Saturday, January 19, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell News

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

Wael Sawan (Photo: Shell)

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step down after 35 years at the Anglo-Dutch company.Sawan, 44, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin, currently heads Shell's deepwater operations, one of the company's cash growth engines in recent years.

Oil Majors Join Blockchain Platform

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Oil majors Chevron and Total, along with major Indian refiner Reliance Industries, have joined the blockchain-based platform Vakt, London-based Vakt said on Tuesday.Vakt, already in use by other major trading firms since the end of last year, is the first of many…

Gorgon LNG Plant in Australia Shuts Train 3

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Chevron Corp's Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has temporarily halted train 3 to address a mechanical issue, a company spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.The cause of the halt is being investigated, he said."There is no interruption to trains 1 and 2 and we continue to produce LNG and load cargoes…

Shell Joins Dutch Pension Fund to Bid for Eneco

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British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM are considering a joint bid for Dutch producer and supplier of natural gas Eneco, which is heavily invested in sustainable energy projects and worth an estimated USD 3.4 bln.This…

Shell and PGGM Aim to Bid for Dutch Energy Company Eneco

Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM on Monday said they are investigating a joint offer for Dutch energy company Eneco .The 53 municipalities that currently own Eneco, estimated by analysts to be worth about 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion), in December said they will sell the company through an auction late

Shell Acquires 26% Stake in Hazira LNG

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Royal Dutch Shell announced that it has completed the acquisition of French oil major Total SA's 26 percent stake in the company that operates 5 million tonnes per annum-Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat, India."Shell Gas, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, acquired…

8.5% Growth Expected for LNG Bunkering Market by 2026

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The global LNG as a bunker fuel market was valued around US$ 550 million in 2017, and is expected to register a CAGR of over 8.5%.The first five-year cumulative revenue (2017-2021) is projected to be USD 3.4 bn which is expected to increase significantly over the latter part of the five-year forecast period…

OMV Buys Shell's NZ Assets

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Royal Dutch Shell plc announced Friday it has completed the sale of its New Zealand upstream oil and gas assets, marking the supermajor's exit from the Oceania country.The $578 million sale to Austrian integrated oil and gas company OMV includes the Māui, Pohokura…

Prelude FLNG Starts Production in Australia

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Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it has begun output at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in Australia, the world's largest floating production structure and the last of a wave of eight LNG projects built in the country over the last…

ExxonMobil Drops USD 25 bln Canadian LNG Project

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U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp. has withdrawn its environmental assessment application for a $25-billion LNG export facility on the B.C. coast it proposed in 2015. No reasons given for withdrawing from environmental review process.“After careful review, ExxonMobil…

ExxonMobil Shelves Canada LNG Export Project

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp has withdrawn its WCC liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada from an environmental assessment, it said on Thursday, signalling that the project has been shelved.The decision to pare its LNG project portfolio follows…

Oil Majors Face Climate Target Pressure by Investors

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U.S. and Norwegian oil majors Chevron and Equinor have become the latest target of activist investors moving to force five of the biggest oil companies to commit to fixed emissions targets and align with the Paris climate agreement.The effort, part of a wave of…

Iraq in Deal with Schlumberger to Drill in Majnoon

Iraq has agreed a deal with U.S.

Shell Buys Stake in Cleantech Solar

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Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to acquire a 49 percent stake in Asia-focused firm Cleantech Solar, the energy giant's second investment in solar power this year.The Anglo-Dutch company will have an option to increase its holding in Cleantech after 2021. The deal is expected to close in January 2019.Cleantech Solar develops…

Subsea 7 Wins Shearwater Deal from Shell

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Offshore engineering and construction specialist Subsea 7 has won an EPCI contract from Royal Dutch Shell for the Shearwater Fulmar Gas Line (FGL) Re-Plumb project, located approximately 140 miles east of Aberdeen in the UK central North Sea.The engineering, procurement…

ExxonMobil Shareholders Want GHG Reduction Goals

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A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world's largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions.The call, led by the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) and the Church Commissioners of England (CCE), c

Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

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A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

Nigeria Sues Shell, Eni Over Oil Deal

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Lawyers for the Nigerian government said they had filed a $1.1 billion lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in a commercial court in London on Thursday in relation to a 2011 oilfield deal.The OPL 245 oilfield is also at the heart of an ongoing corruption trial…

Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

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Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO for the discussions as a deadline for bids approaches before Christmas…

Shell Says Talks Over Gazprom Asset Swap Suspended

The Lunskaya-A (LUN-A) platform produces the bulk of gas under Sakhalin II. (Photo: Gazprom)

Talks about a possible asset swap deal between Royal Dutch Shell and Gazprom have been suspended, Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday, citing Cederic Cremers, head of Shell's business in Russia.The memorandum on the possible asset swap was signed in 2015 and was seen as a coup for Gazprom at a time when many Wes