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Shell eyes Mackenzie Valley Canol shale oil play

HOUSTON, June 29 06/29/2012 By OGJ editors

Shell Canada Energy has taken a farmout from MGM Energy Corp., Calgary, to earn an interest in MGM’s 466B exploration license in the Central Mackenzie Valley of Canada’s Northwest Territories by funding the drilling of one or two wells in the Devonian Canol shale oil play.

Shell has the option to terminate the farmout if MGM doesn’t receive timely regulatory approval to drill the first well but will earn 75% interest in EL466B and become operator if it drills and completes both wells.

Shell will earn 37.5% interest after drilling a vertical well, which could be drilled as early as the winters of 2012-13 or 2013-14. The second well would be a horizontal penetration. read more

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Polar Bear: Royal Dutch Will Fail In Arctic

June 20, 2012

In a bid to be the first oil company to destroy Santa’s home Royal Dutch (NYSE:RDS.A) announced it will begin test drilling north of Alaska in July. A venture that Royal thinks will be a hydrocarbon bonanza comes with plenty of risk both for the company and for cute little Coca-Cola polar bear cubs. This is mostly uncharted territory for drillers of course as it is NORTH of Alaska. Have a look at this map: (Source: Google)

In fairness to Royal here are their safety plans for the Arctic. read more

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Inside edge for Shell?

John,

Thought you might find this interesting given your involvement in the Gale Norton scandal several years ago.

It would seem that given the reserves of oil involved Shell was attempting to gain an ‘inside edge’ via political connections.

Oil-shale companies tout research projects – The Denver Post

Oil shale: Buried treasure or shell game for residents? – Vernal.com …
 
Oil shale reserves – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oil shale – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia read more

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Corbett begins PR effort for refinery tax credit

The Associated Press June 14, 2012, 6:14PM ET

By Marc Levy

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration began its public relations effort Thursday to build support for a 25-year tax credit worth up to $1.7 billion that it wants to foster a petrochemical industry in Pennsylvania around the state’s supply of natural gas from the vast Marcellus Shale formation.

Three of Corbett’s cabinet secretaries held a forum at the Beaver County community college, near the Pittsburgh-area site of a multibillion-dollar petrochemical refinery planned by a subsidiary of Netherlands-based oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC. read more

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Shell-Commissioned Report on South Africa Gas Flawed, Group Says

By Andres R. Martinez – Mar 3, 2012 12:57 PM GMT

A study commissioned by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) about the potential of shale gas in South Africa doesn’t consider the risks related to developing the deposits, according to an environmental group.

“The findings are lacking in balance to the extent that one must call the objectivity and credibility of the analysis into question,” Jonathan Deal, chairman of Treasure the Karoo Action Group, said in an e-mailed statement today. The study doesn’t include costs related to “damaged road infrastructure, health remediation costs, pollution remediation and environmental monitoring and enforcement of standards.” read more

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Canadian firm Osisko halts Argentina mining project

John

Interesting that a Canadian company in Argentina is apparently far more responsive to local pressure than Shell in Canada, Ireland, Nigeria….

If Shell had taken a similar approach to Osisko, development of tar sands, Corrib, and shales would never have occurred. Perhaps Shell could learn something here?

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1 February 2012

Canadian mining company Osisko has suspended a gold mining project in Argentina after protests by locals.

Osisko said it would put its operation in north-western La Rioja province on hold if it did not get the backing of the local population. read more

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Slumping Output Raises Tough Questions For European Oil Giants

By Alexis Flynn, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- When Europe’s major oil companies reported quarterly earnings last week, headlines across national capitals once again excoriated the petroleum giants for soaring profits in the face of consumers anger at high fuel prices.

Yet the profits couldn’t mask a trend that continues to trouble Wall Street and corporate boardrooms: Nearly every major oil company reported year-on-year oil and gas output declines, often in the double-digits. read more

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Public asked to place its trust in Shell operating principles

By John Donovan

In the article below, part of a major PR campaign, Shell Oil President Marvin Odum (right) asks a public concerned about Shell onshore operations, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking), to place its trust in the integrity of Shell and its global operating principles.

It is therefore timely to reflect on the repeated assurances of Shell business principles and code of ethics contained in the Form 20-F returns Shell filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in the run up to the reserves scandal, which turned out to contain fraudulent declarations of oil and gas reserves. read more

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Shell agrees to buy US rival for $4.7bn

Times Online

Francesca Steele: May 28, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy East Resources, the US natural gas explorer, for $4.7 billion (£3.2 billion).

The Amsterdam-based oil and gas giant said that it had struck a deal with East Resources and its private equity investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to acquire “subsidiaries which own substantially all of the business”.

East Resources has more than 650,000 acres in the Marcellus shale, a rock formation running from West Virginia to New York, which is said to contain vast amounts of natural gas. It produces the equivalent of almost 10,000 barrels of oil a day. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Moves To Increase Investment In U.S.

INVESTOPEDIA

Posted: Apr 08, 2010 08:19 AM by Eric Fox

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is accelerating its investment in the United States to meet its interim and long-term production goals outlined at a recent strategy update. The company is investing in both the onshore and offshore areas here, as it pursues multiple exploration and development projects.

Royal Dutch Shell hopes these and other investments will enable the company to reach daily production of 3.5 million barrels oil equivalent (BOE) by 2012, an 11% increase from current production. read more

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Shale gas the new green issue

Besides ExxonMobil's big bet, Royal Dutch Shell and China's biggest oil company are spending billions of dollars buying shale and coal seam companies in Australia with a view toward converting it into LNG and shipping to China.

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Why doesn’t Shell learn from Exxon?

FROM A SHELL INSIDER

Shell now growing in biofuels? A few years ago Shell was going to corner the solar cell business. That has been closed down. Then Shell was growing the hot air of the windmill business. They also withdrew from a huge UK project. Shell needed reserves so expanded in the tarsand business. The (negative) environmental impact is beyond belief. So that project is scaling down as well for some obscure reason. Of late oilshale is becoming popular again, Shell even recruited a corrupt US official for it so they must be serious. But I predict this will also soon fizzle out. And now strong growth in the biofuel. This will destroy Brazilian rainforests, pressure from environmentalists will be mounting and before too long this will also be scaled down. Billions of capital destruction and no consequences for the people at the top. They resemble exactly like modern day politicians, only good at surviving and reaping personal benefits while it lasts. read more

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Shell, PetroChina To Develop Shale Gas In Sichuan

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China has started its first joint development project in shale gas, in a bid to find alternative resources for the cleaner-burning fuel to meet the nation's rising demand.

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Shell Game? DOJ Probing Former Interior Sec.’s Oil-Company Dealings

nortonTHE WALL STREET JOURNAL

September 18, 2009, 9:08 AM ET

By Ashby Jones

Gale Norton, a secretary of the interior in the Bush Administration, now works as an in-house lawyer in Denver for Royal Dutch Shell. In 2006, while she was still in office, her department granted three tracts in Colorado to a Shell subsidiary for shale exploration. Also while in office, she reportedly had conversations with the oil company about future employment.

Was her discussing potential job opportunities at the time illegal? The Justice Department is investigating. Click here for the NYT article, here for the WSJ story, here for the LA Times piece that broke the story. read more

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Gale Norton at centre of corruption inquiry over oil-shale awards to Shell

Times Online

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Carl Mortished World Business Editor

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Exxon Shale-Gas Find Looks Big

Royal Dutch Shell PLC spent $6 billion to acquire Canadian Duvernay Oil Corp. and its acreage in a prospective unconventional-gas formation.

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