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Shell flagship IT project “a monumental blunder”

POSTING ON OUR SHELL BLOG BY A WELL INFORMED REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR: IT4me

1 Million dollars a day. That is roughly the sum that Downstream continues to spend on its “GSAP” system, IT flagship of the “Downstream One” (globalisation) project. So how is it going ?

GSAP was launched in 2004 to the dismay of many experienced IT people. Here was an IT project straight out of the 1980s, with a sprawling bureaucracy, 10 year plans, propagandist newsletters, and all the baggage of the mainframe era. RISK factors were off the scale: a massive IT build, a revolution in the business, experimental offshoring, and no fallback plan ! Hadn’t we learned to stop doing things this way ? read more

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Shell/Motiva CEO Bob Pease dragged into Tom Purves controversy

By John Donovan

The following is a self-explanatory email I sent earlier today to Robert (Bob) Pease, President & Chief Executive Officer of Motiva Enterprises LLC, which is jointly owned by a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco and Shell.

From the Motiva Website:

Formed in 1998, Motiva Enterprises LLC operates primarily in the eastern and southern United States. Its operations include nearly 7,700 Shell-branded gasoline stations, three refineries with a combined capacity of 740,000 barrels per day, and ownership interest in 41 refined product storage terminals with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 19.8 million barrels. read more

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Shell insiders constructive comments on “Transition 2009”

Real name and contact information supplied.

By “Jo Blow”

These are notable times in not only in the History of Royal Dutch Shell oil company, but also in the role of consumer awareness and corporate watchdog type forums.  It is unprecedented in terms of the volume of people that are riveted to the current debates taking place on royaldutchshellplc.com.  I understand the website is experiencing record traffic.

Certainly there are some comments on the site that are inflammatory and not well positioned, however in large there are a high number of quality and factual remarks surfacing day in and day out.  Shell may choose to dismiss this as disgruntled employees, however in my opinion this has grown beyond that stage.  I can’t speak for everyone, but I will tell you that I hold Shell in high regard, I think it has been and can be again the greatest company in the world.  Before that can happen the senior leaders of this once great company will have to muster the courage to acknowledge where they have been, commit to living the values they have endorsed, and listen to what the people are saying, because people are our most valued resource. read more

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