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Royal Dutch Shell Named Energy Company of the Year

International Business Times

Posted 04 December 2008 @ 03:06 pm EST

HOUSTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Shell was recognized with “Energy Company of the Year” and “Industry Leadership” awards at the Platts Global EnergyAwards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3, 2008.

In addition, Shell’s OMEGA Process, a first-of-its kind technology for producing MEG (Mono EthyleneGlycol), was selected as a finalist for “Engineering Project of the Year.” Robert Patterson, global manager deepwater projects, Bill Rothwell, vice president of innovation and chemicals technology, and Charlie Williams, chief scientist for well engineering and production technology were among Shell representatives present to accept awards at Cipriani Wall Street.

Robert Patterson, Shell global manager deepwater projects said, “Shell has pioneered several technological firsts required to develop and produce oil and gas in ultra deepwater. Shell set a world water depth record in drilling and completing a subsea well 9,356 feet (1.77 miles) below the water’s surface in Silvertip field at Perdido Development. I see these awards as recognition ofthe many hardworking people involved and in remote locations like the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and off the coast of Africa — without whom our achievements would not have been possible. As a company, we are glad to be recognized for our efforts toward meeting the global energy challenge.” 

Ten judges unanimously selected Royal Dutch Shell as the winner of “Energy Company of the Year,” widely known as one of the highest awards in the oil andgas industry. The judging process relied on the expertise of an impartial panel of international energy experts, including energy ministers, national regulators, past and present heads of major energy companies, and leading academics and legislators. 

“We value and appreciate the significance of these awards,” said Shell chief scientist Charlie Williams. “Shell continually strives for excellence, beyond aiming to help meet the growing world energy demand. We provide energy solutions in safe and environmentally responsible ways, achieving success through innovation and technology.” 

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 145 countries with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas to Liquids; manufacturing,marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energyprojects including wind and solar power.

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