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Reverse auctions provide good chemistry for Shell

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By Alan R. Earls –Purchasing,03/12/2009

Over the past decade, online reverse auctions have been tested and, for many organizations, have proven their value. For manufacturing operations that source commodity chemicals they can be a particularly valuable purchasing tool.

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 100,000 employees, is a case in point. In addition to its prominent role in energy exploration and delivery, the company also has operations that make synthetic fuels, chemical feedstocks and a range of petroleum-based products for domestic, industrial and transport use. And acquiring chemicals at the right price is a key ingredient in company success. read more

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Shell promotes company man to CFO position

Daily Telegraph

Europe’s largest oil group, Royal Dutch Shell, has appointed Simon Henry as its new chief financial officer, a post that will vacated when incumbent Peter Voser is promoted to chief executive on May 1.

 By Garry White

Last Updated: 3:29PM GMT 12 Mar 2009

Peter Voser - Shell promotes company man to CFO position   The CFO position will be vacated when incumbent Peter Voser is promoted to chief executive on May 1 Photo: BLOOMBERG

Mr Henry is currently head of finance at Shell’s exploration and production division, a post he took over after the company was forced to downgrade its proven reserves by billions of barrels five years ago. He was head of investor relations at the time and played a significant role in steering the company through the scandal, which resulted in the company paying millions of pounds in compensation to shareholders.

The 42-year old joined Shell in 1982 as an engineer at a UK refinery, and has held senior finance positions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He also spent two years as chief financial officer of ABB, the Swiss engineering group. read more

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How Simon Henry got it wrong on the repercussions of Royal Dutch Shell reserves fraud

Simon Henry, Shell's head of investor relations, said that, nothwithstanding the huge extent to which proven reserves had been over-booked, none of the executives involved would be disciplined

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Shell Nominates Simon Henry as New Finance Chief

Van der Veer took over in 2004 and restored investor confidence following a reserves restatement that led to regulatory fines, shareholder lawsuits and the ouster of the company’s top three executives, including then-chairman Phil Watts. The scandal prompted Shell to reorganize its corporate and management structure and step up spending on exploration.

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5,000 oil wells face closure

Jules Schoenmakers of Shell said: "Operators are looking for breakthrough technologies and new approaches in this emerging business. The size of the market appears large enough to support many businesses and teams of specialised well abandonment professionals for several decades."

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Shell to Sea campaigner jailed for 28 days for assault on garda

In sentencing her, Judge Devins told Ms Harrington she was less inclined to believe in her passion for her cause having “witnessed the enjoyment she seems to get in being in the public limelight”.

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Royal Dutch Shell Board proposes new Chief Financial Officer

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced the appointment with effect from 1 May 2009 of Mr. Simon Henry, currently Executive Vice President Finance in Shell International Exploration and Production, as Chief Financial Officer to succeed Mr. Peter Voser who will become the Chief Executive on 1 July 2009.

The Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2009 that Mr. Henry be appointed as Executive Director with effect from 20 May 2009.

Mr. Henry, a UK citizen, joined Shell in 1982 as an engineer at a UK refinery. After qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1989, he has held a number of senior finance positions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. read more

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Nigeria Growth Falters on Oil Slide, Global Crisis

"Wannabe oil companies will disappear" here, said Ann Pickard, a vice president at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, at a recent conference in Nigeria. Shell has put several of its own exploration operations on hold.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc – Non-Executive Directorate – Succession

12 March 2009

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced today that Mr Maarten van den Bergh will be retiring as Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 19 May 2009. He has served the Company for 41 years of which the last 9 years as a Non-Executive Director.

The Board also announced the proposed election of Mr Jeroen van der Veer as Non-Executive Director, after his retirement as Chief Executive on 30 June 2009. It is intended that Mr Van der Veer becomes a member of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board. read more

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