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LEAKED CONFIDENTIAL SHELL MAJNOON OIL FIELD REPORT

LEAKED SHELL MAJNOON OIL FIELD (IRAQ) 25 PAGE WEEKLY SITE REPORT “MAJNOON HAPPENINGS” DATED 10 JUNE 2012

TEXT HIGHLIGHTED IN RED: “The information included in the report is confidential

 25 PAGE CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

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MOTIVA PORT ARTHUR REFINERY: ANOTHER SHELL PROJECT HUMILIATION

There is a familiar ring to the coverage on your website of the Motiva expansion at Port Arthur…  The facility starts with great fanfare, and a visit from VoserWithin days the facility shuts down

COMMENTS FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE

John

There is a familiar ring to the coverage on your website of the Motiva expansion at Port Arthur:

  1. An enormous project, undertaken/operated by Shell contrary to the perceived wisdom of other companies in the industry
  2. A partner responsible for a large proportion of both the project costs, and Shell’s overhead and finance charges
  3. The project is late and over budget
  4. A stream of comments leaked from within the project highlight ongoing problems
  5. The facility starts with great fanfare, and a visit from Voser
  6. Those responsible move to other positions
  7. Within days the facility shuts down

There are many well documented parallels within Shell. Sakhalin 2 and Pearl are frequently mentioned on your site, but less has been said about some of the offshore developments in the Gulf of Mexico where similar “surprises” occurred soon after the facilities were commissioned. I presume the Arctic will be next, or perhaps FLNG?

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Giant Port Arthur refinery unit seen shut for months

Gulf Coast Gains as Motiva Refinery Repairs Said to Take Months read more

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Giant Port Arthur refinery unit seen shut for months

COMMENT POSTED ON OUR SHELL BLOG 12 JUNE 2012

Texvette: Is anyone surprised with the current issues with the new crude unit at Port Arthur. Word has it that: 1) the problems are much more severe than being reported, and 2) this is just “the tip of the iceberg”. Some wonder if the new $13 billion worth of units will ever start-up

Giant Port Arthur refinery unit seen shut for months

Published: Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 4:15 PM ET HOUSTON (Reuters) – Output at the biggest U.S. refinery could be cut by more than half for up to five months after Motiva Enterprise’s <MOTIV.UL> failed to restart a major new crude unit at the Port Arthur, Texas, plant over the weekend, sources familiar with operations said on Monday.Just two weeks after partners Saudi Arabia and Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> cut the ribbon on the new 325,000 barrel per day crude distillation unit that pushed the plant’s capacity to 600,000 bpd, jointly owned Motiva shut the unit to fix what was thought to be a leaking valve impairing production.After the CDU twice failed to restart over the weekend, the refinery found major issues that will take at least two months and potentially up to five months to repair, the two sources who have knowledge of the refinery’s operations said.The news pushed up cash fuel prices and lent support to gasoline futures, traders said. It weighed on oil prices in expectations that other buyers in the United States — which saw a spike in imports from Saudi Arabia this year — would have to absorb additional supplies the kingdom had already booked into the market.”The Saudi loadings to the U.S. had risen massively a few months ago, as they wanted to show they could put barrels in the market when requested — and they were very vocal about it — as well as starting to supply Motiva,” said Katherine Spector, commodity strategist at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in New York.

“The question now will be how much storage space at Motiva was already filled, and will they need to divert barrels to other customers.”

The entire refinery has not been shut by the outage because the pre-expansion 285,000 bpd crude distillation unit, continues to operate. CDU units perform the initial refining of crude oil coming into the refinery and provide feedstock for all other production units.

While it is not unusual for new refinery units to experience operational teething pains when they are first commissioned, a shut-down lasting months would be a major embarrassment for Motiva and its owners after a landmark $10 billion upgrade. read more

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Greenpeace vs. Shell: Duelling vessels head for Arctic from Seattle

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Seattle’s Elliott Bay is the epicenter of a global energy fight.

The Shell Oil Company has two rigs docked here, the Kulluk and the Noble Discoverer. Also in Elliott Bay is the Greenpeace vessel, Esperanza.

As soon as the ice clears, Shell’s rigs will head out for the Arctic. They’ll be the first to conduct exploratory drilling there in more than two decades. Greenpeace plans to shadow them, using submarines.

“… to bring back some of the baseline science and some of the information demonstrating what’s out there in this pristine environment that really has never been explored by anyone before and yet, a place where Shell wants to begin drilling,” says Jackie Dragon, the lead campaigner for Greenpeace’s polar expedition. read more

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Greenpeace, Shell show off Arctic assets in Seattle

Alaska Dispatch | Jun 11, 2012

Popular Mechanics reports on touring the Kulluk, an oil rig being refurbished by Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the Alaska Coast this July.

The Kulluk, currently residing in Vigor Shipyards in Seattle, is being refurbished by Royal Dutch Shell after six years of inactivity. The modifications of the Kulluk are nearly complete, and the rig is set to be towed north this month, up through the Bering Strait and east of Point Barrow, with operations to begin in late July. read more

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Shell Races Apache to Export LNG From Kitimat to Asia

By Jeremy van Loon and Edward Klump – Jun 12, 2012 12:00 AM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) is pushing ahead of competitors in the race to be the first exporter of Canadian liquefied natural gas to Asia.

Europe’s largest oil company last week selected Calgary- based TransCanada Corp. (TRP) to build a $4 billion pipeline to carry gas from northeast British Columbia to the Pacific coast. Shell’s partners in the project are Mitsubishi Corp. (8058), Korea Gas Corp. (036460) and PetroChina Co., which are based in the world’s three largest LNG importing markets. read more

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