Terry Nolan

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The Shell Corrib pipeline is one of the largest engineering projects undertaken in Ireland in recent years. Terry Nolan, managing director, Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. discusses the project from planning to delivery, and discusses how Shell are responding to the onset of renewable dependability and accessing depleting resources.

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Terry Nolan

  1. 1. Copyright: Shell Brands International AG 2008 4/27/2010 What s What’s next for Ireland’s engineers? Ireland s Challenges and opportunities in the energy sector g pp gy Terry Nolan, Managing Director, Shell E&P Ireland Engineers Ireland Conference 2010
  2. 2. Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Sector • Shell International – company profile • Global energy trends • Ireland’s energy challenges Ireland s • Corrib Project Update - Video • Opportunities for Ireland’s engineers
  3. 3. Royal Dutch Shell Profile • Active in more than 100 countries • 102,000 employees • 23,000 engineers • 3.2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day • $28bn net capital investment in 2010
  4. 4. Global Energy Future Three Hard Truths • Energy demand is surging • Supplies will struggle to keep pace • Environmental stresses are increasing
  5. 5. The World’s Energy Challenge RISING GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND CHANGING ENERGY MIX 100 = global primary energy demand 2000 Million barrels oil equivalent per day 300 400 high 300 low 200 high low 200 100 100 0 0 2000 2025* 2050* 2000 2025* Coal Gas Large Scale Hydro Oil Nuclear Alternative Energy * Shell estimates
  6. 6. Ireland’s Energy Challenge • Security of supply • Reduced dependency on imports (92% at present) • Low-carbon economy • Meeting Kyoto 2020 targets and beyond • Competitive pricing • Essential for long-term economic development
  7. 7. Ireland’s Energy Challenge – what’s needed • Faster development of Ireland’s energy resources • More oil and gas exploration offshore Ireland • Investment in energy infrastructure • Further shift to natural gas and renewables from coal and oil • Efficient and transparent regulatory framework
  8. 8. Deep Offshore - Hydrocarbon Potential? Northern Hatton Aberdeen North Sea Basin Rockall High Dublin Corrib Corrib Rockall Irish Mainland Galway Trough Platform Porcupine Fasnet Kinsale High Basin Porcupine Basin
  9. 9. Pushing the boundaries Shell Exploration Offshore Ireland Shell Perdido – Gulf of Mexico Drilling 1720 metres water-depth Producing in 2450 metres water-depth
  10. 10. Ireland’s Energy Challenge – what’s needed • Faster development of Ireland’s energy resources • More oil and gas exploration offshore Ireland • Investment in energy infrastructure • Further shift to natural gas and renewables from coal and oil • Efficient and transparent regulatory framework
  11. 11. Shell in Ireland Corrib Gas Video
  12. 12. Opportunities for Ireland’s engineers • Ireland’s energy challenges bring many opportunities • Energy infrastructure and utilities • Technologies for energy conservation and efficiency • Hydrocarbon exploration and development • Renewables • E i i skills ( Engineering kill (e.g. civil, mechanical, electricall and i il h i l l ti d project management) a prerequisite to meeting our energy challenges
  13. 13. Opportunities for Ireland’s engineers • Many integration opportunities between renewables and oil/gas developments • Offshore and structural engineering • Regulatory planning and environmental management • Critical mass required to create world-class service industry in energy sector gy • Example - Aberdeen now providing worldwide offshore engineering services • Can we re create this in Ireland? re-create
  14. 14. Summary • Ireland’s energy sector faces huge challenges • Corrib Gas delivery is critical to Ireland’s energy supply • Faster development of Ireland’s energy resources and p gy infrastructure is needed • Energy challenges will p gy g provide g great opportunities for Ireland’s pp engineers

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