Shell Recognized With Inaugural Chairman's Innovation Award
Total Energy USA 2012 Chairman's Innovation Award Winner
HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shell was recognized with the
Chairman's Innovation Award during a reception held last night at the first
Total Energy USA Conference and Exposition. The Award was created by NRG
Energy as part of its Select Sponsorship of Total Energy USA and as a legacy
to be carried on by the Chairperson of the event at each future edition.
The Chairman's Innovation Award showcases newly developed concepts and
products in a variety of areas such as advancement of technology, improved
efficiency, increased marketability, cost savings, environmental impact,
enhanced market position and more.
"We are very impressed by the strength, quality and quantity of the
submissions we received for this inaugural award," remarked 2012 Chairman John
Ragan, who personally reviewed entries with fellow Total Energy USA Executive
Committee members Julie Dill of Spectra Energy and Rodney Eichler of Apache
Corporation. "We are pleased to have launched the Chairman's Innovation Award
so successfully and look forward to highlighting exciting innovations that
will change the way we see, produce and use energy in future awards."
The panel determined that Shell's Prelude Floating LNG (FLNG) project was
representative of the type of exciting innovations that will be key to meeting
current and future energy demand. Innovations across the energy spectrum –
like Prelude – have been at the crux of the discussions at Total Energy USA
Shell's Award entry explained that "the Prelude FLNG project is a world first
and another example of technological innovation that continues to
differentiate Shell from its competition.It will produce natural gas from
subsea fields, separate, process, store and offloadLiquefied Natural Gas
(LNG) at sea, creating an entirely new maritime concept to open up new
opportunities for Shell and partners to meet growingworldwide demand for
natural gas. The largest offshore floating production facility in the world,
Prelude FLNG will be 74 meters (~242 feet) wide and 488 meters (1,601 feet)
long, more than four soccer fields, end-to-end.
Fully equipped, with storage tanks full, it will weigh around six times as
much as the largest aircraft carrier. It is designed to remain on station
during severe weather conditions, including a category 5 cyclone.It will take
more than 260,000 tons of steel to build. Shell is using decades of experience
to work with contractors to build this innovation.
Prelude FLNG's storage tanks will store up to 220,000 m3 of LNG, 90,000 m3 of
LPG, and 126,000 m3 of condensate. It could produce enough LNG to meet annual
natural gas consumption of Hong Kong, or 5% of the UK's annual natural gas
"The Shell Prelude FLNG demonstrates our commitment to finding innovative
solutions to global energy challenges. We believe that bringing together the
many, highly diverse disciplines needed to make this project a reality mirrors
the purpose of the Total Energy USA conference," said Dick Williams,
President, Shell WindEnergy, Inc.
Helix Power Generators was also acknowledged with an Honorable Mention for its
Helix Gas Letdown Generator. The entry touted this disruptive technology as "a
positive displacement device unaffected by variations in pressures and flows
that is capable of directly utilizing the pressure found in natural gas, wet
steam, dry steam, geothermal fluid, water, biogas, or similar type of pressure
or stream, providing significant economic and performance advantages over
traditional and non-traditional waste energy capture devices."
The inaugural Total Energy USA conference and exposition closes Thursday,
November 29th. The 2013 Chairman's Innovation Award call for entries is
anticipated in spring 2013.
ABOUT TOTAL ENERGY USA: Total Energy USA is the groundbreaking event that
addresses the greatest uncertainty in the energy industry today––the
cross-fertilization of energy sectors and technologies. The new conference and
exposition is developed by the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
(GHCVB) and will be held annually in Houston beginning in 2012. To-date,
sponsors of Total Energy USA include Select Sponsors NRG and Shell,
Contributing Sponsor Waste Management, Sponsors Halliburton, Platts, PKF Texas
For more information, please visit www.TotalEnergyUSA.com.
ABOUT SHELL: Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a
global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 93,000 employees in
more than 90 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs
nearly 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy
future. Shell Oil Company is a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater
Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production
technology and one of America's leading oil and natural gas producers,
gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.
ABOUT HELIX POWER GENERATORS: Helix Power Generators, Inc., promotes, sells
and services the device known as the Gas Letdown GeneratorTM. The Gas Letdown
GeneratorTM is an efficient power generating system which converts wasted gas
or steam letdown pressure from pipelines or anywhere a pressure reduction
takes place, into affordable, clean electrical power that businesses can use
for its own power needs or sell as excess power. Thus, the Gas Letdown
GeneratorTM turns wasted energy From Pressure to Profit.
For more information, please visit http://www.helixpg.com/
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