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Motiva sees Port Arthur expansion done Q1 2012

Reuters UK

HOUSTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises (RDSa.L) expects to finish the 325,000 barrel per day expansion of its 285,000 bpd refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, in the first quarter of 2012, CEO Robert Pease said Friday.

“We are seeing this through to completion,” Pease told a refining conference. “If you haven’t planned on a 325,000-barrel expansion in refining capacity, then pencil this in for the first quarter of 2012.”

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Walter Bagley) read more

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Shell CFO Simon Henry says he cannot rule out further staff cuts

"A broader reorganization is now underway, and we expect a 10% headcount reduction in the redesigned divisions and functions, mostly in management and non-operational positions," Simon Henry, Shell's chief financial officer, said during a conference call yesterday. Henry said he cannot rule out further staff cuts in other divisions of the company.

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Shell culls 5,000 jobs

Daily Mirror

By Clinton Manning 30/10/2009

Oil giant Shell is slashing 5,000 jobs after profits plunged 73%.

Uk staff are among those facing the chop as new boss Peter Voser imposes savage cuts.

Voser, just 121 days into the job, has already sacked 150 managers.

Now 15,000 staff in oil fields and head offices are being forced to reapply for their jobs, with rejects getting the boot by the end of the year.

Profits fell to £1.83-billion between July and September as it suffered from falling oil prices and the world recession. read more

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Leaked Shell Email from Frank Willsdon, General Manager, Stanlow Refinery

From a Shell Insider

Email sent today to all Shell Stanlow Refinery employees from Frank Willsdon (right), General Manager: Stanlow, UK

Subject: Stanlow Strategic Review Announcement

Dear colleagues,

Further to the townhall meeting and team briefings held earlier today, I can confirm that we are in negotiations with Essar for the potential sale of Stanlow, Heide and Harburg refineries. For the time being Shell will not be holding discussions with any third party other than Essar, although this does not guarantee a sale and it is too early for Shell to confirm a deal or comment on timescales.

Given this latest development in the strategic review, we are now going to establish a UK staff consultation forum in readiness for consultation.    The Consultation Forum is being established for employees who may be affected by the potential sale of the Stanlow refinery and associated local marketing businesses – this includes some employees who are only partially impacted and may not be included in any transfer.  Electoral Reform Services (ERS) will be administering the process of nomination and election of the forum representatives on our behalf and will be contacting you in the coming days.  Those employees covered by the Collective Bargaining agreement in Stanlow will not be required to elect representatives as they will be nominated from within the current Shop Stewards committee and will not therefore receive the email from ERS. read more

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Watchdog recommends disciplining senior Irish Police officer over handling of Corrib Gas Protest

About 20 civilians and two gardaí were hurt in the incident. The GSOC decision was referred to the Garda Commissioner last July. An ombudsman spokesman said yesterday it had not had notification on the outcome.

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SEC Issues Accounting Guidance for Oil Firms

WASHINGTON -- Staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday issued new guidance on how the agency interprets oil and natural gas companies' reserves accounting rules. The guidance, sought by industry for years, allows companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chesapeake Energy Corp. to officially book major reserves that previously haven't been permitted by the SEC.

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Shell reports lower profit, plans job cuts worldwide

As part of the plan, 15,000 Shell employees have to re-apply for a smaller pool of jobs, leaving many in limbo until selections are made.

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Shell may be forced to downgrade reserves again

OSLO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) and its partners may be forced to cut their reserve estimates for Norway's giant Ormen Lange gas field, the Norwegian Oil Directorate said on Friday.

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Shell not the only sleazy oil company

HOUSTON — An American whose secret recordings have placed him at the center of a $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador is a convicted drug trafficker, records show, throwing another complication into a case already tainted by accusations of bribery and espionage.

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RPT-Norway questions potential of Shell’s Ormen Lange

Reuters

Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:12am EDT

OSLO, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has made a gas discovery at Norway’s Ormen Lange field, but there is renewed uncertainty about the field’s overall potential, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Friday.

“The result of this appraisal well will be incorporated into a major interpretation task aimed at providing a better resource estimate for the Ormen Lange field. It is uncertain whether the original upside potential can be realised,” the directorate said in a statement. Shell is the operator of production licence 209 with a 15 percent interest, with Norway’s StatoilHydro (STL.OL) holding a 40 percent interest, state-owned Petoro 35 percent and ExxonMobil (XOM.N) 10 percent. read more

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Shell ‘defers downstream IT investment’ – report

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38Reuters syndicated article: “Shell ‘defers downstream IT investment’ – report

Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:15am EDT

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) (RDSb.L) is to delay investments in information technology systems at its downstream oil refining and fuel marketing unit to cut costs, a Shell protestors’ website said on Friday, citing a leaked internal email.

The Royaldutchshellplc.com website said U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Chile units would be affected.

No one at Shell was immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Tom Bergin; Editing by Greg Mahlich) read more

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Shell ‘defers downstream IT investment’ – report

Reuters

Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:15am EDT

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) (RDSb.L) is to delay investments in information technology systems at its downstream oil refining and fuel marketing unit to cut costs, a Shell protestors’ website said on Friday, citing a leaked internal email.

The Royaldutchshellplc.com website said U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Chile units would be affected.

No one at Shell was immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Tom Bergin; Editing by Greg Mahlich) read more

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Royal Dutch Shell to axe 250 jobs in Aberdeen amid worldwide cull

The Herald

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  • Shell says that demand for oil will not recover quickly

Mark Williamson

Published on 30 Oct 2009

Royal Dutch Shell is set to shed up to 250 jobs in Aberdeen as part of a global cull of 5000 posts which it unveiled after announcing a big drop in third quarter profits on the back of falling oil prices.

Warning that global demand for oil would not recover quickly, the oil and gas giant said it would make the job cuts as the next stage of a drive initiated by new chief executive Peter Voser to boost profitability by simplifying the giant business.

This has already resulted in 150 out of 750 senior managers losing their jobs. read more

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Morale at all time low, managers and supervisors more focused on fear of job stability – Shell insider

Morale is at an all time low, managers and supervisors are more focused on the fear of job stability than effective leadership. Many who have not been affected by the current staff reduction exercises are scared, and some are looking for a way out of Shell.

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Leaked Andrew Manley email reveals Voser impact on Shell Downstream-One plans

CURRENT SHELL INTERNAL EMAIL FROM ANDREW MANLEY, DOWNSTREAM-ONE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Re-phasing the Downstream-One Programme

This email has been sent to the Downstream Leadership Team, Programme Management Team, Programme staff including country Programme teams, Downstream-One IT, Implementation Council, Process Owners, Process Design Council, Operational Excellence teams, lead Process Focal Points, and Local Senior Downstream Representatives in countries live or to go live.

Dear Colleagues,

In the current environment it has been made clear to all of us that we have to manage our cash-flow very carefully and make tough decisions about allocation of resources. Indeed, Peter Voser has asked all the businesses to deliver tough top-down stretch targets on cost. read more

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Motiva Sells Another 52 Sites

FAIRFAX, Va. -- As part of the ongoing transition of Shell and Motiva gas stations from direct- to wholesaler-supplied operations, Shell subsidiary Motiva Enterprises LLC sold 52 Shell-branded sites to PMG Northern Virginia LLC, a newly formed entity created by Fairfax, Va.-based Petroleum Marketing Group Inc.

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Over 400 hundred British Shell managers being axed

From The Times
October 30, 2009

Hundreds of British managers to go as Shell steps up restructuring drive

Robin Pagnamenta Carl Mortished

More than 400 British managers in Royal Dutch Shell are facing the axe this Christmas as the oil giant intensifies a drastic restructuring drive.

Peter Voser, the new chief executive of the Anglo-Dutch group, announced yesterday that 5,000 jobs worldwide would be cut by the end of this year as the company reported a 73 per cent collapse in third-quarter profits from $10.9 billion (£6.6 billion) last year to $3 billion.

Shell, whose weak results contrasted with robust earnings reported by BP, its rival, on Tuesday, said that more than half the cuts in its Transition 2009 programme would fall in the UK, the US and the Netherlands. read more

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Shell says would fight Chinese grab in Nigeria

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) will fight any possible efforts by the Nigerian government to hand control of its Nigerian fields to Chinese oil companies, the Anglo-Dutch oil major's chief financial officer said on Thursday.

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