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28 Sep 2015
Shell updates on Alaska exploration
Shell today provides an update on the Burger J exploration well, located in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. The Burger J well is approximately 150 miles from Barrow, Alaska, in about 150 feet of water. Shell safely drilled the well to a total depth of 6800 feet this summer in a basin that demonstrates many of the key attributes of a major petroleum basin. For an area equivalent to half the size of the Gulf of Mexico, this basin remains substantially under-explored.
01 Jun 2015
Oil and gas majors call for carbon pricing
Major oil and gas companies, BG Group plc, BP plc, Eni S.p.A., Royal Dutch Shell plc, Statoil ASA and Total SA, today announced their call to governments around the world and to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce carbon pricing systems and create clear, stable, ambitious policy frameworks that could eventually connect national systems. These would reduce uncertainty and encourage the most cost effective ways of reducing carbon emissions widely.
07 Jan 2015
Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary agrees £55 million settlement with the Bodo community
Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a £55 million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two highly regrettable operational spills in 2008.
24 Feb 2014
Shell signs agreement to advance major clean energy project at Peterhead
Shell has signed an agreement with the UK Government to progress the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project to the next phase of design.
21 Jun 2013
SPDC sets out its future intent for Nigeria
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) as operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/SPDC joint venture (SPDC JV) today announced that the SPDC JV (NNPC 55%, SPDC 30%, TOTAL 10%, NAOC 5%) has taken final investment decisions for the Trans Niger Pipeline loop-line (TNPL) and the Gbaran-Ubie Phase Two projects, both in Nigeria’s eastern Niger Delta. The total capital investment for the two bundles of projects is around $3.9 billion. SPDC has also announced today a strategic review of the interests that it holds in selected onshore leases in the SPDC JV.
20 Jun 2013
SPDC shuts TNP due to fire at crude theft point
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) joint venture shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) yesterday (19th June) following an explosion and fire at a crude theft point on the 28” section of the facility at Bodo West in Ogoniland.
11 Jun 2013
SPDC Joint Venture lifts force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd Joint Venture (SPDC JV) has lifted the force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG, effective 10 June 2013.
16 May 2013
SPDC declares force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG
Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (“SPDC”) has declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG, effective 09:00 hrs (Nigerian time) on Wednesday, May 15 2013.
01 May 2013
Iraq launches a major step in energy supply and the world’s largest flare reduction project
South Gas Company, Shell and Mitsubishi today officially announced the commencement of operations of Basrah Gas Company, which will be the largest gas project in Iraq’s history and the world’s largest flares reduction project.
17 Apr 2013
SPDC shuts down NCTL to remove oil theft points
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) shut down the Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL) on Monday (15th April) to remove crude oil theft connections and investigate suspected oil theft leaks. Production of some 150,000 barrels of oil per day has been deferred due to the shutdown. As a result, SPDC has declared force majeure on Bonny Light export.
11 Apr 2013
2012 Shell Sustainability Report
Shell today published its Sustainability Report for 2012, which describes how it delivers energy to help meet the world’s growing demand in a responsible way.
28 Feb 2013
New Shell scenarios sharpen focus on future for society, energy
Shell today released new scenarios that explore two possible ways the 21st century could unfold, with dramatically different implications for society and the world’s energy system. One scenario sees cleaner-burning natural gas becoming the most important energy source globally by the 2030s and early action to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The other sees solar becoming the top source by about 2070, but with slower action to address the threat of climate change.