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Arctic Battle: Oil Drilling Still Faces Environmental Concerns

By (@ceciliavegaABC) and ALEX WATERFIELD: Oct. 9, 2012

The bottom of the Chukchi Sea, off Alaska’s north shore, is one of the most hotly contested places under the sea.

It is here that Shell Oil, Co., is looking for oil and Greenpeace is trying to stop them.

The oil giant has spent years and billions of dollars jockeying to be first to strike and the payoff stands to be enormous. The ocean floor inside the Arctic Circle may hold a quarter of the Earth’s undiscovered oil, enough to drastically reduce the United States’ dependency on foreign supplies. read more

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Shell plans to save 100s of millions with ‘semantic’ search

Bill Goodwin Wednesday 10 October 2012 12:39

Energy group Royal Dutch Shell aims to cut the training time for young engineers by rolling out technology to automatically identify and deliver the information they need, from databases, blogs and social media.

The project, which is expected to save the energy company hundreds of millions of pounds a year in training costs, aims to cut the time taken for a young engineer to become fully up to speed from nine to eight years.

“Our engineers have to deal with 400 different technical standards. We need to get the up to speed so they know where to find the information,” said Andy Boyd, project and knowledge management lead. read more

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Ben van Beurden to become Shell Downstream Director

10 Oct 2012

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announced the appointment of Ben van Beurden as Downstream Director, effective January 1, 2013. In his new role, van Beurden will become a member of Shell’s Executive Committee and will take over from Mark Williams who will be returning to the United States and leaving the company after 33 years’ distinguished service.

Van Beurden, a Dutch national and currently Shell’s Executive Vice President Chemicals, has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University in the Netherlands.  He joined Shell in 1983 and has held various engineering, plant management and operations and commercial roles in the Netherlands, Africa, Malaysia, UK and the USA.

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Royal Dutch Shell Superbuckets leakage – platitudinous nonsense

“…it’s doubtful if the Brits will relate much too it either as we have a fairly low bullshit threshold! And the rational Dutch certainly wont – try it on a Delft engineer!”: “Top managers in Shell and aspirant top managers are a well-educated and talented bunch. They don’t believe that business can be helped by the sort of platitudinous nonsense that has been promulgated under their CEO’s name.

COMMENT BY A ROYAL DUTCH SHELL RELATED SOURCE ON PETER VOSER SUPERBUCKETS LEAKED MESSAGE

SUPERBUCKET motivational message from Shell CEO Peter Voser

Shell has for two or three decades had a predilection for the type of message that Voser is pushing out today. Really there is nothing new – just a reassembly of platitudes along with some new buzzwords. In my experience in Shell this sort of thing had no effect at all on behaviour or performance. The driver for it was probably British consultants who were given a brief to raise morale and encourage staff. It’s worth pointing out that less than 5% of Shell employees work in the UK and these would not naturally respond to English language and Anglo-Saxon nuanced statements of this sort. Indeed it’s doubtful if the Brits will relate much too it either as we have a fairly low bullshit threshold! And the rational Dutch certainly wont – try it on a Delft engineer! read more

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