Figures from the HSE show that Shell UK was challenged last year over lack of maintenance checks for pipes carrying hazardous hydrocarbons from the Brent Alpha platform. In 2003, a gas leak on the installation killed two men for which the oil giant was fined £900,000. It was served an improvement notice in 2007 for failing to inform the HSE of safety breaches.
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The Anglo-Dutch giant said it had shut down some production while firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze at the Bomu manifold in Ogoniland, in the restive Niger Delta region.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) on Sunday confirmed an incident at its trans-Niger pipeline, and said that all flow stations to the pipeline have been shut down as a result.
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- A manifold at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) Bomu-Bonny oil pipeline in Nigeria caught fire early Sunday morning, according to an eyewitness.
Nicosia, April 11 – - In the face of interminable problems that have beset Iranian efforts to develop the South Pars gas field, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has warned Royal Dutch Shell and Spanish oil firm Repsol to submit their plans of action for the South Pars gas field and the Persian LNG projects within 45 days, otherwise they will be replaced by other qualified companies.
BP and Royal Dutch Shell are just two of the big producers eyeing smaller competitors as the majors look to replenish reserves through acquisition instead of exploration.