Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell News

Big Oil Spent 1% on Green Energy in 2018

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Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 percent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, but investments by Europe's giants vastly outpaced their U.S. and Asian rivals, a study showed.Companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP have in recent years…

Oil Majors Spending 'Sweet Spot' to Last to 2020

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Big Oil is today in a spending sweet spot as years of cost cuts and rising oil prices converge but investments will need to rise after 2020 to boost output, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, said on Tuesday.Oil and gas giants such as Royal Dutch Shell…

Ca Tam Field to Start Production January 15

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Vietsovpetro, a Vietnam-Russia oil joint venture, will start crude oil production at the Ca Tam field offshore southern Vietnam from Jan. 15, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.Ca Tam is the first new field to be brought into production…

US warns sanctions still an option against Nord Stream 2

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The United States could yet impose new sanctions to try to block construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea to the European Union, the U.S. ambassador to the EU said on Tuesday.Asked if Donald Trump could take further measures…

Shell Sees Nigeria Corruption Trial Lasting Many Months

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Royal Dutch Shell expects a landmark corruption trial over a Nigerian oil deal to last many months, warning staff of continued critical media coverage in the $1.3 billion case, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.Shell's Legal Director Donny Ching encouraged…

Shell to Invest $2 Bln Annually to Explore in Brazil

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Royal Dutch Shell plans to invest $1 billion to $2 billion annually in oil exploration and production in Brazil through 2025, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on Thursday.The investment will be made regardless of the outcome of presidential election Oct.

Gagarin Prospect Performs Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering

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The large-capacity Aframax tanker "Gagarin Prospect", owned by Russia's SCF Group,  successfully implementated  construction and operation commencement  using LNG as the primary fuel.Konstantin G. Palnikov, Director General of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping…

Shell Adds New FPSO in Brazil

The FPSO P-69 is a standardized production vessel offshore Brazil with a capacity for 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic feet of natural gas a day. Image: Shell

New, deep-water production is underway today at the Lula Extreme South in the Brazilian Santos Basin. Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (Shell) and consortium partners, announces that the FPSO P-69 is now producing.Operated by Petrobras…

Petrobras Fires up Production in Offshore Lula Field

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State-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Wednesday it had started production on its eighth platform in the offshore Lula field, Brazil's most productive, as it ramps up output from the Santos basin in the coveted pre-salt oil play.Platform 69 will be able to produce up to 150…

Offshore Drillers Eye Recovery by 2020

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Battered oil and gas drilling companies are finally seeing piecemeal signs that the prices they charge for offshore rigs are bottoming out with Brent crude selling for more than $80 a barrel and some are forecasting a full turn in the market by 2020.At the depths…

Shell Attains Break-even costs of $30-$35 per Barrel in Brazil

Royal Dutch Shell, Brazil's No. 2 oil producer, has attained break-even costs of $30-$35 per barrel in the South American country, its Brazil manager Andre Araujo said on Tuesday.(Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

Shell Sells its Danish Upstream Assets for $1.9 Bln

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Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its Danish upstream business to Norwegian Energy (Noreco) in a deal valuing the assets at $1.9 billion, as part of its wider divestment strategy, the company said on Wednesday.The sale brings Shell's three-year $30 billion divestment plan close to its conclusion…

Nigeria senate to probe state oil firm over Nigeria LNG funds

Nigeria's Senate voted on Tuesday to probe the state oil firm's alleged withdrawal of $1.05 billion from gas company Nigeria LNG.The Premium Times newspaper reported on Monday that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had used proceeds from Nigeria LNG - a venture between the state oil firm, Royal Dutch Shell,

Puma Energy Appoints New CEO

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Integrated midstream and downstream oil group Puma Energy has appointed Emma FitzGerald as its new chief executive, the company said on Tuesday.FitzGerald will succeed Pierre Eladari on January 2, 2019.FitzGerald was previously an executive director at Severn Trent Water.She was also CEO of UK Gas Distribution at National G

Next-wave LNG Race Hits Hurdles in US-China Trade War

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The delay of a U.S. Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project has crystallized fears that the U.S. trade battle with China is hampering efforts to line up buyers needed to move ahead with multi-billion-dollar builds.The United States is positioning…

Brazil's Cosan Eying Refining Partnership with Petrobras

Brazil's Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio, a leading ethanol producer and fuel distributor, is interested in refining partnerships with oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, its chairman Rubens Ometto said on Tuesday.The company is "looking at" potential partnerships…

Shell Profits Soar

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Royal Dutch Shell's profits soared to a four-year high in the third quarter, boosted by rising oil and gas prices as the company accelerated its giant $25 billion share buyback program.Although the $5.6 billion quarterly profit slightly missed forecasts for a fourth quarter…

Shell CFO Sees Oil Industry Cost Inflation

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Royal Dutch Shell Chief Financial Officer Jessica Uhl said on Wednesday wages and services costs in the oil and gas industry around the world have started rising following a deep downturn since 2014."We are seeing wage inflation and inflation effecting the supply chain and we are actively managing it," Uhl told reporters in

Exxon Mobil Profit Tops Estimates

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Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimate on higher prices received for its oil and natural gas but its production volumes fell on a year-over-year basis.The company's third-quarter net income rose 57 percent to $6.24 billion…

Chevron Quarterly Profit Doubles

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U.S. oil and natural gas producer Chevron Corp said on Friday its quarterly profit doubled as record oil and gas production helped overcome a series of one-time items.With the price of crude in the third quarter up 44 percent from the same period a year ago, major…