2012 Media releases
News and Media Releases for 2012.
News and Media Releases for 2012.
A 27-year-old from Scarborough has won the coveted Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, which recognises innovative young business people who are in the process of turning an idea into a successful business.
New report depicts next generation of entrepreneurs as resilient, accountable and optimistic.
Shell U.K Ltd (“Shell”) announced today it will develop the Fram oil and gas field in the UK Central North Sea, following final approval from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering – supported by Shell - has launched a competition in association with the Tate, the Design Museum and the Science Museum, for young people in the UK to design the iconic trophy that will be presented to the winner of the prestigious £1 million international prize.
On Saturday 29th September, over a thousand budding young scientists from North East Scotland were joined by their families at Banff and Buchan College for a special Family Science Day run by the Shell Education Service (SES).
Shell U.K. Limited has completed the first phase of its plans to remove oil contained within the outer carrier pipe of the Gannet F flowline bundle. The recovery operation involved the use of subsea pumps to recover oil into storage tanks on a recovery vessel. The recovered oil has been returned onshore for disposal via a licensed waste oil contractor.
Shell Springboard now open for entries
Hundreds of budding young scientists from across Glasgow were joined by their families at the city’s Tall Ship, for a special Family Science Day run by the Shell Education Service (SES).
Shell, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) have opened the world’s largest suite of laboratories to research the storage of the greenhouse gas CO2 in carbonate rock formations. The new laboratories form part of the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC) at Imperial College London, and are part of a $70 million, 10 year research partnership between Shell, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Imperial.
Today, Thursday 13th September, the Cobham Service Area, home to the UK’s largest filling station*, opens on the M25. It knocks Shell Beaconsfield off the top spot, which opened in 2009 on the M40 in Buckinghamshire. With 36 forecourt pumps and six dedicated high-speed HGV pumps totalling 141 nozzles, the site in Surrey can serve around 3,400 cars a day.
The UK is producing less than half of the engineering graduates needed to meet the high demand from companies looking to recruit employees with STEM (science, engineering, technology and maths) qualifications  and the general trend for sciences and mathematics A-level entries has declined over the last 15 years . The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) believes that this may partly result from a lack of knowledge about what STEM work and careers may offer young people .
30 years after it was launched*, Shell LiveWIRE is now one of the UK’s longest running youth enterprise awards programmes and boasts countless innovative new products and services. Two recent Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneurs with great business ideas are going from strength to strength:
Shell U.K. Limited can confirm that the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) has approved plans to remove oil contained within the outer carrier pipe of the Gannet F flowline bundle, which was the subject of a leak in August 2011.
Shell sponsored programme encourages young females to consider a future career in the Oil & Gas industry. Over the past two weeks six female students, aged 14, from Mintlaw Academy (near Peterhead, Scotland) have taken part in a unique, work experience programme sponsored by Shell to encourage young females to consider a future career in the Oil & Gas industry.
Shell puts the service back into UK Service Stations with the return of forecourt attendants
Over 700 children and their families from Lambeth and Southwark, as well as Shell employees and their families, took part in free interactive science workshops run by Shell Education Service last weekend.
Children from all over the Kingdom of Fife were joined by their families at a fun science day run by the Shell Education Service on 19th May.
On Saturday March 17, over 4,000 young children and parents visited the Shell Education Service workshops at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, getting involved with hands-on science experiments.
‘EnLight’ technology could save the UK 1 million tonnes of CO2 each year
Three Scottish businesses with innovative ideas to tackle climate change last night won Shell Springboard awards worth a total of £110,000.
On Sunday 5th February, Scottish Sports Futures announced the continuation of its partnership with Shell, as title sponsor of Twilight Basketball, which will provide support worth £90,000 over 3 years.
Andy Brown, Executive Vice President Qatar, and Jan Kopernicki, former Vice President Shipping receive UK New Year's Honours for their outstanding personal achievement and service.
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