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Shell’s Brazil strategy factors in Petrobras scandal -CEO

Shell’s Brazil strategy factors in Petrobras scandal -CEO Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:04pm BST (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has taken into account the risks presented by the Petrobras graft scandal to its expanding operations in Brazil and is confident the Brazilian state-run oil company will emerge stronger, Shell’s CEO said on Thursday. Chief […]

BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil

By Daniel J. Graeber published 21 April 2015 by UPI BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil READING, England, April 21 (UPI) — British energy company BG Group said Tuesday it would change how it discloses financial data to reflect the importance of Brazilian and Australian assets. BG Group said, starting May 8, it would unveil a number […]

‘Big Oil’ poring over troubled waters

‘Big Oil’ poring over troubled waters By Mark Robinson, 17 April 2015 The severity of crude oil’s collapse meant that its effects were always likely to be felt far beyond petrol station forecourts. Reduced assumptions on future pricing convinced oil and gas majors, already given over to renewed capital discipline, to also accelerate the reduction in […]

After The BG Group Plc Deal, Is Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Dividend At Risk?

By Rupert Hargreaves – Wednesday, 15 April, 2015 Shell’s (LSE: RDSB) merger with BG Group will create a Footsie titan. The enlarged group will make up around 10% of the index, and provide 10% of the index’s dividends. And at present levels the company supports a dividend yield of 6.2%, a yield that’s hard to turn down.  […]

SHELL TO ACQUIRE BG: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NORTH SEA

14 April 2015 Shell announced an offer of a £47bn ($70bn) acquisition of BG in the second biggest oil and gas deal on record after Exxon and Mobil’s £51bn ($75.3bn) merger in 1998.  Shell and BG expect to make annual savings of £1.7bn ($2.5bn) and the combined company is estimated to be worth £180bn ($266bn). […]

Shell Betting Its Future On LNG

Article By Nick Cunningham published Sun, 12 April 2015 by OilPrice.com Shell Betting Its Future On LNG Could the largest energy deal in over a decade begin a new wave of mergers and acquisitions? Is LNG really the future? How Will ExxonMobil Respond? And perhaps more importantly, does the mega-deal between Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and BG […]

Shell And BG Group: Strong Strategic Fit, But Additional Financial Risks Ahead

Article by Pim Keulen published 12 April 2015 by Seeking Alpha  Shell And BG Group: Strong Strategic Fit, But Additional Financial Risks Ahead Source: total.com Summary Shell announced the acquisition of BG Group for the amount of $69 billion. From a strategic point of view, the deal seems to make perfect sense. From a financial […]

Shell paid too much to buy BG Group

ARTICLE BY STEPHEN SIMKO, MORNINGSTAR PUBLISHED APR. 11, 2015 BY BUSINESS INSIDER On April 8, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B) (RDSA) (RDSB) announced its intention to acquire BG Group (BRGYY) (BG.) in a $70 billion cash-and-stock deal that values BG’s equity at GBX 1,350 per share, or 11% above our GBX 1,200 fair value estimate for BG at […]

Shell Acquisition of BG Group to Create Giant Operator of LNG Ships

LONDON –  Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDS.A) planned $70 billion acquisition of BG Group PLC would create a giant operator of liquefied-natural-gas vessels, offering owners that charter the ships more opportunities for lucrative, long-term contracts in an otherwise-depressed shipping industry. “The merger offers owners more flexibility and better utilization of their fleets, which could mean […]

BG Group deal with oil giant Royal Dutch Shell sparks fury over pay

By LAURA CHESTERS FOR THE DAILY MAIL BG Group is facing a fresh investor backlash over executive pay in the wake of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s £47billion takeover offer. The potential £32million rewards package for BG chief Helge Lund was slammed as ‘completely over the top’ by one senior shareholder. A chorus of senior […]

Shell and BG: A vote for gas

Shell’s offer for BG shows how the energy business is changing 11 April 2015 JAM tomorrow, but never jam today. That was long the lament about Britain’s third-largest energy company, BG Group. It was notable for its great prospects, troubled operations, wobbly management and a slumping share price—down 20% in the past 12 months. Now […]

Shell Will Buy BG for $70 Billion in Push for Gas Dominance

by Javier BlasRakteem Katakey for Bloomberg.com Royal Dutch Shell Plc agreed to buy BG Group Plc for about 47 billion pounds ($70 billion), making Europe’s largest oil company the pre-eminent player in global natural gas and adding fields in Brazil. The deal, the industry’s biggest in at least a decade, will push Shell further into producing, […]

Shell, With $70B Deal For BG Group, Becomes World LNG Giant

Christopher Helman So this is how the consolidation starts. Royal Dutch Shell is making a smart move in its $70 billion acquisition of BG Group . The deal will gain Shell access to the most exciting deepwater oil projects in the world, in Brazil. While adding in BG Group’s fast-growing liquefied natural gas business will soon make […]

Shell and BG Group agree to create a £224 billion super group

Article by LIANNA BRINDED published 8 April 2015 by UKBusinessInsider.com Shell and BG Group agree to create a £224 billion super group Shell and BG Group will create an oil super merger after both parties agreed on a new deal. Shell, worth £136 billion ($202 million), revealed in a regulatory announcement on the London Stock Exchange that […]

Buying BG Would Give Shell Answer to Stranded Australian Gas

Article by James Paton published 8 April 2015 by Bloomberg Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking an outlet for its natural gas reserves in Australia’s Queensland state. The proposed acquisition of BG Group Plc could provide one. If Shell buys BG, the combined company would surpass Chevron Corp. as the world’s second-largest oil and gas […]

Shell to Buy BG Group for $69.6 Billion

Shell to Buy BG Group for $69.6 Billion Deal the latest sign of how tumbling energy prices are shaking up the global oil-and-gas industry WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE BY SELINA WILLIAMS and IAN WALKER By SELINA WILLIAMS and IAN WALKER Updated April 8, 2015 3:19 a.m. ET LONDON—Petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC has agreed to […]

Shell seeking to buy BG in first oil super-merger in over a decade

The collapse in global oil prices has sparked much speculation about mergers in the industry and BG has often been cited as a potential target. (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is in advanced talks to buy BG Group (BG.L) in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade, seeking to extend its lead […]

Shell-BG: more details of the deal

FT: Shell-BG: more details of the deal 8 April 2015 Following the momentous news that Royal Dutch Shell is buying BG Group for £47bn, here are some more details for investors to chew over, including a promise of a big premium, enhanced dividends and a share buyback. Financial details of the offer: The deal, which […]

Shell sees only 15%-20% of Canada LNG projects advancing

Article by Carl Surran published 25March 2015 by SeekingAlpha.com Shell sees only 15%-20% of Canada LNG projects advancing A top executive at Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) says he expects only 15%-20% of liquefied natural gas export projects already approved by the Canadian government to go ahead in the next decade. Markus Hector, Shell’s general […]

JP Morgan Warns Royal Dutch Shell Investors

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm EST In a report published on Monday, JP Morgan has advised the stock market participants to keep an eye on the “five key factors” that could undermine RoyalDutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) earnings during the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (1QFY15). JP Morgan is of […]

Ben van Beurden: Proposed Arrow LNG Project with PetroChina cancelled

From an article by The Australian Pipeliner published 3 Feb 2015 under the headline: VIDEO: Arrow LNG Project “off the table” Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has confirmed the company’s proposed Arrow LNG Project with PetroChina has been cancelled, but the Arrow Bowen Pipeline will not be affected. Arrow Energy, which is jointly […]

Shell shelves Arrow LNG project in Queensland

From an article by Angela Macdonald-Smith published 30 Jan 2015 by The Sydney Morning Herald under the headline: “Shell shelves Arrow LNG project in Queensland” Royal Dutch Shell has finally ditched plans for a new $US20 billion-plus liquefied natural gas project in Queensland,making it the latest casualty of the oil price slump. Global chief executive […]

Opec is finished – the oil crash will continue

The Opec oil cartel no longer exists in any meaningful sense and crude prices will slump to $50 a barrel over the coming months as market forces shake out the weakest producers, Bank of America has warned. The major oil companies will have to cut back on projects with a break-even cost below $80 for Brent […]

Combustible pioneering behemoths – the Hindenburg and Shell Prelude

By John Donovan I am not sure that directly comparing the explosive potential arising from the Hindenburg and the Shell Prelude is strictly appropriate. However, what is beyond doubt is that these pioneering ventures both captured the attention of the worlds media and a loss of containment on the Prelude could potentially create another catastrophic […]

Damning Verdict on Shell’s Prelude FLNG Propaganda

These claims do not appear to be founded on fact but appear to be simply propaganda; …the Shell claims are fiction, wishful thinking. Royal Dutch Shell, bound by its general business principles of honesty and integrity, casts these principles aside by simply fabricating stories re the health and safety risks of FLNG, as a means to an […]

Shell Corrib Gas Project Ireland: The Good News and the Bad News

By Nick Gill The Irish Independent has published an article providing an update on the delayed progress of the Shell led Corrib Gas Project in Ireland, which has been surrounded by controversy, including alleged corruption and persistent environmental protests from the outset.  Basically, the good news is that the volume of gas at peak production […]

Royal Dutch Shell Prelude Project ‘A Step Too Far’

By John Donovan I have received a comment about the most recent Bill Campbell Prelude article from another expert, a former Shell executive.  I refer to Hans Bouman, the retired Groningen Gas Field Asset Manager for NAM, a joint Royal Dutch Shell/ExxonMobil operation. Mr Bouman is the expert who in 2002 warned Shell/Sakhalin Energy internally of his concerns […]

Prelude FLNG risks are on par with modern offshore oil and gas facilities say Shell – but are they?

Final article in a series of five articles by Bill Campbell, retired HSE Group Auditor, Shell International, about risks relating to the Shell Prelude FLNG project. Prelude FLNG risks are on par with modern offshore oil and gas facilities say Shell – but are they? Let’s discuss  With the implementation of the recommendations post Piper […]

Qatar’s LNG Dominance Threatened by Shell’s Reported Withdrawal

Extract from an article by Andy Tully published by oil price.com on 21 July 2014 In 2013, however, one Shell well in Block D of the field came up dry, although Qatar had promoted it as a rich source of energy. As a result, Shell decided against even beginning a second exploratory well, anonymous sources […]

Shell shelves small-scale LNG plans

Extract from an upstreamonline.com article by Luke Johnson published 17 July 2014 Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell is shelving plans for now to build three small-scale gas liquefaction plants in North America that would produce LNG for transportation fuel. Access to full article subject to subscription Like this:Like Loading…

Shell suspends development of Canada’s Jumping Pound gas liquefaction unit

Extracts from a Reuters article published Friday 18 July 2014 LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell said it has suspended development of a liquefaction unit at Canada’s Jumping Pound facility… “We believe LNG (liquefied natural gas) in transport is a considerable opportunity for Shell, but it is an emerging market and we must […]

LNG spot crash persists as Shell bizarrely talks it up

Extracts from an article published by macro business.com on 18 July 2014 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for August delivery to Asia plummeted 26.5% year-over-year to an average $11.365 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu), the lowest monthly average since April 2011, the latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) for month-ahead delivery showed. The […]

Lift productivity to lure LNG investment, says Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

Extracts from an article by Matt Chambers published by The Australian on Friday 18 July 2014 THE head of the world’s second biggest company, Royal Dutch Shell, says Australia maintains an edge in attracting LNG investment but needs to improve labour productivity and start acting on commitments to streamline approvals if it is to capture […]

A plea for early safety design in FLNG

Extract from an article by LNG INDUSTRY Written by Mike Johnson, Principal Consultant, DNV GL. Edited by Callum O’Reilly: published 9 July 2014 Floating LNG (FLNG) production plants are approximately the size of four football pitches. As these vessels are set afloat in the middle of the ocean to face nature’s wrath, and have people working […]

Disarray continues at Irish Police Ombudsman Commission

By John Donovan  It is not long off a year since the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) begun investigating OSSL whistleblower allegations of police corruption against Royal Dutch Shell in relation to the troubled Corrib Gas Project.  Although Johan Groenewald, the person leading the investigation,said some time ago that publication of his findings was imminent, the process seems to […]

Bonaparte Surrender

By John Donovan It seems that the alarming articles we have published about the Royal Dutch Shell Prelude FLNG project, highlighting risks based on insider information and expert opinion, may have had an unintended impact.  According to a Dow Jones news report published today, GDF Suez SA and Santos Ltd have both withdrawn from their plans […]

Making Shell more palatable as an acquisition target?

From a regular contributor I think the Ho Ho line may be one of the assets being sold as part of the IPO announced today. http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2014/03/08/shell-says-ho-ho-pipeline-shut-after-leak-in-texas/  Document filed with United States Securities and Exchange Commission 18 June 2014 On another subject completely….the Chinese have done a large scale LNG deal with BP and at the […]

Shell signs global strategic alliance agreement with CNOOC

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell: Tuesday, 17 June 2014 * Shell and CNOOC sign global strategic alliance agreement * Shell and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (cnooc) announced today that they have signed a global strategic alliance agreement * Under agreement, companies also commit to exploring potential cooperation opportunities in upstream, midstream and downstream * […]

€1.5bn to be spent on Irish oil and gas finds in next three years

Extract from an Irish Times article by Ciaran Hancock published Mon 16 June 2014 About €1.5 billion will be spent on oil and gas exploration around Ireland over the next three years, according to a study by accounting group PwC. Eighty per cent of those surveyed said they were optimistic about the chances of discovering […]

Only a fraction of big gas export projects will be built, Shell exec says

Extracts from a Seeking Alpha article published 9 June 2014 Only a fraction of the big natural gas export projects being developed around the world will become reality, as high costs and low profit margins in the gas sector sink those that once had promised huge returns on investment, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) director […]