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Production from Kansas oil fields comes up short

…many energy companies are scaling back and in some cases even giving up. Shell Oil, which leased 600,000 acres for exploration and development, announced in September it was leaving the state because production from its initial wells didn’t meet its target.

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By STEVE EVERLY: The Kansas City Star: October 22

The bloom is off those once rosy predictions for Kansas oil production.

Optimistic energy companies invested more than $1 billion in the state over the last couple of years, hoping that new methods and technology would help them recover gushers of oil and natural gas from underground rock.

But that’s turning out to be more difficult than expected. Production, though ample from some wells, has been less overall than hoped.

As a result, many energy companies are scaling back and in some cases even giving up. read more

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Garda Ombudsman to investigate Shell ‘booze bribes’ allegations

Shell said it welcomes the news of an investigation, and that it will co-operate fully.

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Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 13.41.10THE GARDA OMBUDSMAN  is to investigate allegations that a contractor for Shell provided alcohol to garda­ in Co Mayo.

The Ombudsman told TheJournal.ie this evening:

The Garda Ombudsman received material from the Garda Siochána in accordance with section 85 of the Garda Siochána Act 2005. Following consideration of that material, the Garda Ombudsman has today begun an investigation.

Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) said it welcomes the investigation into OSSLs allegations.

It said that in recent weeks, SEPIL provided information to Supt Murphys examination and will also co-operate fully with GSOCs forthcoming investigation. read more

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Garda watchdog to investigate Corrib booze claims

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 00.03.05THE garda watchdog is expected to reveal today (Tuesday) that it will open an investigation into allegations by a former Corrib gas contractor who claims he supplied a large quantity of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station before Christmas 2007. This follows GSOC’s (Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission) receipt of the findings of an investigation into the matter, led by a senior Mayo Garda, Superintendent Thomas Murphy.

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Áine Ryan: Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:00

Senior garda has sent his report to GSOC

THE garda watchdog is expected to reveal today (Tuesday) that it will open an investigation into allegations by a former Corrib gas contractor who claims he supplied a large quantity of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station before Christmas 2007. This follows GSOC’s (Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission) receipt of the findings of an investigation into the matter, led by a senior Mayo Garda, Superintendent Thomas Murphy.

A GSOC spokesman said yesterday it was ‘considering the content of that material’ while the Garda Press Office confirmed the examination has been completed and ‘all details passed on’ to the garda watchdog. read more

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Garda Ombudsman Commission to investigate OSSL allegations

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Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 17.00.32By John Donovan

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), the Irish independent statutory body responsible for receiving and dealing with complaints about the Irish police force, the Garda Síochána, has decided to launch a full investigation of OSSL allegations against Shell. This was after receiving the findings of an investigation by Superintendent Thomas Murphy, including evidence and witness statements obtain by him. 

The Garda had previously launched an internal investigation that concluded there was no evidence to support the OSSL allegations. read more

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Shell to Pay $280 Million for Share of Brazilian Off-Shore Drilling Rights

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In what CEO Peter Voser refers to as “one of the largest deep water oil accumulations in the world,” Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A & RDS-B), along with four other oil producers, will pay $280 Million for a 35-year contract to begin drilling in the Libra discovery in the Santos Basin, located about 105 miles off the Brazilian coast of Rio de Janeiro, Shell announced today.

According to Shell’s statement, Brazil’s governmental oil regulator estimates the Libra find has between 8 billion and 12 billion barrels of “recoverable resources.” read more

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Shell Announces Successful Bid for Giant Field in Deep Water Brazil

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HOUSTON, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — A consortium of companies, including Royal Dutch Shell plc, Petrobras, Total, CNPC and CNOOC, won today a 35-year production sharing contract to develop the giant Libra pre-salt oil discovery located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

FULL ARTICLE

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Discovery ensues in Motiva explosion suit

According to the lawsuit, on July 31, 2011, Carrell was working at the Motiva facility when an explosion occurred, causing him to suffer bodily injuries.

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By David Yates

Discovery continues to dominant litigation brought by Jasper County resident Tommy Carrell Jr., who sued Motiva Enterprises for alleged injuries he received in an explosion that occurred in July 2011 at the Port Arthur refinery.

As previously reported, the suit was filed Feb. 5 in Jefferson County District Court. motiva

Court records show the latest filing in the suit was a certificate of discovery filed Aug. 27.

The document shows Motiva served Carrell with its second request for production. read more

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Brazil Sends Army to Protect First Pre-Salt Oil Sale

The Brazilian government is dispatching army troops to protect the auction of a $184 billion oilfield today in a Rio de Janeiro hotel. Soldiers, army vehicles, helicopters and navy ships are guarding the hotel in a beach-side suburb of Rio where companies including China National Petroleum Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Total SA (FP) are expected to vie for one of the world’s two largest offshore fields at 3 p.m. local time…

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October 21, 2013

The Brazilian government is dispatching army troops to protect the auction of a $184 billion oilfield today in a Rio de Janeiro hotel.

Soldiers, army vehicles, helicopters and navy ships are guarding the hotel in a beach-side suburb of Rio where companies including China National Petroleum Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Total SA (FP) are expected to vie for one of the world’s two largest offshore fields at 3 p.m. local time, as oil workers protest the concession. The security operation, which also includes police forces, began over the weekend. read more

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Chris Finlayson saw himself as the victim of a brutal Shell regime

In summary, and there was evidence in 1999 to support this to a degree, Finlayson (right) saw himself as a victim of a brutal regime run out of Seafield House where the TFA mode was born and his MD Malcolm Brinded who was frantically doing everything in his power to suppress all this because he was seen by the Audit to be the principal architect of the demise in standards throughout the oilfield.  Finlayson in my book was weak, and ineffective, promoted in my opinion into a position he wasn’t competent or willing to handle.

EMAIL SENT 21 OCT 2013 TO A THIRD PARTY BY BILL CAMPBELL, RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR, SHELL INTERNATIONAL

Subject: Chris Finlayson

My dealings with Chris were a long time ago during an Audit in 1999.  This Audit uncovered remarkably bad behaviour in the then Shell Expro organisation stemming from the business drivers and messages coming from the top of the organisation.  I spent some hours in the presence of Aberdeen auditors trying to get Finlayson to retract his statements made to journalists and the BBC North reporter Colin Wight that the Touch F All concerns raised by workforce representatives were unwarranted whilst in fact the situation was worse, much worse than anyone outside the organisation could have envisaged.  Last December on his appointment as the BG Chief the Independent newspaper (Mark Leftly) run a article on Finlayson titled if I can remember BG Chief breached safety rules when he was at Shell.  Subsequently I wrote a couple of articles putting the meat on the bones of this which John Donovan published.  BG given the right to reply made no comment and to date have not requested the evidence to support although this was offered to them.
 
In summary, and there was evidence in 1999 to support this to a degree, Finlayson saw himself as a victim of a brutal regime run out of Seafield House where the TFA mode was born and his MD Malcolm Brinded who was frantically doing everything in his power to suppress all this because he was seen by the Audit to be the principal architect of the demise in standards throughout the oilfield.  Finlayson in my book was weak, and ineffective, promoted in my opinion into a position he wasn’t competent or willing to handle.
 
Finlayson however was the accountable person as Oil Director that position in the installation Safety Cases having prime responsibility for the health and safety of some 3000 staff offshore (taking into account both shifts so in terms of the potential loss of life this figure has to be taken for quantitative assessment of risk).  After the MD brought the Audit to a premature halt Brent Bravo in particular continued to operate at intolerable risk levels.  The Audit actions reluctantly accepted by Finlayson but not implemented leading inevitably to the deaths in 2003.
 
All that I can say in summary is that in allowing Brent Bravo in particular to continue in operation Finlayson demonstrated a callous disregard for his duty of care for the health and safety of employees, direct and indirect, offshore.
 
Shell appears to accept this given that raised no objections to the articles published recently to commemorate the deaths, the evidence supporting these articles can be provide to you if you think this would be helpful to your cause.
 
I wish you luck and if I can help with any specific questions you may have please feel free to ask.
 
Regards
 
Bill read more

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Shell’s giant floating refrigerator to tap new gas reserves

Chief executive Peter Voser tells Emily Gosden why the massive Prelude vessel is a game-changer

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Emily Gosden

6:00AM BST 21 Oct 2013

 Peter Voser is surveying the view from the Prelude vessel, which he has just boarded for the first time. “Now you see the difference,” he says, pointing out an oil tanker a few hundred yards away. “That’s a regular tanker. It’s a big one, yet a small one.”

Small compared with Prelude, that is. The same could be said of all the giant vessels here in Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. Among them are liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, some of the world’s biggest ships. Yet all are dwarfed by Royal Dutch Shell’s monster. It is, as Voser puts it, “massive” – and it’s still only half-built. read more

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Dozens of LNG platforms to be developed – Shell

Dozens of floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels will be developed by the energy industry over the next two decades, according to Royal Dutch Shell

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6:00AM BST 21 Oct 2013

Dozens of floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels will be developed by the energy industry over the next two decades, unlocking major new gas reserves that could otherwise not be produced, Royal Dutch Shell has predicted.

Speaking on a visit to the first ever floating LNG vessel, Prelude, which Shell is constructing in a South Korean shipyard, chief executive Peter Voser said there was no reason why the technology would not take off worldwide. read more

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Shell and Iran on Dutch TV

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Perhaps you can give a little ‘heads up’ to your followers in the Netherlands.

On TV station Nederland 2 there is the programme ‘Tegenlicht’.

Shell apparently refused to cooperate so they did the research on big data available on the internet.

In a preview yesterday evening it was claimed that all will be revealed on the Shell connection with Iran. The actual programme is being aired tonight, Monday 21 October.

It promises to be an interesting event!

Your site is getting too small to capture all the stuff from Shell in Ireland, shalegas disaster, Alaska disaster, looming tarsands disaster, very poor American management, earthquakes in Groningen etc etc. read more

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Bogs and Booze

Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 15.56.19John Donovan of royaldutchshellplc.com who, along with his father, Alfred, worked with Shell up until the early 1990s, has pointed to the reluctance of Shell to take court proceedings against OSSL and of An Garda Siochana to investigate as very curious: “It would follow that if the allegations are false and the items on the invoice false then, bearing in mind that OSSL has been pressing Shell for payment on false grounds, Shell must surely be legally bound as a public company to call in the Garda and/or the UK police to immediately investigate the relevant Irish or UK citizens responsible for what would undoubtedly be a very serious criminal act”. read more

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Nigeria’s booming oil theft racket costs $1B a month

Royal Dutch Shell is selling off four of its onshore Nigerian oil blocks because of the constant theft of large volumes oil from its pipelines, officials said.

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Oct. 18, 2013

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Oct. 18 (UPI) — Royal Dutch Shell is selling off four of its onshore Nigerian oil blocks because of the constant theft of large volumes oil from its pipelines, officials said.The move highlights the West African state’s growing battle with criminal syndicates that are stealing an average of 100,000 barrels of crude a day. That costs the continent’s second largest economy after South Africa up to $1 billion a month, a criminal enterprise on an industrial scale that officials say rivals the narcotics trade as the world’s most lucrative crime.

Oil industry officials and community workers say this massive theft of Nigeria’s key resource involves crooked politicians, security forces, oil industry personnel and oil traders.

There are also militant groups operating in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta, a labyrinth of swamps and creeks that provide cover for the complex network of crime.

“There’s a sophisticated organization,” says Philip Mshelbila, Shell’s chief of communications in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. “Clearly it’s not just local. There has to be a wide network.” read more

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Argentines urge Greenpeace activists’ release

Screen Shot 2013-01-11 at 20.09.51Buenos Aires — Around 100 protesters staged an action at a Shell gas station in Argentina on Friday, demanding Russia release 30 Greenpeace activists jailed after protesting the oil giant’s Arctic drilling operations.

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Buenos Aires — Around 100 protesters staged an action at a Shell gas station in Argentina on Friday, demanding Russia release 30 Greenpeace activists jailed after protesting the oil giant’s Arctic drilling operations.

Four demonstrators scaled the station’s roof in Buenos Aires, while 30 of them wore handcuffs to express solidarity with the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who are under arrest in Russia.

“Camila and Hernan, prisoners of the oil companies,” read a banner in support of Camila Speziale, 21, and Hernan Perez Orsi, 40, two Argentines in Russian custody. read more

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Marchers protest against fracking

Screen Shot 2012-07-12 at 16.32.59More than 200 people marched almost 3km in strong winds to the Shell offices on Cape Town’s Foreshore yesterday to register their objections to fracking in South Africa. Shell’s Karoo fracking plans have sparked a battle between the government and farmers, as well as conservationists.

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By PAIGE SUTHERLAND: October 19 2013 at 02:51pm

More than 200 people marched almost 3km in strong winds to the Shell offices on Cape Town’s Foreshore yesterday to register their objections to fracking in South Africa.

Treasure Karoo Action Group chief executive Jonathan Deal said the march was to show the government that people would not let fracking destroy the environment.

The Treasure Karoo Action Group co-hosted the march with AfriForum and other NGOs.

“The people of South Africa need to understand the threat of fracking,” Deal said. read more

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