Hull for World’s Largest Floating LNG Facility Floated Out of Dry Dock

The 488-meter-long (1601 ft.) hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction. Continue reading Hull for World’s Largest Floating LNG Facility Floated Out of Dry Dock

Technip Helps Design World’s First Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Technip has been awarded a contract by Shell UK Limited to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for the onshore elements of the Peterhead Gas Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Continue reading Technip Helps Design World’s First Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

A Method That Uses Bacteria to Produce Pure Diesel Developed

A group of scientists from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a new technique which makes use of bacteria to produce diesel fuel. While this new method still faces a number of problems on its way to commercialization, the diesel, produced by special strains of E. coli bacteria, is almost identical to conventional diesel fuel. Continue reading A Method That Uses Bacteria to Produce Pure Diesel Developed

Shell Ready to Invest Hundreds of Millions in Technology Startups

In 2012, Shell spent more than $1.3 billion on research and development and ready to invest several hundred million dollars more in emerging technology companies in next few year, with the aim to accelerate the deployment of innovations that add value to the company’s operations. From smarter exploration processes to enhanced extraction techniques, Shell’s corporate venturing arm Shell Technology Ventures will make investments over the next six to eight years. Continue reading Shell Ready to Invest Hundreds of Millions in Technology Startups

‘Navitas’ Solar Car to Race in Shell Eco-Marathon

A solar car designed and built entirely by students from Purdue University will race this week in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013—a competition that brings together around 200 teams and 3,000 students from across Europe to battle for ultra energy efficiency on the road. The team won last year’s Solar Urban Concept category with a different car, Celeritas, achieving an efficiency equivalent to 2,325 miles per gallon. Continue reading ‘Navitas’ Solar Car to Race in Shell Eco-Marathon

Shell and Kinder Morgan Aim to Export LNG from US

Shell US Gas & Power, a subsidiarity of Royal Dutch Shell along with Southern Liquefaction Company, a Kinder Morgan affiliate and a unit of El Paso Pipeline Partners have announced yesterday, that they are planning to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant at El Paso’s existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, Georgia. EPB’s Elba Express Pipeline and Elba Island LNG Terminal are to be modified to physically transport natural gas to the terminal and to load the liquefied natural gas (LNG) onto ships for export. Continue reading Shell and Kinder Morgan Aim to Export LNG from US