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TFA: You are totally right Bill. Brinded may not have benefited directly but the real question is whether he and other managers were mercilessly cracking the whip and conveniently turning a blind eye. It is time that management are made accountable for their actions and to not allow them to ruthlessly pass responsibility to the foot soldiers.
Bill Campbell: OPL245
The latest blog on this website asks if there is any evidence that Brinded benefited personally from his role in the alleged fraudulent deal?
This we assume will come out in the wash if this affair ever gets to trial. He certainly would have indirectly benefitted if the 240 odd oil blocs increased the reserves significantly because this would have been one of his principal goals as Upstream Director now doubt contributing to bonus rewards etc.
But whether he benifited personally or not is not the key issue at this stage but rather whether he was aware that the monies paid over by Eni and Shell were being directed, all or in part, to the private bank accounts of corrupt officials, and if so he, if this can be established by legal process, would be an accessory to such corruption.
But whether he benifited personally or not is not the key issue at this stage but rather whether he was aware that the monies paid over by Eni and Shell were being directed, all or in part, to the private bank accounts of corrupt officials, and if so he, if this can be established by legal process, would be an accessory to such corruption. Bill
OPL 245: Is there any evidence that Malcolm benefited personally from his role in the OPL 245 deal?
HoustonGuy: Pearl's gasifiers are crippled because of water-side corrosion on the syngas effluent cooler (SEC) tubes. The shells of all of Pearl's SECs will have to be cut apart so the tubes can be replaced. Somebody made a massive design error.
Dutchdude: What is this about food items and magazines? Nothing better and more important to worry about? Life must be great.
Shell are hypocrites.: Can someone tell me when Shell turned into a lovable attention seeking charity by using potential dividends (for shareholders like me) to pay 100k + to charity. Next we will be told that OPL dirty $$ was a charitable donation to needy Nigerian ministers. I'm not a Scrooge but I hate this despicable way of trying to fool the public into liking it. Be more like Exon! We don't get porn mags at US gas stations. I wouldnt be surprised if Trump forces Shell to sell em here too.
Totally Hacked Off: Ummmm.....can someone explain to me why Shell service stations in Netherlands and UK are selling hardcore porn mags? Tsk tsk tsk. Shame on you Shell! Clear hypocrisy in the face of D&I- Shell doesn't give a toss. Merry Christmas everyone.
OSSL: If asked Mr Donovan will confirm we had no hand in your current posting on Shell police corruption on the Corrib project ...I would like however to correct a mistake, it was not a "Shell Manager" who demanded the falsification of an honest statement ..it was a Shell CEO called Terry Nolan who called in person on that "black day" accompanied by his senior local liaison officer John Cronin ...another man who has lost his tongue causing much pain to former allies ....time to reflect Mr Cronin. #uknowthetruth
SMELLS: Interesting comment published in the Daily Mail today Friday, by City Editor Alex Brummer under the heading: "Shell game": "EXTRAVAGANT praise by Shell chairman Charles Holliday for departing finance director Simon Henry only fuels suspicion the Anglo-Dutch oil major is not revealing all."
to "Kapsalon Posting" author: You should be ashamed of your thinly veiled racist comments but we agree mankind never ceases to amaze me either.
Simon Henry: All seems a bit coincidental. A fortnight ago Henry cashed in Shell shares to the tune of over £1 million quid perhaps taking advantage of insider knowledge over the OPEC deal? Did that play have any bearing on his unexpected premature departure?
Dave: Yes, lots of very knowledgeable and experienced people are being replaced by high potential, inexperienced "talent". There has never been a more aggressive cull and many long term employees are leaving with a bitter taste in their mouths, wondering what happened to Shell's core value of "respect for people". Very sad times.