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Shell handed improvement notice over North Sea gas leak

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Oil major Shell has been handed an improvement notice by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) after a gas leak earlier this year.

The company launched an investigation in January this year after a suspected gas leak near to the Curlew FPSO(Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel in the North Sea.

Shell has now been ordered to make improvements by the HSE following the incident.

The operator had planned to evacuate more than 50 members of staff at the time but bad weather had prevented the safety measure.

Last year, Shell decided it was necessary to connect the Station Keeping Assist Vessel (SKAV), the Pacific Dolphin, to the Curlew FPSO because of concerns about its mooring lines. read more

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North Sea gas leak ‘could have caused explosion’ says safety watchdog

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By Chris Foote: 2 November 2015

Oil giant Shell has been ordered to make improvements following an undersea gas leak which could have caused an offshore explosion.

The leak happened when a ship’s towline snagged on a pipeline nearly 300ft below the Curlew floating production vessel.

The pipe ruptured and gas from the Fulmar Gas Line leaked out into the sea 130 miles south east of Aberdeen.

Shell planned to evacuate the Curlew’s 91 crew after the leak on January 19 but stormy weather prevented the operation.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported: “The towline […] snagged the gas export pipeline’s subsea isolation valve skid and applied increased tension […] until the pipeline ruptured and released its inventory of gas to the sea surface, exposing employees and others to a risk of fire or explosion.” read more

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Shell says North Sea wells will not suffer gas leaks

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Saturday 7 September 2013

OIL giant Shell has said it is confident its North Sea wells will not fall victim to gas leaks suffered by rival operators.

The assurance came after Total said it had warned Shell its Shearwater field may be at risk from the same corrosive drilling fluids which sparked the North Sea’s worst gas leak in 20 years.
The fluids implicated in the leak at Total’s Elgin field last March, such as calcium bromide, are commonly used in such deep-sea wells.

The Elgin platform leaked gas for more than seven weeks and cost Total around £1.6 million a day in relief operations and lost income. read more

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Shell to Increase Participation in the Beryl Area Fields in the North Sea

Published October 25, 2012

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, October 25, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ —

Shell announced today the signing of an agreement with Hess Corporation to acquire its interests in the Beryl area fields and the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation System (“SAGE”), for US$ 525 million.

he Beryl Area includes 12 fields located on the UK Continental Shelf. The fields are operated by Apache and with the acquisition Shell’s interest in the different fields will increase by a range of between 9-65% depending on the field. read more

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Hess to sell Beryl assets to Royal Dutch Shell for $525 mln

Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:16am EDT

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Hess Corp said it has agreed to sell its interest in the Beryl area fields in the North Sea and the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation System to Royal Dutch Shell for $525 million.

The Beryl fields, located northeast of Aberdeen and operated by Apache Corp, produced about 14,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day net to Hess through the first nine months of 2012, the company said.

“This sale is part of our strategic portfolio reshaping,” said Greg Hill, Hess Corp’s president, worldwide exploration & production. read more

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Shell to lift mine from oil pipeline

Oil giant Shell is preparing to remove a World War II mine threatening one of the UK’s most important gas pipelines.

Ryan Crighton
Aberdeen Press and Journal
June 18, 2012

Oil giant Shell is preparing to remove a World War II mine threatening one of the UK’s most important gas pipelines.

A subsea bomb squad is planning an attempt to reach the device, which lies in the North Sea 62 miles off St Fergus, in August.

The mine has been monitored by the firm with independent professional input since it was first found in 1993 and is said to be stable.

But it lies beneath a pipeline responsible for 5% of the UK’s daily gas supply. read more

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Shell’s Natural-Gas Find Off Norway Disappoints

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Shell’s Gro Natural-Gas Find Off Norway Seen at Lower Range of Estimates

By Fred Pals and Marianne Stigset – // <![CDATA[// Aug 27, 2010 11:07 AM

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s deepwater appraisal well at the Gro natural-gas discovery indicated the find may be at the lower end of estimates, potentially denting plans for a new production hub in the Norwegian Sea.

“The reservoir quality is poorer than expected,” the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said today in a statement. “Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery in the lower range of the original resource estimates.”

The find at a depth of 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) was estimated to hold 10 billion to 100 billion cubic meters of gas. Norway, the world’s second-biggest gas exporter, is seeking to develop a center for production in the Norwegian Sea that also includes finds by Statoil ASA and Total SA. The country is seeking to raise gas production as North Sea oil fields are depleted after 40 years of production. read more

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Shell Leman Gas Field in U.K. North Sea Halts Output (Update1)

Royal Dutch Shell Plc stopped output at its North Sea Leman natural-gas field, which supplies fuel to Bacton in eastern England, because of unspecified malfunctions.

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