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Shell accepts unsolicited offer from Pemex for Deer Park, TX refinery stake
May 25, 2021
Source: world oil

Shell accepts unsolicited offer from Pemex for Deer Park, TX refinery stake

Shell Oil Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has reached an agreement for the sale of its interest in Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and P.M.I. Norteamerica, S.A. De C.V. (a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex). The transaction will transfer Shell's interest in the partnership, and therefore full ownership of the refinery, to Pemex, subject to regulatory approvals.

Renewables to grow far faster than oil sector, Rystad says
May 7, 2021
Source: Energy World

Renewables to grow far faster than oil sector, Rystad says

Renewable energy will account for a far larger share of global supply in 2050 than major oil companies or the International Energy Agency (IEA) expect, Oslo-based consultancy Rystad Energy said on Thursday. Its updated models show renewables meeting 74 per cent of total energy demand by 2050, compared to 43 per cent, 45 per cent and 69 per cent in the most aggressive scenarios from energy firms Equinor, Shell and BP.

Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions selects Light Source People as official supplier
May 6, 2021
Source: Energy Global

Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions selects Light Source People as official supplier

After a rigorous tender process, Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions have selected Light Source People as an official supplier to provide contractors and permanent staff in a global framework agreement to the company’s offshore wind projects and wider renewables portfolio globally for the next five years. Light Source People (LSP) have been selected to supply specialist offshore wind and renewable energy resources to the international energy giant, supporting its global portfolio.

India and China led the recovery in LNG demand post pandemic: Shell
Feb. 26, 2021
Source: Energyworld

India and China led the recovery in LNG demand post pandemic: Shell

India and china lead the recovery in Liquified Natural Gas(LNG) following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Royal Dutch Shell’s annual LNG Outlook published today.The company's are expecting that the demand for LNG is only going to increase henceforth as world over, economies are switching to carbon neutrality in the next few years.China's announcement of a target to become carbon neutral by 2060 so it's expected to continue driving up the LNG demand

Shell may re-evaluate Oil Operations Onshore Nigeria
Feb. 8, 2021
Source: Oil Price

Shell may re-evaluate Oil Operations Onshore Nigeria

Persistent issues with theft and sabotage in Niger Delta could prompt Shell to take hard look at its operations onshore Nigeria, said supermajor’s chief executive. “Our onshore oil position, despite all efforts we put in against theft and sabotage, is under challenge,” van Beurden. Shell has been flagging for years problems with crude oil theft on pipeline network onshore Nigeria.

Shell, C3 AI, Baker Hughes, and Microsoft launch the Open AI Energy Initiative, an ecosystem of AI solutions to help transform the energy industry
Feb. 2, 2021
Source: World oil

Shell, C3 AI, Baker Hughes, and Microsoft launch the Open AI Energy Initiative, an ecosystem of AI solutions to help transform the energy industry

OAI provides framework for energy operators, service providers, equipment providers, and independent software vendors for energy services to offer interoperable solutions, including AI and physics-based models, monitoring, diagnostics, prescriptive actions, powered by BHC3™ AI Suite and Microsoft Azure. First set is provided by Shell and Baker Hughes focus on reliability and designed to improve uptime and performance of energy assets/processes.

Shell to acquire $200m-assets from Kosmos
Sept. 9, 2020
Source: Reuters

Shell to acquire $200m-assets from Kosmos

Kosmos Energy has agreed to sell certain exploration assets worth $200 million in Africa and South America to Royal Dutch Shell. Kosmos plans to use up to one-third of the initial sale proceeds of $100 million to test two high-quality infrastructure-led exploration prospects in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell will acquire the company’s participating interest in blocks offshore São Tomé and Príncipe, Suriname, Namibia and South Africa.

Have we already reached peak oil demand?
May 13, 2020
Source: Oil Price

Have we already reached peak oil demand?

With the oil prices surging, following the historical “Zero-Dollar” oil façade; economies have begun to reopen. But, oil executives from Shell and BP believe that we might have already reached peak demand for oil and are amid a crisis of uncertainty. Demand destruction on the order of nearly 30 million barrels per day (mb/d) may have been brief, but we are a long way from the old 100-mb/d oil market.

US Energy firms enforce Work-from-home rules for staff
March 16, 2020

US Energy firms enforce Work-from-home rules for staff

As coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the world, major energy companies in the United States enforced work-from-home rules for office staff and began health checks for remote or critical workers starting Monday. Firms like BP, Exxon Mobil, Kinder Morgan, Motiva Enterprises and Royal Dutch Shell have directed most office staff to work from home. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 156,000 people, with more than 5800 deaths worldwide.

Grupo R signs a contract with Shell
Feb. 7, 2020

Grupo R signs a contract with Shell

Grupo R has signed a contract with Shell for the lease of the La Muralla IV platform. Under the scope of this contract, Shell will have the drilling rig and a support team to drill three wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The activities will begin in the third quarter of 2020. This contract is a part of Shell's strategy to escalate deep-sea exploration in its Mexican operations.

Shell records 50% dip in 4Q profits
Jan. 31, 2020
Source: Reuters

Shell records 50% dip in 4Q profits

Oil supermajor, Royal Dutch Shell posted a 50% drop in profits to $2.9 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, falling short on forecasts. Shell's profits dipped down to its lowest in over three years over weaker oil and gas prices. CEO Ben van Beurden said the company’s commitment to conclude its $25 billion share buyback programme in 2020 remained “unchanged”.

Egypt permits oil exploration over Red Sea
Dec. 30, 2019

Egypt permits oil exploration over Red Sea

Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Mubadala received concession for exploration over the Red Sea area in an international tender on Sunday. Egypt awarded the first block to Chevron, the second block to Shell and third to both Shell and Mubadala. The total exploration will cover an area of around 10,000 square kilometers which is approximately 3860 square miles. The ministry has required a minimum investment of $326 million in the project.

Shell drops out of two Kazakh offshore projects
Oct. 22, 2019
Source: Reuters

Shell drops out of two Kazakh offshore projects

Shell has dropped out of the Khazar offshore project in Kazakhstan, while a multinational consortium including Shell is also getting rid of its plans for the Kalamkas block. The Khazar project has seen approximately $900 million in investments from Shell. In a statement, Shell said, “The (Khazar) project was not competitive enough versus other opportunities in Shell’s global portfolio,”. KazMunayGaz and Oman Oil Co were Shell’s partner in Khazar.

“Clean up your mess”, says Greenpeace flag on Shell’s North Sea platform
Oct. 15, 2019
Source: Reuters

“Clean up your mess”, says Greenpeace flag on Shell’s North Sea platform

In protest against Shell’s plan to abandon parts of the giant structures in place in the British North Sea, Greenpeace activists, yesterday, boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the region. Photographs show two people climbing one of the giant, rusty structures and unfurling a banner which read “Clean up your mess, Shell!”. The British supermajor is currently looking for Governmental approval to abandon the steel legs of the platforms.

BP and Shell get called ‘Climate Criminals’ at the Oil and Money conference
Oct. 10, 2019
Source: Energy Voice

BP and Shell get called ‘Climate Criminals’ at the Oil and Money conference

The annual Oil and Money conference dinner last night was stormed by Greenpeace climate activists, who branded oil majors Shell and BP as ‘Climate Criminals’. The protests happened as the Executive of the Year award was due to pass from BP CEO Bob Dudley to Shell’s Ben van Beurden. The protestors also labeled the event as a “climate crime scene”.

SNC-Lavalin lands contract for Shell’s QGC asset
Oct. 9, 2019
Source: World Oil

SNC-Lavalin lands contract for Shell’s QGC asset

Canadian EPC major, SNC-Lavalin has secured a contract from Shell Australia for the provision of operations and maintenance workforce for the QGC upstream asset. The three-year-long contract will see SNC-Lavalin providing approximately 300 personnel to continue the existing operation and maintenance program for Shell. The QGC asset comprises of 24 field compression stations, six central gas processing plants (CPP), five sales stations and one power station.

Dolphin Drilling secures semisub contract with Shell
Oct. 4, 2019
Source: World Oil

Dolphin Drilling secures semisub contract with Shell

Aberdeen-based contractor, Dolphin Drilling’s Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig has landed more work from AS Norske Shell. Under the contract, Dolphin will provide rig support for drilling and completion operations on a gas producer well on the Knarr field. Work is slated for commencement in early 2020. The contractor will be working under the operator’s One Team system with integrated drilling and completions providers.

Equinor concludes acquisition of Shell’s stake in Caesar Tonga
Aug. 20, 2019
Source: Equinor

Equinor concludes acquisition of Shell’s stake in Caesar Tonga

Norwegian oil major, Equinor has concluded the acquisition of Shell’s stake in the Caesar Tonga oil field. The acquisition has increased Equinor’s interest in the field to 46%. The operatorship of the field remains with Anadarko Petroleum, with a 33.75% interest, while Chevron owns a 20.25% interest. The deal between Equinor and Shell which was first announced in May 2019, recently received approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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