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Floating was only Browse option: Voser

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Peter Voser has pushed back against criticism by West Australian premier Colin Barnett over plans to develop the Browse gasfields using floating LNG technology instead of building the project onshore...

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Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Peter Voser has pushed back against criticism by West Australian premier Colin Barnett over plans to develop the Browse gasfields using floating LNG technology instead of building the project onshore, according to The Australian.

Mr Barnett has been vocal in criticising Shell and Woodside Petroleum Ltd for planning to construct the project offshore as the onshore option would result in more investment and jobs for the state.

However, Mr Voser, in his first public comments on the spat, said the onshore option was never financially viable, leaving developers with little choice but to pursue the floating option if the project was to be constructed at all. read more

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Shell pushes floating technology as James Price Point alternative

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WHILE Woodside Petroleum chief executive Peter Coleman declined to publicly debate the prospects of the three stated alternatives to a $45 billion Browse LNG development at James Price Point because it is a joint venture decision, Royal Dutch Shell, his biggest shareholder and the biggest indirect shareholder in the Browse project, was not so circumspect.

Shell, which owns 27 per cent of the Browse project and 23 per cent of Woodside, was quick to declare its preference for development of the project’s big offshore gasfields was through a floating LNG project using Shell technology. read more

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