Shell ? investigated by the HSE 207 times in the past three years ? insisted that safety remains ?paramount?. A spokesman said: ?Our reliability trends, hydrocarbon release trends and spill trends have improved year-on-year since 2004, reflecting the increased levels of investment and operational scrutiny.?
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Earlier, some employees posted comments on Shell protest website royaldutchshellplc.com saying up to half the jobs at the Dubai operation could go. Dubai is a regional centre for Shell, with more than 600 staff, Restucci said.
A Gamble in Qatar: Royal Dutch Shell is making a huge — and risky — bet on technology that transforms natural gas to diesel fuel
Shell started experimenting with GTL technology during the energy crisis of the 1970s, when it began to search for an alternative to gasoline. In 1993, Shell opened its first GTL demonstration plant in Bintulu, Malaysia. The project was derailed in 1997 by a massive explosion caused by a profusion of carbon molecules in the air as a result of extensive forest fires in Indonesia. It took three years to repair the damage.
A few companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC, have developed a new generation of catalysts to help refiners use the same equipment to meet new fuel specifications, such as the U.S. mandate to reduce the level of sulfur in diesel. “You can consider the catalysts like the software and the hydrocracker like your PC,” says Carl Mesters, Shell’s chief scientist for chemistry and catalysis. The catalysts allow companies to update their refining process without investing in new hardware.
The 796 million Australian dollar (US$533.3 million) all-cash bid trumps an existing cash and share offer from Arrow Energy Ltd., which is Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s joint venture partner in Australia.
Royal Dutch Shell last year joined forces yesterday with Arrow Energy to develop projects in Australia and international markets when it agreed to invest up to A$776m to buy 30 per cent of Arrow?s coal bed methane acreage in Queensland and 10 per cent of its international assets. Arrow is also a major shareholder in Pure Energy.
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd has convenience terminated the remaining contract duration for the use of the Safe Astoria accommodation support rig offshore Sakhalin Island in the Russian Federation. Sakhalin Energy had originally contracted the Safe Astoria for a period of around two years from December 2007.
BG Group has gatecrashed Arrow Energy?s rather cosy bid for fellow Queensland coal-seam gas play Pure Energy, threatening what had appeared a fait accompli and potentially creating a confrontation with Arrow?s ‘big oil’ ally, Shell.
MarketWatch By Sarah Turner Last update: 2:22 a.m. EST Feb. 9, 2009 LONDON (MarketWatch) — Aegon said Monday that Rob Routs will take over as chairman of its supervisory board in April 2010. Routs, a former executive director with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, will succeed Dudley Eustace, who will retire in 2010. MarketWatch Article
Hayward said that BP, which employs 90,000 staff around the world, was responding to the downturn by intensifying a cost-cutting drive that would lead to the loss of more than 5000 jobs by the middle of the current year – more than expected. The group managed to lower overheads by $500m in the last three months of 2008.
The Hague (ANTARA News) – Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Sunday that Shell Royal Dutch oil company had expressed its readiness to move its oil processing operations to Indonesia.
One of the front-runners in the development of the innovative production concept is Royal Dutch Shell, which is looking to create a floating facility at its Prelude field in the Browse Basin off the coast of Western Australia.