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Royal Dutch Shell plc

Carel van Bylandtlaan 16
The Hague
2596 HR
The Netherlands

Telephone : +31 70 377 9111
Web : www.shell.com


Article archive for Royal Dutch Shell plc;

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Shell restarts Europe's largest refinery after fire causes 10-day outage 10 August 2017

On August 9, Royal Dutch Shell said it would begin the phased reintroduction of units at its 400,000 barrel per day Pernis oil refinery and petrochemical plant near Rotterdam, Europe's largest refinery, after a fire in a power unit and  subsequent hydrogen fluoride leak caused its shutdown on July 29. The company initially estimated the restart process would take two weeks....

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HSE served prohibition notice on Shell over Brent Charlie gas leak in May 04 August 2017

Shell was served with a Prohibition Notice by the UK offshore safety regulator over concerns a gas leak on its Brent Charlie platform in May could have led to an explosion. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) took the enforcement action on 27 May, according to information published by the regulator on its website on August 2....

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Shell to cut 400 jobs at Dutch projects department as part of corporate simplification programme 02 August 2017

According to Reuters, Royal Dutch Shell plans to cut more than 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly at its major projects and energy technology operations, which represents around a quarter of the roles in the department. The news agency said the job losses were part of a change in its corporate structure to simplify operations in response to lower oil prices. ...

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German company fined over death of contractor in Irish tunnelling incident 14 June 2017

A German civil engineering company involved in building the Corrib gas tunnel in Western Ireland has been fined €300,000 following the death of a contractor. Wayss and Freytag Ingenieurbau AG pleaded guilty to breaches of health and safety legislation in an Irish court after the death of a contractor working for Herrenknecht, the company which built the project’s boring machine....

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Shell shuts Brent Charlie platform in North Sea due to gas leak 22 May 2017

Shell shut down its Brent Charlie platform, 115 miles north-east of Shetland, after a gas leak was detected on May 19. Production was halted and 31 non-essential personnel were flown off the platform as a precaution. Shell said the leak was soon stopped and an investigation is under way....

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Canada oil sands threatened by departure of oil majors 10 March 2017

The departure of international players from Canada's oil sands is raising fresh doubt over future development prospects for the world's third-largest crude reserves as the region struggles to compete with cheap US shale plays. Royal Dutch Shell and Marathon Oil sold off billions of dollars in oil sands assets on March 9, the latest sign that global oil majors are abandoning the region....

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News Extra: Brent decommissioning to commence in 2017 01 March 2017

Depending on the speed with which Shell receives its UK Government and OSPAR approvals, the company says the 10-year duration Brent field decommissioning programme could start as soon as May 2017, with the specialist vessel Pioneering Spirit lined up to start work on the 24,000-tonne topsides of the Delta platform....

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News Extra: Shell lodges Brent oilfield decommissioning plans with UK Government 01 March 2017

On February 8, Shell submitted proposals to the UK Government involving the decommissioning of all the Brent oilfield installations in the North Sea. The proposals, which run to almost 4,000 pages of highly technical content, will be scrutinised by the Government and other stakeholders over a 60-day consultation period at the end of which ministers will decide whether or not to accept Shell's plans....

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UK High Court rules Shell cannot be sued in London for Nigeria oil spills 26 January 2017

Royal Dutch Shell cannot be sued in London over oil spills in Nigeria, the High Court ruled on January 26. Villagers from the Bille and Ogale communities in the oil-producing Niger Delta in southern Nigeria had said they were affected by pollution and had sought to take action against Shell in London rather than its subsidiary in Nigeria....

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Date set for first North Sea oil strike in a generation 19 July 2016

A 24-hour strike of Wood Group oil and gas maintenance workers could disrupt operations at several Royal Dutch Shell platforms in the North Sea where they are employed, labour union Unite said on July 18. The strike action, scheduled for July 26, will be the first by UK North Sea workers in thirty years. ...

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