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Leaked Shell Sigma3 document may hold clue to cause of Gannet oil spill

By John Donovan

We are in possession of a 30 page plus Sigma3 document prepared for Shell U.K. Exploration and Production in relation to Gannet. It may hold a clue to the cause of the recent Shell Gannet oil spill into the North Sea, the largest for a decade.

Sigma3 is a consortium comprising Amec, Petroleum Services Network and Wood Group, which maintains Shell’s North Sea platforms.

According to Shell:

“Sigma 3 team is based inside the Shell organisation gives us a seamless alignment and insight into the real problems being addressed daily in keeping the assets running safely and efficiently.” read more

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Another North Sea disaster

So let’s deregulate and make a dash for abandonment at minimum cost and hope we get lucky seems to be the game.  And also let’s put the Chairman of the North Sea’s worst offending Company in charge of the process. Hopefully sense will prevail before the next almost inevitable major accident event when one of the 85 gas leaks per year coincides with a source of ignition.

COMMENT SENT BY BILL CAMPBELL TO ROWENA MASON ON HER RECENT TELEGRAPH ARTICLE: Former Shell chairman James Smith to lead deregulation of UK oil and gas industry

Rowena – interesting article

With some 50 serious injuries a year (up by 20) and over 400 reported dangerous occurrences 85 of which were losses of containment of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere (1) it seems an inappropriate time to reduce regulation. Apart from the recent oil spill on Gannet where Shell accept a causal factor may have been lack of maintenance and inspection, with the HSE stating publicly that lack of maintenance offshore could have severe consequences generally across the oilfield, it seems that better and more proactive oversight of this industry is needed rather than less. read more

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MOSOP URGES BISHOP KUKAH TO END CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People)

8 September 2011

MOSOP URGES Dr. GOODLUCK JONATHAN’ PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN TO END CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA.

In a congratulatory message today to Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo implored Bishop Kukah on his installation as the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese to champion the cause to end corruption in Nigeria and to promote economic and political justice.

Dr. said: “In your capacity as Chairman of the Ogoni –Shell Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Presidential Committee, I implore you to use your new position to work towards the meeting of minds in the Ogoni situation, in a way that can usher in peace and promote economic and political justice in Nigeria. read more

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