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How much reliance can be placed on Royal Dutch Shell predictions?

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 17.22.27How much reliance can be placed on predictions emerging from Shell scenarios team? Very little if past accuracy of Shell predictions is any guide. Six years ago the then head of Royal Dutch Shell, the clueless Jeroen van der Veer predicted that the world would begin to run out of oil within 7 years – that’s next year. Since then, the whole outlook for oil and gas reserves has changed dramatically as a result of fracking and the US will surpass Saudi as the worlds top oil producer by 2016.

By John Donovan

Bloomberg news has published an article today under the headline Shell Sees Stable Oil Price for 20 Years With Volatility Bursts

Extract

In Shell’s “tighter” supply scenarios, crude prices could steadily increase over the 20 next years, while still going through periods of volatility that could see Brent falling to $70 a barrel, Bentham said.

How much reliance can be placed on predictions emerging from Shell scenarios team?

Very little if past accuracy of Shell predictions is any guide. read more

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Shell’s fire sale

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Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 19.09.52Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to unload a massive amount of assets is a troubling sign. Shell’s fire sale casts into doubt how effective it can be in producing growth this year, even with its promising projects. Shell recently suspended drilling in the Arctic. It’s also selling a stake in a liquefied natural gas project in Australia for $1.1 billion and may also consider unloading an interest in a U.S. pipeline project. These actions are part of a broader initiative in which Shell intends to sell $15 billion worth of assets over the next two years. read more

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Kashagan Oilfield To Reach Original Production Estimate By 2015

LONDON SOUTH EAST: Thursday, 13th Feb 2014

Costs at the Kashagan site have spiralled in recent years and it has taken 13 years since the beginning of development to reach this point. Once oil starts to flow at the site, Shell, which owns 16.81% of the Kashagan development, is expected to take over management of production operations, along with Kazakhstani state company KazMunaiGas JSC. Shell also will take on planning, development and construction of phase 2 of the project’s offshore facilities, which is designed to bring it up to full production. read more

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Glencore-Macquarie Said to Exit Race for Shell Australia Assets

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February 12, 2014

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 19.09.52Macquarie Group Ltd. (MQG) and Glencore Xstrata Plc (GLEN) dropped out of bidding for Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s Australian oil refinery and filling stations, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. The assets Shell is selling include storage terminals, filling stations and an oil refinery in Geelong, south of Melbourne. Shell is stepping up asset sales after new Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden promised last month to cut capital spending following the company’s first profit warning in a decade. read more

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Firesale: Shell to sell three North Sea oil fields

Exclusive: Oil giant insists it is committed to North Sea after telling staff it expects to sell assets as part of £9bn disposal programme

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Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 07.38.22Royal Dutch Shell is poised to announce the sale of three of its fields in the North Sea as the company speeds up its plan to divest $15bn (£9bn) of assets.

Staff at the Anglo-Dutch oil major were briefed about the sale of the Anasuria, Nelson and Sean fields during the last few days and an announcement by the company is expected shortly, The Telegraph can reveal. read more

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Shell halts work on Pierre River oil sands mine in northern Alberta

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| February 12, 2014 5:18 PM ET

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 00.32.08CALGARY – Royal Dutch Shell PLC told regulators it is halting work on its Pierre River mine in northern Alberta’s oil sands and that it has no idea when it may revive the blueprints. The Hague-based company this year cancelled plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic and postponed development of a liquefied natural gas venture offshore Australia. The company issued a rare profit warning last month before reporting a 49% plunge in quarterly earnings to $2.9-billion. read more

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