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Evidence of false and misleading information in Shell Brent Bravo maintenance records

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 17.31.45WHISTLEBLOWER INFORMATION SUPPLIED TO CHIEF SUPT. BILLY GORDON OF THE SCOTTISH POLICE BY BILL CAMPBELL, RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR, SHELL INTERNATIONAL. INCLUDES SHELL INTERNAL DOCUMENTATION MARKED “STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL”.

EXTRACT FROM ONE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL SHELL INTERNAL DOCUMENT – circulated to Chris Finlayson and Tom Botts

There was evidence of false and misleading information in maintenance records for safety critical equipment, for example the Brent Bravo ESDV which failed its leak-off test in April 1998 was recorded as ‘NO FAULT FOUND’.

EMAIL FROM BILL CAMPBELL TO SUPT. BILLLY GORDON, SENT 27 SEPT 2013. COPIED TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

From: [email protected]
Subject: Bundle C and D
Date: 27 September 2013 11:29:54 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected]

This covers Emergency Shutdown Valves (ESDV), fire and gas detection systems designed to operate on ESDV in an emergency and unapproved temporary repairs.  This data is not disputed by Shell as being their data. This data supports the articles sent to you a few days ago. read more

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Some very bad news to come from Shell?

Screen Shot 2013-06-30 at 08.30.42FROM A SHELL RELATED SOURCE

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An article published overnight – As Shell sells off even more major shale assets, what could be next? – mentions a figure of $30bn invested by Shell in shale projects.

The write off that Shell announced recently is just $2bn.

How much of the remaining $28bn will shareholders ever see again?

There is probably some very bad news coming…

PREVIOUS POSTING FROM SAME SOURCE: read more

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An Uphill Climb for the Oil Giants

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 07.59.11The big international oil companies are going through a crisis little noticed by analysts and the markets. It is a crisis of results and of vision. Simply put, the majors — companies like Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and BP — aren’t growing. They have discovered relatively little oil in recent years despite increasing investment.

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By LEONARDO MAUGERI: A version of this news analysis appears in print on October 1, 2013, in The International Herald Tribune.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — The big international oil companies are going through a crisis little noticed by analysts and the markets. It is a crisis of results and of vision.

Simply put, the majors — companies like Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and BP — aren’t growing. They have discovered relatively little oil in recent years despite increasing investment. They also have lost their exclusive lock on the skills that made them indispensable to oil-producing countries. read more

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Shell chief Peter Voser warns of oil crunch without investment

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 00.26.05Some analysts have questioned whether a change in management at Shell, with Ben van Beurden due to take over in three months, could see a change in strategy to focus the company on greater returns. JP Morgan asked in a recent investor note: “Does he want to run a lowly-rated, large company or create a smaller, but premium-rated company?” 

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Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Peter Voser is to call on the global energy industry to continue investing heavily in costly new production projects in order to avoid a return to the days of record high oil prices weighing on global growth.

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Demand for energy will double over the next 50 years, Peter Voser will say Photo: Reuters

By , and Andrew Critchlow: 01 October 2013

“Supplying the world’s energy needs will be extremely tough,” Mr Voser will say in Tuesday’s speech, seen in advance by the Daily Telegraph. “Our first priority must be to invest heavily in new supplies, and to maintain it through economic and political turbulence. Failing to do so would be a sure path to another crunch and major price volatility.”

Mr Voser’s comments come amid concern that a pullback in investment by some resource and energy companies following the global financial crisis could result in future shortfalls in supply if economic activity should pick up quicker than was previously expected. read more

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