By day, the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, Expansion 1 is abuzz with beeping, growling machines, but now there is silence, save for the distant thump of air cannons warning waterfowl away from tailings ponds and the faint sound of a road crew working the night shift somewhere on the 50-square-kilometer bitumen mining site operated by Shell Canada and partners Chevron Canada and Marathon Oil.
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He said that the Greater Gorgon project, in which Chevron is partnered with Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, will generate over $A33 billion worth of goods and services to Australian suppliers, while it will generate tax revenue of about $A39.8 billion (at 2008 prices).
Companies, including Royal Dutch Shell Plc, are exploring ways of getting oil products from the rock formations. The oil shale acreage in question lies in Garfield, Rio Blanco and Mesa counties.
Built by Dutch oil industrialist Sir Henri Deterding, who founded Royal Dutch Shell, the Grade II listed manor house was re-built in 1914 in the style of a grand hunting lodge featuring trophy room and banqueting hall.
Motiva Enterprises, the refining joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco, has begun restarting its 240,000 barrels per day refinery in Norco, Louisiana, which was shut last week ahead of Hurricane Gustav, Shell said on its website Friday.
Former HSE Group Auditor of Shell International calls in Police to investigate senior Shell officials and executives
Bill Campbell, the former HSE Group Auditor has formally asked Grampian Police to investigate alleged criminal offences involving senior Shell officials and executives (and other parties). This is in relation to the Brent Bravo Touch Fuck All scandal uncovered by an audit team led by Campbell and the subsequent avoidable accident which cost the lives of two Shell workers.
LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Australia’s Arrow Energy said a deal to sell its coal seam gas as liquefied natural gas was “a matter of weeks” away and Royal Dutch Shell Plc was among the potential buyers.
Newly-formed French energy group GDF Suez said on Friday it was in exclusive talks to buy over 1bn worth of offshore oil and gas assets from a Dutch venture owned by Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil.
In mid-2007 its parent Shell company shareholder acquired the shares of its partner BP leading to Kenya Shell Ltd becoming a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) group of companies.
NAM is the largest exploration and production company in the Netherlands and is owned by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) and ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM), according to the joint statement from NAM and GdF Suez.
Analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) is likely to benefit the most among the oil majors, given that they are investing capital to retrieve crude from bitumen-soaked soil in Canada, as well as extract natural gas in coal beds in Australia and China, both of which can now be included as reported proven reserves.
Plans by energy giants BP and Gazprom to exchange assets in Russia and create an international alliance for investments around the world have been shelved.
The UK company has bowed to pressure from its Russian partners…
Speculation in the Square Mile suggested that the company could find itself the subject of a takeover approach from ExxonMobil, the American energy giant.
BP, whose shares rose 4 per cent on news of the deal, appears to have bowed to many of the Russian shareholders demands by agreeing that Robert Dudley, the chief executive of the joint venture, would leave by the end of the year.