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Shell joint venture announces an important new oil discovery in deepwater Brunei

The deepwater drilling rig Noble Phoenix The deepwater drilling rig Noble Phoenix

14 March 2011

Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) announced today a significant new oil discovery in the coastal waters of the south-east Asian sultanate. The discovery, named Geronggong, is situated in the 3rd Offshore Acreage Area, approximately 100km offshore where water depth is approximately 1000m, the deepest water depth in which BSP has discovered hydrocarbons in Bruneian acreage.

BSP drilled the discovery utilizing the deepwater drilling rig Noble Phoenix. Prior to its arrival in Brunei, the drillship has undergone refurbishment and recertification on their thrusters, riser and blow out preventer (BOP) systems, leading to full compliance with the high standards of Shell’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) criteria for deepwater drilling. read more

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America’s shale gas revolution has an audience from Blackpool to Algeria

The shale revolution sweeping America is one that the rest of the world will have to start paying attention to as the battle for gas steps up.

Shell’s shale exploration in Haynesville, Louisiana. Photo: NEIL JOHNSON Richard Blackden By Richard Blackden, US Business Editor Houston, Texas 6:00AM GMT 14 Mar 2011

Blackpool residents are used to a mix of sand and water.

For a British seaside town, it’s the natural economic fuel. Add in some chemicals, though, and you’ve got the ingredients of a drilling technique that is radically reshaping America’s energy market and may do so for the rest of the world. It’s also drawing a growing chorus of critics concerned at its potential environmental impact.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves blasting the mix at high pressure to unlock gas trapped in shale rock formations deep underground. And there’s a formation, known as Bowland Shale, near Blackpool in North West England, that US company Cuadrilla Resources wants to start fracking this month. read more

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Ningaloo Reef faces threat to status

THE push by petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil and gas 50km off Western Australia’s spectacular Ningaloo Reef could jeopardise efforts to have the area listed on the World Heritage register.

With a decision likely by June, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett admits he is worried.

“If there was drilling anywhere in the vicinity of the stunning Ningaloo Reef, that would certainly compromise any application for World Heritage listing,” Mr Barnett said.

The federal government nominated Ningaloo for World Heritage in January last year, and Shell’s plan to drill in the iconic marine area for 60 days from about September sparked a public outcry when it was revealed by The Australian. last week. read more

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