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Posts on ‘September 9th, 2006’ Shell announces support for 3rd Middle East Corporate Social Responsibility Summit

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, September 09 – 2006 Shell has announced its sponsorship of the third Middle East Corporate Social Responsibility Summit, a regional initiative it launched three years ago to demonstrate its commitment to Sustainable Development of the communities within which it operates. The meet will gather world reputed speakers from the ranks of […]

UpstreamOnline: Shell set for Brazil tests

8 September 2006 SHELL is making final preparations to carry out flow tests on a large offshore accumulation of heavy oil in Brazil’s Santos basin after recently concluding an appraisal well there, writes Gareth Chetwynd. “The rig is undergoing final adjustments at the Maua-Jurong shipyard and we are almost ready to get it to the […]

UpstreamOnline: Shell eyes floater for ‘Shell-Park’

8 September 2006 SHELL is on course to award a charter contract at the end of this month for a floating production storage and offloading to operate on a cluster of heavy oilfields in Brazil’s Campos basin, writes Gareth Chetwynd. The FPSO is expected to produce more than 80,000 barrels of crude per day on […]

UpstreamOnline: High-profile Washington lawyer will help workers complain at BP

8 September 2006   BP has hired a prominent Washington attorney as an ombudsman for its employees to vent concern about operating practices in the US, while federal regulators proposed new rules to toughen oversight of low-pressure pipelines such as those that sprang leaks this year at Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope, writes Dann […]

UpstreamOnline: Sakhalin 2 under renewed pressure

Ministry releases results of latest government check-up on project VLADIMIR AFANASIEV Moscow 8 September 2006 RUSSIA’S Natural Resources Ministry has increased public pressure on Shell-led Sakhalin Energy Investments, operator of the Sakhalin 2 oil and gas development, by releasing the results of its August check-up on the project. At the same time, the ministry’s supervisory […]

UpstreamOnline: ExxonMobil gets velvet glove for its iron fist

EXTRACT: With arguably his chief rival Browne trying to save his legacy by sorting out problems in Alaska, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, and Shell still somewhat shaky after its after its reserves fiasco of 2004, the way is clear for Tillerson to put ExxonMobil out of sight as industry leader. You suspect he […]

UpstreamOnline: Shell’s wells add life to JIAaui field

Sources say that infill programme offshore New Zealand was success RUSSELL SEARANCKE Wellington 8 September 2006 A TWO-well infill drilling pro¬gramme that cost at least NZ$40 million ($26 million) on Shell’s ageing Maui field off New Zealand was a success with the wells due on stream in the near future. The Ihi and East of […]

UpstreamOnline: UK sector safety call

Watchdog tells industry greater effort is needed to meet targets CHRISTOPHER HOPSON London 8 September 2006   THE UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has called on the oil and gas industry to do more to meet offshore safety targets after releasing a poor set of accident statistics showing a rise in the total number […] “What They Do to Us, They Will Do to You”: Shell Oil in Mayo, Ireland

(AN EXECELLENT ARTICLE WE MISSED WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED IN JULY 2005: Shell subsequently had the “Rossport Five” released from prison and made a public apology for having them jailed – although contempt proceedings are still on the table.) THE ARTICLE By HARRY BROWNE Dublin, Ireland. July 15 / 17, 2005 While media attention here […]

The Wall Street Journal: Oil News Roundup: September 8, 2006 5:23 p.m.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE September 8, 2006 5:23 p.m. Crude-oil prices fell sharply, cracking through key technical support levels and settling at nearly $66 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a fresh five-month low. Here is Friday’s roundup of oil and energy news. * * * BP’S EMPTY CHAIR: By the time […]

Financial Times: Possible return of BP oilfield puts crude at five-month low

By Kevin Morrison and Darryl Thomson Published: September 9 2006 03:00 | Last updated: September 9 2006 03:00 Oil fell to a five-month low yesterday as BP said it might be able to return its Alaskan oilfield, Prudhoe Bay, to full production sooner than expected. The return of the field was one of a series […]