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Posts from ‘February, 2010’

Shell and BP face onslaught from tar sands campaigners

Lobbyists bid to turn RBS, BP and Shell annual meetings into green referendums

Shell IBM collaboration doomed to fail

Posting on Shell Blog on Feb 27th, 2010 at 10:19 am by “guest1″, a regular contributor. What a load of nonsense in the Forbes article. Shell and IBM to team up etc. We HAD all the expertise but that was removed by the HR and FN idiots that run Shell now. What does IBM know […]

Shell, IBM to find ways to extend oil field life

Associated Press, 02.26.10, 12:52 PM EST HOUSTON — Royal Dutch Shell PLC and IBM Corp. are teaming up to research how to extend the life of oil and natural gas fields. IBM‘s analytic and simulation experience will be melded with Shell’s subsurface and reservoir expertise to create a more efficient and accurate picture of how […]

Oil giants hit by concerns over tar sands

Tar sands are shaping up to be the thorn in BP (BP-) and Shell’s (RDSB) sides as concerns over potential expense prove almost as rife as worries over the environmental impact.

Iraq talks with Shell prolonged, continue-official

BAGHDAD, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Talks between Iraq and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on a natural gas deal near the southern oil hub of Basra are taking longer than expected but still ongoing, a senior Iraqi oil official said on Friday. “The heads of agreement will be extended and the project will be presented to […]

Nigeria: Shell’s Opposition to PIB Selfish, FG Insists

Adeola Yusuf: 25 February 2010 Lagos — Federal Government came down hard on Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday over its opposition to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), insisting that the oil major was wrong in its assessment that the bill would block investment. Ann Pickard, outgoing Regional Executive Vice President, Shell Exploration and Production, Africa, […]

Shell oil sands costs rise again

REUTERS Shell oil sands costs rise again, partner says * Athabasca oil sands expansion’s costs rise to $14.3 bln CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 25 (Reuters) – The cost of a 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (RDSa.L) Athabasca oil sands project has climbed to $14.3 billion, Chevron Corp (CVX.N), one of its partners, said in […]

Shell Ethics Chief involved in bending the truth

We should not give the impression that we are over-concerned with the D’s website, or that management spends a lot of time worrying about it. (Shell) By John Donovan I am still studying the Shell internal documents and communications the company was recently obliged to supply to me in accordance with an application under the […]

Nigeria rejects criticism of new oil policy

By Tom Burgis in Abuja Published: February 24 2010 16:13 | Last updated: February 24 2010 16:13 Nigeria on Wednesday hit back at claims by Royal Dutch Shell and other foreign groups that planned reforms threaten $50bn of investment and the country’s status as Africa’s biggest energy producer. Pedro Van Meurs, a veteran designer of […]

Shell’s operations in Angola are worthy of discussion…

Comments from our sources on recent statements about Shell’s operations in Angola made by it’s Executive VP for sub-Saharan Africa, Ann Pickard (Right). Shell’s exit from Angola was not a success story and it throws a slightly different light on Ann Pickard’s remarks in Nigeria. Her comment about Angola’s production exceeding that of Nigeria sounds […]

Norway Downgrades Reserves At Shell Ormen Lange Gas Field 25%

LONDON (Dow Jones)–The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate downgraded total reserves at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSA) Ormen Lange gas field by around a quarter Wednesday.

Shell abandons HQ to decade of development

The company has agreed terms for a ten-year lease with Canary Wharf on 200,000 sq ft of Docklands offices February 24, 2010 A view of the London Eye, located along the Thames River at County Hall, is seen across from the Shell Oil Centre building. Carl Mortished, World Business Editor Staff at Royal Dutch Shell […]

Shell abandons Colorado water rights bid, placing regional oil shale development on hold

DENVER (AP) — Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday it is abandoning its quest for water rights from a northwest Colorado river to develop oil shale production, citing delays in the project due to the global economic downturn.

Shell to withdraw Yampa River water rights application for oil shale development

As a result of Shell’s actions, Colorado residents can breathe a little easier and the Yampa River lives to flow another year. ”