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2012 News Archive
An index of 2012 News, Press releases and News Highlights
SPDC presents relief materials to flood victims in Niger Delta
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has presented relief and medical materials worth over N75 million to flood victims in Rives, Bayelsa and Delta states. This is in addition to the $ I million jointly donated by SPDC and Shell Nigerian Production Company (SNEPCo) in support of flood displaced persons in 24 states across the country. The money and relief materials were donated through the Red Cross and would be used along the lines of an MoU signed with the humanitarian organisation.
Crude theft leak on SPDC’s Imo River Trunkline shuts in 25,000 barrels of oil
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has shut down the Imo River Trunkline in its Eastern operations after it found several crude theft points on the facility. Production of some 25,000 barrels of oil per day is deferred.
SPDC completes 8th Nigerian Oil Mining Lease sale
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), has completed the assignment of its 30% interest in Oil Mining Lease 30 (OML30) in the Niger Delta to Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (Shoreline). Total cash proceeds for Shell amount to some US$567 million.
SPDC pioneers manufacture of first Made-in-Nigeria carbon steel pipes
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)’s Local Content initiative has recorded another major success. The first set of carbon steel pipes manufactured in Nigeria for SPDC’s Trans Niger Pipeline is now ready for use. “This is a perfect example of promoting the use of locally manufactured goods and Nigerian service companies in production operations, projects and well engineering,” said Igo Weli, General Manager, Nigerian Content Development, SPDC. “And it supports the Federal Government’s drive to increase Nigerian participation in the oil and gas industry.”
SNEPCo clarifies reports of alleged fine for Bonga spill
The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has cleared the air on media reports on a purported fine imposed on it for last December’s oil spill at the offshore field, Bonga. At a hearing in Abuja on 16th July, 2012, on the spill before the House of Representatives Committee on Environment, the National Oil Spill Detection and Remediation Agency (NOSDRA) had indicated that they would recommend “an administrative fine” to Government because of the incident.
House Committee on Gas commends SPDC investments in gas sector
The House of Representatives Committee on Gas visited The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) on June 28, and commended the company’s investments in the gas sector, on inspection of some projects in continuation of its oversight function. The 15-member team led by the Chairman, Hon. Bassey Eko visited Afam VI power plant and Okoloma gas plant, which he described as “excellent” investments.
Shell hosts Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources at Headquarters
Senior Shell executives welcomed the Honorable Minister of Petroleum Resources for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. (Dr.) Diezani Alison-Madueke, at the Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands last week. Minister Alison-Madueke was accompanied by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – Engr. Austin Oniwon and the Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) – Mr. Osten Olorunsola, among other senior officials.
SPDC’s Afam VI plant delivers 10 Trillion Watt-hour electricity into National Grid
The Afam VI Combined Cycle Power Plant in Rivers State achieved a milestone in May 2012 as it delivered some 10 trillion watt-hour (TWh) of electricity into the National grid since first power in 2008.
SPDC awards subsurface studies contracts to four Nigerian companies
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has awarded Maturation Studies Services contracts to four Nigerian companies, in an initiative that will help indigenous firms to build their capacity in a key aspect of the oil and gas industry. These pioneer contracts will enable Laser Engineering and Consultancy Nig. Ltd, Ankorpointe Nig. Ltd, Integrated Data Services Ltd (a subsidiary of NNPC) and Nubian Nig. Ltd to conduct front-end subsurface maturation studies in SPDC’s onshore eastern operations for over a two-year period. Maturation studies involve evaluation of subsurface data to build a picture of the hydrocarbon reservoirs and are vital to determining major oil and gas development plans.
SPDC Joint Venture commences repair of Nembe Creek Trunkline
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd Joint Venture (SPDC) has commenced repair of Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL) after shutting it down on 2nd May because of incessant crude theft activities.
SPDC declares force majeure on Bonny Light Loadings.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) declared force majeure on outstanding cargoes of Bonny Light with effect from noon (Nigerian time) today, 4th May 2012. The action is due to production deferment caused by incessant crude theft and illegal bunkering on Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL).
Shell supports Nigerian aviation company, Caverton to upgrade helicopter fleet
Shell companies in Nigeria have supported an indigenous company, Caverton Helicopters, to upgrade its fleet with more advanced aircraft, the AW 139. By providing a loan of $85 million, Shell Nigeria empowered Caverton to place orders for six AW 139s, making it the largest operator of the aircraft in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rising crude theft activities threaten daily export of 140,000 barrels of oil
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has raised an alarm on the potential effects of increased crude theft activities on the new Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL), barely 16 months after the old line was replaced due to repeated sabotage attacks.
Production resumes at Bonga and EA
Clean up of the 20 December leak from the Bonga offshore oil field has now been completed successfully. Production resumed at Bonga on January 1 2012, following reinforcement of asset integrity and safety programmes.
SPDC tackles leak on new Nembe Creek Trunkline
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) is mobilising to repair the Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL) after crude theft leaks forced it to be shut down on 24th of December last year.