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Dysfunction Crisis and Scandal at Shell Norway

Printed below is an EnergyVoice.com article about defects found at Shell’s Norway gas plant. These were uncovered during a recent inspection carried out by The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway.

Actually, the situation is far more serious. On Saturday I supplied certain related information to Ben van Beurden just in case he has been kept in the dark. The ball is in Shell’s court.

Shell knows I intend to publish an array of leaked communications and other information they would prefer to keep secret.

Prepare to be astonished at what has been going on behind the scenes. This stuff belongs in the tabloid press.

I have enough material to publish a series of articles about the extraordinary behaviour of top management at Norske Shell, which fully justifies the headline of this article.

Subject to Shell’s response, legal injunction or otherwise, I will publish an initial article here at 5pm UK time on Monday 27 March. 

EnergyVoice.com: Defects found at Shell’s Norway gas plant

Written by Alan Shields – 25/02/2017 6:01 am

Energy giant Shell has been given two weeks to report back to the Norwegian safety organisation after a number of defects were found during inspections at the Nyhamna gas plant.

The facility in Aukra in Møre og Romsdal county processes gas from the Ormen Lange field, and is being enlarged to receive gas from more fields.

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) uncovered a number of ‘non-conformities’ during an inspection of the plant last month.

The audit revealed shortcomings in relation to technical conditions in electrical installations, work in and operation of electrical installations, emergency lighting, explosion protection document and non-conformity handling.

In addition, improvement points were found in connection with: heating cable installations, classification and labelling and Shell’s own investigation of a previous incident.

The supermajor has been given a deadline of March 10 to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with and how the improvement points will be assessed.

Shell has been contacted for comment.

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