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Shell’s mega(lomanic) FLNG project

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 11.13.52Have you noticed it has gone a bit quiet around Andy Brown? Heralded as the saviour of the Upstream! He is not making a big impact apparently. And you should keep an eye open for this mega(lomanic) project of the FLNG. A floating LNG unit, described to be so long that it is equal to a par 5 golfhole… It will be the biggest vessel in the world ever, 600,000 tonnes. I would never work on something like this. Too dangerous. Initially perhaps OK, but then a like minded Brinded will come along and see costcutting possibilities. Such as the TFA. And you don’t screw around with gas.

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From an Old EP Hand 

John

Have you noticed it has gone a bit quiet around Andy Brown? Heralded as the saviour of the Upstream! He is not making a big impact apparently. And quite a few jobs in the upstream are filled by downstream guys but they lack any feel for the business. Shell is still suffering from the generation of American managers that have transformed it to use their and the analysts language. My language would be that they ruined it. And it will take many years to fix the damage of all the short-termism and deterioration of technical skills. But I doubt if Shell will ever really recover. Destroying something good is a lot easier than building something good. If only the past generation of American managers would be half as good as the top technical people they had in abundance in the 70s-90s, Shell would have been still the best company in the world. read more

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Shell in no rush over $20b Arrow LNG project

October 19, 2012 – 2:04PM

Royal Dutch Shell is in no hurry to sign off on its Bowen Basin liquefied natural gas joint venture that’s projected to cost $20 billion as it focuses on cheaper East African projects.

‘‘We see a cost advantage in East Africa over Australia at the moment,’’ Andy Brown, Shell’s director of international production, said in an interview in London. ‘‘We aren’t going to rush into the final investment decision.’’

Shell and PetroChina are drilling in Queensland to prove gas resources for their proposed Arrow LNG plant, which would have a capacity of about 9 million tonnes a year and may cost more than $20 billion, according to Deutsche Bank. At the same time, Shell is drilling in Tanzania and this year was outbid for Cove Energy Plc as it sought assets in Mozambique. read more

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Shell Taps Demand for Domestic Resources in Southern Europe

By Eduard Gismatullin – Oct 19, 2012 12:01 AM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, is expanding exploration in the south of the continent, where nations plan to reduce fuel imports.

The company has obtained projects in Albania, Turkey and Ukraine in the last 12 months. In July, Shell and Total SA (FP) agreed to invest about $1.9 billion to develop the Tempa Rossa field in the Basilicata region in southern Italy. Shell also won two exploration licenses in the Gulf of Taranto off the coast of Italy in 2010.

“Italy is an emerging, interesting producer for us,” Andy Brown, Shell’s director of international production, said in an interview in London. “In terms of our prospective resources we’ve restocked our funnel quite successfully over the last few years.” read more

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