Shell’s Up Next, And Last, in Australia’s $200 Billion LNG Bonanza

By Dan Murtaugh and Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) -- And then there was one. Australia’s nine-year, $200 billion boom in liquefied natural gas still has a final debut in the works: Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Prelude, floating 200 kilometers (124 miles) off its northwest coast. It’s the last project in that investment cycle to start production after Japan’s Inpex … [Read more...]

Shell’s LNG Canada Seen as Tip of the LNG Mega-Project Iceberg

By Sabina Zawadzki LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The launch of a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada has finally fired the starting gun on a wave of plan approvals around the world, needed to avoid a supply crunch after 2020. Royal Dutch Shell said it would export LNG from Western Canada by 2025 after approving a $14 billion project, hot on the heels of … [Read more...]

Shell Marine discusses engine protection beyond 2020

Marine lubricant choices to address International Maritime Organization restrictions on the fuels used by ships from 2020 must be based on verifiable cylinder oil performance data and engine testing to cover all operating conditions, according to the new General Manager of Shell Marine, Joris Van Brussel.   Based in Singapore, Joris has gained experience across Shell’s … [Read more...]

Shell Greenlights Another Project in the North Sea After Lowering Costs

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc approved its second North Sea project in six months, greenlighting a natural gas field that it considered uneconomical to produce from six years ago. The Anglo-Dutch major, along with partner Exxon Mobil Corp., plans to produce from two wells in the Fram field in the central North Sea by 2020. Deep cost cuts following … [Read more...]

Shell’s Massive Prelude FLNG Goes ‘Live’ Off Western Australia

Royal Dutch Shell's massive Prelude floating liquefied natural gas platform has gone 'live' off the coast of Australia after taking on board its first gas. The LNG was imported by the LNG carrier Gallina, arriving from Singapore, marking what was also Prelude's first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer. The loaded LNG will give Shell the opportunity to test Prelude's LNG export … [Read more...]