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The Sunday Telegraph: Shell plans to outsource 3,600 jobs

By Russell Hotten
Last Updated: 11:21pm GMT 29/12/2007

Royal Dutch Shell is to shed thousands of jobs as Europe’s largest oil company joins rival BP in trying to cut costs and simplify its structure. Shell is looking to agree one of the largest ever outsourcing deals in the next couple of months, and plans to reorganise other departments, including finance operations.

The company has said previously that it wants to cut costs, but the scale of some of the proposed changes has surprised insiders and led to the leaking of information to an anti-Shell website by disillusioned staff. The biggest change will be in the information technology division, where around 3,600 staff may be affected by a plan to farm out operations to three companies. read more

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Blunt comments from Shell insiders on the thousands of jobs being slashed at Shell

Published 29 December 2007

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John

I write this note to you as a very concerned ‘insider’. It appears Shell has not learned from the past and now is embarking on yet another stepchange (note very carefully the word change, not improvement) by getting rid of the bulk of  IT people. They are also divesting several producing fields. (Those are riskfree things that  need to be milked. It is like a farmer selling his farm whereas he really should sell the produce!)  Is Shell perhaps preparing itself for a take-over by Gazprom? read more

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Convenience Store News: Shell Chief Responds to New Energy Bill

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December 29, 2007

DES MOINES, Iowa — The new federal energy bill may be a big step in the right direction for global warming, but it won’t ease the current supply worries that have led to high gas prices, Shell Oil chief John Hofmeister told Iowans recently.

“Nobody seems to focus on the short-term,” Hofmeister told The Gazette in a telephone interview during a visit last week to Des Moines, where he met with state energy officials and addressed a local Rotary gathering. read more

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Gulf-Times: Bhutto assassination ups risks in Pakistan energy investment

Published: Saturday, 29 December, 2007, 02:17 AM Doha Time 
By Jun Yang and Gurdeep Singh

SINGAPORE: Major Pakistan oil, gas and power projects are clearly at risk in the wake of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Analysts warn prolonged instability could jeopardise the country’s ability to meet future energy needs.

Foreign companies such as Tullow Oil and Premier Oil are operating in Pakistan; Royal Dutch Shell and Total SA are reportedly among majors vying to invest in a multibillion dollar liquefied natural gas project in Karachi. read more

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Pincher Creek Echo (Canada): Shell presents optimization plans

By Angela Hill
Friday December 28, 2007

The Council of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek was all ears on Dec. 11, when Kevin May presented Shell Waterton’s optimization plan.

Shell’s plan is to transform its Waterton gas plant south of Pincher Creek into a smaller, more efficient facility.

“By reducing the amount of fuel gas use, in turn we will decrease the greenhouse gas emissions,” pointed out May, manager of Shell’s Waterton optimization project.

The gas plant, which is about 30 kilometres south of Pincher Creek, is currently licensed to produce 13.3 million cubic metres of raw gas daily. The products produced from the raw gas are sales gas (methane), natural gas liquids (propane, butane and ethane), condensate and sulphur. read more

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