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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 […]

Financial Times: Total defies US with vow to continue Iran oil drive

By Carola Hoyos in London Published: September 8 2006 03:00 | Last updated: September 8 2006 03:00 EXTRACT: Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy group, is developing the Soroosh and Nowrooz oil fields and last year signed on to help develop South Pars, the world’s biggest gas field. THE ARTICLE Total has vowed to continue […]

Financial Times: Paradise lost

EXTRACT: Exxon is not alone. Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy group, for example, is investing more than $10bn, withstanding Arctic conditions, and re-routing pipelines away from the feeding areas of grey whales, to pull oil and gas from Russia’s eastern Sakhalin Island, a place Anton Chekhov described as “hell”. Madagascar’s cyclone-prone seas may seem […]

Edmonton Sun: Up to 600 employees evacuated from Shell plant Toxic sour gas leak near Fort Saskatchewan

By BROOKES MERRITT, Staff Writer September 8, 2006 Shell Canada is blaming a contractor hired to warn people of mishaps at a Fort Saskatchewan plant for failing to notify nearby residents of a toxic sour gas leak in a timely fashion. The leak caused a brief fire inside Shell’s Scotford upgrader around 11:30 a.m. Thursday […]

Petroleum News: Chevron-led oil sands project on the move

Western Oil Sands takes 20 percent of oil sands project with goal of 100,000 bpd by 2015; appraisal drilling to start this winter Gary Park For Petroleum News Without any fanfare a Chevron Canada-operated oil sands project is shaping up, with an initial objective of about 100,000 barrels per day by 2015. An appraisal drilling […]

Petroleum News: 2nd quarter Canadian M&A activity lively

Merger and acquisition activity in the Canadian oil patch gathered pace in the second quarter of 2006, pushing the first half tally to C$13.9 billion, beating the same period of 2005 by C$4.1 billion, according to Sayer Energy Advisors. The April-June period posted five deals valued at C$1 billion or more, led by Penn West […]

Petroleum News: Alaska raids seen as second step in FBI crackdown on suspected public corruption

EXTRACTS: More fallout from the scandal is expected in the November elections when some congressmen implicated in the scandal will stand for re-election. These include Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who was found with $90,000 in his freezer. Oil industry lavished lawmakers with gifts. Lobbying by the three largest oil companies doubled from 2004 to 2005.  […]

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