Ben Van Beurden

Oil & Gas

Shell to invest $10bn in Brazil


Shell said it plans to invest $10billion in Brazil over the next five years now the country has increased opportunities for foreign firms in its oil industry.

Oil & Gas

Overtime ban leaves workers marooned on Brent Alpha


An overtime ban by disgruntled offshore workers has left a number of employees marooned on Shell’s Brent Alpha platform in the North Sea. Following the firm’s second quarter results announcement, Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden said the company had “seen difficulties with logistics” relating to helicopter transport, but did not elaborate. A spokesman for Shell later said an aircraft scheduled to pick up workers on Alpha was unable to land due to a shortage of available helideck operatives, and had to return to Sumburgh