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LEAKED SHELL MOTIVA EMAIL 24 NOV 2009: Norco Personnel Announcement

—–Original Message—–
From:   Deroche, Liz O MOTIVA-DMM/60
Sent:   Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:18 AM
Subject:        Norco Personnel Announcement

Sent on behalf of Mark Hurley, General Manager – Norco Manufacturing Complex

The following Site Leadership Team role changes will go into effect January 1, 2010 and report directly to me:

Hermie Bundick has been selected as Site Production Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
Joe Gandolfo will be promoted Site Technical Assurance Engineering Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex. Joe has held a number of roles in his manufacturing management and manufacturing support leadership, most recently as the Director of Turnarounds – Manufacturing Americas.
Jones Devlin has been selected as Site Technical Assurance and Product Quality Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
Andre Bonton will be promoted to Site Projects and Turnaround Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
Lee Cheatham will be promoted to Site Maintenance Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
I have attached the new SLT organizational chart and we will discuss in more detail at a townhall in December.  I would also like to thank the Norco Site Leadership Team for their assistance during this important transition.  John Navratil, Tammy Little, Carla Davis-Madgett, and Jeff Brown moves will the subject of future announcements.
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Shell: market alone cannot deliver green energy

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser says falling carbon price is stifling investment. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

guardian.co.uk home

• Chief executive says falling carbon price stifling investment
• Call for government action to support new technology

Tim Webb
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 20.56 GMT

Shell’s new chief executive has called on governments to intervene in carbon markets, the first time the Anglo-Dutch oil company has acknowledged that markets cannot be left to set the price of pollution.

Peter Voser told the Guardian that action needed to be taken to make expensive green projects like carbon capture and storage (CCS) economically viable. read more

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Shell CEO Voser says more redundancies next year…

FINANCIAL TIMES

Shell says $80 oil will halt debt spiral

Voser says more redundancies next year… (unspecified number)

By Ed Crooks in London

Published: November 24 2009 20:46

Royal Dutch Shell has signalled that the steep rise in its debts is coming to end, with its chief executive saying the group would not need to borrow any more money if oil remains at about $80 per barrel. read more

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Shell Expects Big Boost From Qatar Gas Projects

However, Shell also said it was delaying the launch of Qatargas 4 by as much as 10 months, from the start of 2010 until the end of the year. Mr. Voser said the timetable had been disrupted by delays at other LNG projects in Qatar involving other big oil companies, such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Total SA and ConocoPhillips.

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Shell favours gas over oil for future production strategy

Daily Telegraph

Gas will be at the heart of Royal Dutch Shell’s production strategy ahead of oil as the world attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to the energy group’s new chief executive, Peter Voser.

By Rowena Mason
Published: 8:17PM GMT 24 Nov 2009

Delivering an update on Shell’s two flagship gas projects in Qatar, which are costing the group $21bn (£12.6bn), Mr Voser admitted that one – a liquiefied natural gas (LNG) plant – would overrun by about 10 months.

However, he said construction was on track for Pearl, the other development, to start producing in 2011. It will be the world’s largest gas-to-liquids facility when completed, having spiralled in cost from $5bn to $19bn since 2003. read more

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Shell eyes Gulf of Mexico boost

upstreamonline

Wire reports

Supermajor Shell is planning to expand exploration in the US Gulf of Mexico and Kazakhstan as Europe’s largest oil company seeks to maintain output.

The company is designing a development plan for its West Boreas discovery in the Gulf of Mexico, which may hold 100 million barrels of resources, said Malcolm Brinded, Shell’s executive director for international production and exploration.

Plans for a second platform at the deepwater Mars field in the Gulf, which may add 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of output, are also being evaluated, Brinded said in a Bloomberg report. read more

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Essar may seal refinery deal with Shell in a month

“Both the companies have reached consensus on several issues regarding the deal and supply and product offtake agreements have been signed. Essar will supply products to Shell from the refinery after the takeover,” said a source close to the development. He, however, refused to divulge the financial details of the deal saying negotiations were underway on that front.

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‘Why We Fight’: The Nature of Modern Imperialism

Britain's oil and gas giants, its mining companies and its arms manufacturers have a powerful and ongoing relationship with government and an effective lobbying influence in the office of successive Prime Ministers.

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Total farce of Shell Managed Open Resourcing

John

I like to share this with you. The results of 15 years of complete mismanagement.

Shell has now degenerated so much that we have to endure nonsense like this. Brinded has always believed in ‘processes’ regardless of the impact on business (mostly negative, remember ‘Overpromise-Underdelivery’?). Because nobody has dared to fire him, he has been around for eons and so his band of followers has increased and invariably Shell has deteriorated from a first class and caring organisation to a computerlike organism.

Staff MUST apply in a process called MOR (Managed Open Resourcing). The idea behind the much hated Open Resourcing is to generate competition and transparency. But if you take away the critical control mechanisms (= checks and balances), as has been the case since about 10 years ago, you have a system that is open to abuse and very prone to nepotism and cronyism. read more

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The Hague is becoming an ever emptier shell

Times Online

November 24, 2009

Martin Waller: City diary

Last year, as part of the merger of the Dutch and British units of Royal Dutch Shell, their corporate headquarters was established in The Hague. This meant that all the head office functions, for example human resources, public relations (PR) and investor relations (IR), moved there, under the leadership of Jeroen van der Veer, the Dutch chief executive. However, it seems to have dawned on someone that most of the reporting on Shell is done by British or American media and bits of the PR side have been quietly moved back to London. Some now wonder how long IR can remain in The Hague. Most fund managers are also in London and the only significant investor in the Dutch capital is Queen Beatrix. She can probably be relied on to look after her own investments without too much help. read more

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Shell Martinez refinery pumped out 4.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and related greenhouse gases in 2008

San Francisco Business Times

Monday, November 23, 2009, 10:20am PST read more

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Royal Dutch Shell: Good Progress Of Pearl GTL, Qatargas 4

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) said Monday it was making good progress with the Pearl GTL and the Qatargas 4 projects in Qatar.

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Shell Corrib Gas Dispute: The emergence of corporate rule

“The Corrib gas dispute in many ways tells the story of modern Ireland,” Mr Murray said. “The result has been an erosion of civil liberties and the emergence of corporate rule, where multinationals appear to have greater rights than Irish citizens,” he said.

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Shell delays Qatargas 4 LNG plant by a year

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said it had delayed one of its largest schemes by around a year with start-up for the $8 billion Qatargas 4 liquefied natural gas project now planned for late 2010 and the first cargo possibly pushed into 2011.

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