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Royal Dutch Shell plc

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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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Shell highlights decade of cost savings in BG merger strategy announcement 07 June 2016

Royal Dutch Shell will cease oil and gas operations in up to 10 countries in a drive to deepen cost cuts as it weathers weak oil prices and reduces debt following its $54 billion acquisition of BG Group. Shell also plans to sell 10% of its oil and gas production assets, and will rebalance its portfolio to include a greater presence in the gas market than some of the other large oil majors....

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Major leak reported from Shell oil field in Gulf of Mexico 17 May 2016

More than 88,000 gallons of oily-water mixture has been released from the Glider Field, a group of four underwater oil wells located around 97 miles south of Port Fourchon in Louisiana. Shell said it suspected a line connecting these wells to the Brutus platform leaked oil on May 12, creating a 13 mile slick on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico....

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Shell completes merger with BG Group 18 February 2016

Royal Dutch Shell said on February 16 that it had completed its $70 billion merger with UK-based BG Group. The combination is expected to boost Shell’s proved oil and gas reserves by 25% and increase production up by 20%. Shell said in December that restructuring will be needed to achieve the merger’s expected benefits, including $3.5 billion in previously disclosed pre-tax synergies....

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