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Posts from ‘August, 2010’

Helicopter squeeze as oilmen grow too fat to fly

The Times (UK): Helicopter squeeze as oilmen grow too fat to fly “The worst helicopter crash was in November 1986 when a Chinook carrying Shell workers plummeted into the sea off the coast of Shetland in stormy weather. Some 45 people were killed.” Wednesday 31 August 2005 By David Lister, Scotland Correspondent IT IS not […]

Shell’s $1.1bn Nigeria pipeline nears finish

Daily Telegraph Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian unit “is close to completing” a $1.1bn (£711m) pipeline that will transport 600,000 barrels of crude oil a day to its Bonny export terminal on the country’s Atlantic coast. By Garry White, Questor Editor Published: 5:45AM BST 31 Aug 2010 The 60-mile Nembe Creek pipe collects crude from 14 […]

Mobs Hindering Assessment of Nigerian Delta Oil Spills, UN Official Says

By Paul Okolo – Aug 30, 2010 7:37 PM GMT+0100 Assessment of damage from crude spills in part of Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger River delta is being hindered by “angry mobs,” an official of the United Nations Environment Program said. Work in the Gokana local government area, one of four councils where studies of the impact […]

Drilling Rules Shake-Up Puts New Regulator in Spotlight

The debate over when it will be safe to restart offshore drilling was also evident last week at a hearing of the presidential commission, as an executive of Royal Dutch Shell PLC sparred with a leader of the World Wildlife Fund over whether drilling off the coast of Alaska—where Shell has a stalled project—was safer or riskier than in the Gulf of Mexico.

Selfishness won’t pay off, says Shell

Daily Mail: Selfishness won’t pay off, says Shell “Shell refused to comment on whether it is reviewing the role of its auditors, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The accountants may be targeted by the US law firm leading the class action suits against the embattled oil major.” By Ruth Sunderland 30 August 04 EMBATTLED oil giant Shell […]

Deadly environmental contamination by Shell chemicals

The ‘pests’ won this ‘chemical war’, of course. That was pre-ordained by the biological laws of nature (natural selection, etc.). They adapted and became biologically resistant to the deadly chemicals. How about that. Darwin was correct. Who would have thought? Not Shell (or did they?). Comment by a former employee of Shell Oil USA I […]

Shell says close to finishing new Nigeria pipeline

LAGOS | Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:52am EDT LAGOS Aug 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Monday its Nigerian joint venture was close to completing a new $1.1 billion pipeline to the Bonny export terminal which will have a capacity of 600,000 barrels per day (bpd). “The new 97-kilometre Nembe Creek Trunkline […]

Protesters take Shell action to Dublin

The Irish Times – Monday, August 30, 2010 PAUL CULLEN CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo yesterday raised a Shell flag at the Custom House in Dublin in an ironic re-enactment of an iconic second World War photograph. The protesters recreated the raising of the US flag on the Pacific island of […]

Risk-Taking Rises as Oil Rigs in Gulf Drill Deeper

By JAD MOUAWAD and BARRY MEIER A version of this article appeared in print on August 30, 2010, on page A1 of the New York edition. Mike Duhon/Royal Dutch Shell, via European Pressphoto Agency: Shell’s Perdido platform in the Gulf of Mexico will eventually pump oil from 35 wells. In a remote reach of the […]

Deadheads at Shell

A short time ago I learned that one of these moron drilling managers had made to a very high management level within Shell. What can I say, ‘Crap floats’. Comment by a former employee of Shell USA Many years ago I worked for Shell USA. I did exploration work mostly and for two different onshore […]

Shell’s Natural-Gas Find Off Norway Disappoints

Shell’s Gro Natural-Gas Find Off Norway Seen at Lower Range of Estimates By Fred Pals and Marianne Stigset – Aug 27, 2010 11:07 AM Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s deepwater appraisal well at the Gro natural-gas discovery indicated the find may be at the lower end of estimates, potentially denting plans for a new production hub […]