Tag: Shell

Africa, Asia, Energy, Energy Trading, Gas, Innovation, Liquid Natural Gas, Pipelines, Shipping, South Africa, South East Asia, South East Europe, Technology, Transport

Virtual pipelines a solution for small scale LNG

Nicholas Newman Never heard of virtual pipelines, well I had better explain they are scheduled shipments of oil and gas transported by barge, ship, rail or road tanker to customers located beyond existing pipeline networks. Here is a snap-shot of some of the market developments and innovations worldwide concerned with virtual LNG […]

Britain, Eniday, Exploration and Production, Gas, Northern Europe, Oil, Shipping, Transport, Wind Power

What’s next for Britain’s oil capital?

Nicholas Newman Eniday August 2016 Last year, the UK’s oil and gas sector suffered a 30 percent drop in revenues, 43 percent of the North Sea fields operated at a loss and 65,000 jobs were lost. Likewise, investment in new projects took a hit, falling from an average of £8 billion […]

Energy, Eniday, Gas

Turning water into wine

Nicholas Newman Eniday June 2016   Well perhaps not, anyway transforming one thing into another has been a quest of many in history. Well today, the impossible is becoming real, though it is still not possible to turn lead into gold. Instead, it is possible to turn gas into useful chemicals […]

Africa, Afroil, Gas, Power, South Africa

South Africa’s turn to gas

Nicholas Newman AfrOil – Africa Oil & Gas June 2016 Delays in developing South Africa’s own gas resources, combined with low prices for LNG, make liquefied supplies a leading choice What: Additional LNG supplies will prove attractive to South Africa’s import plans. Why: The country is taking efforts to step up gas consumption. What next: Supplies are likely to come […]

Africa, Gas, Investment, Power, Power Grid, Shipping, South Africa

South Africa announces first step towards imported LNG

  Nicholas Newman Flame Europe’s Leading Natural Gas & LNG Conference June 2016 In response to chronic power shortages, South Africa’s Department of Energy (DOE) plans to expand total generating capacity by 40 GW by 2025, with a mix of more environmentally friendly fuels such as renewables, hydro, nuclear power and natural […]

coal, Design, Energy, Engineers, Innovation, Nuclear, Oil, Power, Renewables, Research and development, Technology, Wind Power

“Energy Fest” at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam

Looking for new solutions that face your energy business, then a good place to be on 26 May is the “Energy Fest” at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam. Here many of the world’s leading innovators involved in the energy sector will be there. These include such trend setters in the […]

Innovation, Research and development, Rigzone

Shell’s GameChanger Program: Turning Frogs into Princes

Nicholas Newman Rigzone March 2016   On a visit to Shell’s Rijswijk Technology Centre at Rijswijk in Amsterdam, Rigzone contributor Nicholas Newman finds out the key ingredients behind the firm’s strong innovation record. Royal Dutch Shell plc established its reputation for ground-breaking innovation with the design and construction of the […]

Energy, Gas, Geoscience, Innovation, Oil, Research and development, Technology

Turning a frog idea into an innovation prince

Nicholas Newman On Tuesday (16 February 2016) at Shell’s Technology Centre in Amsterdam, an all-day event took place that included debates and a tour of some of the innovation achievements that have been made by Shell, in its adoption of its ‘Game Changer’ programme to innovation, introduced at Shell by […]