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Shell drills deeper in the Gulf of Mexico to meet demand

Extracts from a Telegraph article by Scott Campbell published 19 July 2014 It is with some pride that Marvin Odum, the president of Shell Oil and director of its upstream business in the Americas, talks about the rapid pace at which his company is reaching new depths in the Gulf of Mexico. “More people have […]

Impact on Royal Dutch Shell from Putin’s Missile

The whole geopolitical situation has now become even more precarious following the deliberate shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17. If that was not bad enough, it transpires that over 170 of the people on board the ill-fated flight were Dutch and three of the passengers were Shell employees. What will Ben van Beurden do if it is […]

Prelude FLNG: A case of all your eggs in the one basket

Fourth in a series of articles by Bill Campbell, retired HSE Group Auditor, Shell International, about safety issues relating to the Shell Prelude FLNG project. Why Floating LNG is such a risky business venture It’s an old saying but it is one that is clearly understood, drop the basket and all may be lost. FLNG […]

Explosion At Sarnia Shell Plant

Ronald Daye, 55, was just 24 days away from retiring from Shell Canada near Corunna when he was burned Wednesday in an explosion at the refinery’s steam plant. By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer, Friday, July 4, 2014  Ronald Daye, 55, was just 24 days away from retiring from Shell Canada near Corunna when he was burned […]

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  According to a Dow Jones news report published today, GDF Suez SA and Santos Ltd have both withdrawn from their plans […]

Shell Explosion Damage ‘Significant’

Extract from an article by Maxime Zech published 5 June 2014 by NLTimes.nl The damage left after the explosion of a reactor and subsequent fire at the Shell site in Moerdijk are “significant”, according to Shell Moerdijk director Paul Buijsingh. There may be millions of euros in damage. Buijsingh is expecting that the recovery will […]

Explosions and fire at Dutch Shell plant

Extracts from a BBC News report 3 June 2014 – last updated 23.29 A large fire has broken out at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands following a series of explosions, reports say. Television footage showed flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam. It is not known if there […]

Big Blaze at Shell Chemical Plant in Netherlands

Extract from an abcNews report published 4 June 2014 A major fire broke out late Tuesday at a chemical plant operated by oil giant Royal Dutch Shell near the port city of Rotterdam, Dutch emergency services said. Shell spokesman Thijs van Velzen later said that two people suffered minor injuries. “All the people that were […]

Shell issued with improvement notice after Nelson platform incident

BBC News report published 29 May 2014 Oil firm Shell has been issued with an improvement notice after an incident on a North Sea platform led to a partial downmanning of workers. It happened on the Nelson installation in March. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said Shell failed to ensure that a flexible hose […]

A deadly Shell disaster 20 years ago

Shell later agrees to pay OSHA a $3 million dollar fine for federal safety violations and also settles wrongful death lawsuits with the families of the dead workers, making payments in the range of $2.1 to $2.4 million per family. By John Donovan On 27 May 1994, almost exactly 20 years ago, a fire at […]

We warned BG Group about Chris Finlayson

“BG Group chief executive Chris Finlayson has been ousted by the oil and gas explorer’s board following a disastrous 16 months in the job….” No one can say that we did not repeatedly warn BG Group about the competence and ethics of Chris Finlayson… By John Donovan The news media is reporting that former Royal […]