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Selection of articles Monday 19 November 2012

Selection of articles Monday 19 November 2012


Some articles which may be of interest to your visitors:

Shell Increases Participation in the Schiehallion Field [Gulf Oil & Gas …: Shell announced the signing of separate agreements for the acquisition of Murphy Schiehallion Limited 5.9% stake in the Schiehallion field …

Lizzie Zobel helps public schools, Shell CEO on oil smuggling: Philippine Star: UBS Optimus Foundation presents a grant of one million Swiss francs (P43.3 million) to Teach for the Philippines: Lizzie Zobel, cofounder and …

Here’s Why Trending on Twitter Doesn’t Always Mean You are Popular: Wall St. Cheat Sheet-Nov 6, 2012: Worldwide concern regarding a 2011 leak at one of Royal Dutch Shell’s (NYSE:RDSA)(NYSE:RDSB) oil fields in Nigeria has gained critical …:

And here are a couple of articles about accidents that can an do happen on production platforms that are related to poor management policy. This incident occurred last week. Recall also the Piper – Alpha explosion in the North Sea. This kind of incident could easily occur on production platforms in the Arctic under the appropriate conditions. People need to keep this in mind. The major oil companies can be just as sloppy as the independents. In Shell’s case we can easily recall the Bay Marchand blowout and the Boubon platform underground blowout . Both of which were major events, both occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, and both of which we due to negligence on the part of Shell or its contractors.

Offshore platform explosion: 11 injured, 2 missing: WLOX-Nov 16, 2012: Black Elk Energy, a Houston-based company, has a platform in that area, but it is unknown if that company owns the one that had the explosion …

Black Elk Energy Offshore Says It Had Fire in Gulf of Mexico: Bloomberg-Nov 16, 2012: Two people are missing after an explosion and fire at a Gulf of Mexico platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC

Divers recover body under oil platform; 1 worker still missing: Los Angeles Times-11 hours ago: Divers inspecting a Black Elk Energy oil platform that burst into … Black Elk officials said 22 were on the platform at the time of the explosion.

Black Elk Energy’s history of safety violations and fines before oil rig …: David Herron-Nov 16, 2012: On Friday morning local time, a fire and explosion ripped through an oil platform owned by Black Elk Energy in the Gulf of Mexico near the …

Black Elk Energy Oil Rig Explodes After Ratings Agency Had Cited …: PolicyMic-Nov 16, 2012: The explosion was announced by U.S. Coast Guard officials, and has been subsequently confirmed by management at Black Elk Energy, … and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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