Thus, it’s time we part ways.
Another sheet of ice breaks – EXECUTIVE leaps to another one, dropping some more drilling materials.
Part of the problem
The Arctic just isn’t a stable partner
Hardly our fault.
I’ll be outta here.
A great cracking sound, as ice starts to melt.
Drilling material bobs in the water, miraculously, given its weight, but there it is, bobbing away, refusing to disappear.