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Shell gets green light for biggest North Sea oil project in decades

The Telegraph

Shell gets green light for biggest North Sea oil project in decades

Jackdaw field expected to start production in 2025

Shell is to develop one of the biggest North Sea gas projects in years after winning approval from regulators as the Government scrambles to bolster domestic energy supplies. 

The FTSE 100 company’s Jackdaw project is set to produce about 6.5pc of Britain’s gas output with Shell aiming to start production by the second half of 2025. 

Shell’s plans for the field were initially knocked back by environmental regulators last year but have been approved after they were revised.

The Government wants to cut the use of fossil fuels in the long term but is also under pressure to bolster domestic supplies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent international oil and gas markets into turmoil.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, tweeted on Wednesday: “Jackdaw gas field – originally licensed in 1970 – has today received final regulatory approval. read more

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Shell says windfall tax threatens North Sea oil and gas investment

The Guardian

Shell says windfall tax threatens North Sea oil and gas investment

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent: Fri 27 May 2022

Shell has said Rishi Sunak’s windfall tax is a threat to investment in North Sea oil and gas as Britain attempts to ramp up domestic energy supplies.

The chancellor yesterday announced an “energy profits levy” on oil and gas operators that he hopes will raise £5bn to help fund a support package for households.

Sunak also introduced measures to encourage investment into UK energy supplies, with tax breaks worth 91p for every £1 invested. read more

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Shell and BP set for bumper payouts despite windfall tax threat

THE SUNDAY TIMES

Shell and BP set for bumper payouts despite windfall tax threat

01 May 2022

BP and Shell are set to unveil bumper payouts for shareholders this week as the government threatens to levy a windfall tax if the oil giants do not reinvest profits into the North Sea and clean energy projects.

At BP’s first quarter results this Tuesday, analysts from RBC expect the £77 billion company to announce a $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) share buyback off the back of first-quarter profits of $5.1 billion. RBC said political pressure meant BP would likely wait until later in the year to ramp up payouts, forecasting share buybacks of $4.75 billion over the following two quarters. read more

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North Sea gas: Government balancing on environmental tightrope as Shell plans drilling in Jackdaw field

sky news

North Sea gas: Government balancing on environmental tightrope as Shell plans drilling in Jackdaw field

: Climate change correspondent

Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022

Deep in the North Sea, 150 miles directly east of Aberdeen, lies an enormous and as yet undrilled gas field called Jackdaw.

Its owner Shell has described the field as “critical” to its North Sea strategy.

In October 2021 the government’s environmental regulator for the offshore fossil fuel industry rejected Shell’s plans to drill on as-yet unspecified environmental grounds.

But Europe’s largest oil and gas group isn’t giving up, submitting revised proposals and, as a spokesperson told Sky News, continuing to “work with the regulator to explore options around developing the Jackdaw field”. read more

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Shell sees potential in North Sea prospect amid exploration slump in area

The Herald

Shell sees potential in North Sea prospect amid exploration slump in area

By Mark Williamson: Group Business Correspondent: 25 May 2021

ROYAL Dutch Shell has underlined its belief in the potential of a North Sea prospect that was brought to its attention by a relative minnow.

North Sea-focused Deltic Energy announced yesterday that Shell has appointed contractors to complete site survey work on the Pensacola prospect in preparation for the firms drilling a well on it.

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North Sea oil and gas minnow wins vote of confidence from Shell

North Sea oil and gas minnow wins vote of confidence from Shell

By Mark Williamson 

Group Business Correspondent

NORTH Sea oil and gas minnow Deltic Energy has seen its shares rise around eight per cent after the company won a fresh vote of confidence from the mighty Royal Dutch Shell.

Shell has decided to go ahead with a plan to drill a well with Deltic, on a prospect that has generated lots of excitement.

The companies have confirmed to the North Sea regulator that they have made a firm commitment to drill a well on the Pensacola prospect, which is set for next year. read more

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Workers removed from North Sea platform after colleague tests positive for Covid-19

Workers removed from North Sea platform after colleague tests positive for Covid-19

More than a dozen workers have been removed from a North Sea platform after a colleague tested positive for Covid-19.

Energy giant Shell confirmed that a crew member, who was demobilised from the Nelson platform on Friday, subsequently tested positive for the virus.

Contact tracing then found another 14 people had come into close contact with the individual, who were all removed from the installation on Sunday as a precaution. read more

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North Sea firms must dig deep to find diverse workforce, Shell top manager warns

North Sea firms must dig deep to find diverse workforce, Shell top manager warns

: 07/02/2020, 6:00 am

North Sea firms must dig deeper into the talent pool to find “unicorns” within the workforce, a Shell plant boss warned yesterday.

Teresa Waddington, natural gas liquids plant manager for Shell in Fife, said operators and contractors wanting to be diverse and inclusive should target people who might not ordinarily apply and were currently “invisible” to employers.

She called on the north-east oil and gas sector to “redress the balance and really champion diversity”.

She added: “As a manager I write a job description for a unicorn and then I pick from a stable of horses – that’s the reality of it.

“A lot of people count themselves out when they don’t meet the unicorn job description in the first place. read more

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Shell wins court case to stop activists boarding North Sea rigs

Wednesday 04 December 2019

Energy company Shell has won a court order to prevent activists from boarding installations in the North Sea.

The company secured an interim interdict against Greenpeace at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Shell began the action after environmentalists spent the night on its Brent Alpha and Bravo platforms in October to campaign against leaving parts of them in the sea. The Brent Field is situated 116 miles off the coast of Lerwick, Shetland, midway between the Shetland Isles and the coast of Norway. A Shell spokesman said: “Shell sought this court order only to prevent protesters breaching the statutory 500-metre safety zones around platforms in the Brent field, putting themselves and Shell staff at risk.

“We wholeheartedly support the right to protest peacefully and safely.

“We’re pleased this decision recognises that the existing legal safety zone should be respected by campaigners.”

Shell said of the four Brent platforms, only one – Brent Charlie – is now manned, from which Shell staff could be required to give urgent assistance to any protesters in the event of an emergency but this would also put their teams at risk. read more

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