Mr. Wade is a competitive intelligence analyst management-speak for corporate Americas equivalent of a spy at Shell International Exploration and Production, a Royal Dutch/Shell Group business.
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Relieved: I noticed the comment by Shell leadership that the world 'desperately' needed Arctic oil. Hmmm. The total consumption of crude these days approaches 30 billion bbls annually. With total Arctic oil reserves estimated to be around 90 billion bbls, that means there is roughly three (3) years worth of consumption to be had in the Arctic, with about one third to be found in US waters. A whopping three (3) years, and one (1) years worth of consumption respectively. It seems to me that US Arctic oil is needed by Shell far more than the world needs it.
Alan Poole: I have read the blog for a number of years and have become increasingly irritated by the negative postings. I have now retired from Shell after 32 years service, including the North Sea, Kazakhstan, Abu Dhabi. I will be making further postings revealing a few home truths about some of the people I have worked with and for, in these various locations.
Relieved: The revelation that the Omani gov't was/is spying on Shell should not come as any big shock. The revelation that Shell has its agents imbedded in foreign governmental agencies should also come as no big shock. It is the nature of the international oil business, and just a cost of doing business internationally. It is also common knowledge that RDS regularly spies on its own employees. There is nothing new here.
OSSL POSTING VIA EMAIL: .....Senior Irish Police officer Superintendent Gannon informs OSSL that the demand for lies about his actions against the people of Erris whilst assisting Shell to progress the Corrib Gas Development ...is a matter between them (OSSL) and Shell ...remarkably the Superintendent claims he had no knowledge of the resulting "demand for lies" by Shell following the Pollathomais Pier incident recorded on U Tube, the demand was delivered personally by a Shell CEO claiming to be acting on Gannons behalf ...... the plot thickens .....OSSL
Relieved: Obama is a boob. He wouldn't know a good 'standard' if it bit him in the backside. And neither would DoI. The USG is managed by fools and charlatans.
Outsider: Relieved: Unfortunately the rigs now in use are OLDER than the rigs that were previously deployed. The Polar Pioneer is from 1985 while the Noble Discoverer is the same vessel, built in the early 1960's as a log carrier, that was used previously.
Relieved: I find RDS's 'new' drilling rig for the Alaskan Arctic to be a considerable improvement over their past choices. It is also probably a far more expensive rig to lease. However, if RDS had made this choice years ago, instead of running with its fleet of aging rust buckets they might have completed a well or two and probably would not be facing the opposition they have today. Shell has shown that its management is notorious for making bad decisions that in turn produce serious liabilities. Maybe they have gained a little wisdom, but don't count on it. Odum is still running the show.
INSIGHT: Some of the other stuff in the FT article about Shell BG is really interesting. Such as who will bear the brunt of job cuts. QUOTE And Chris Wheaton, fund manager at Allianz Global Investors, plays down the idea that it will be BG staff who will bear the brunt of the cuts. He argues Mr van Beurden “has identified the Shell culture needs changing, that you can’t just have a bunch of really clever people sitting round a table in a room talking about stuff”. “Sometimes you’ve got to be nimbler, act like you’re smaller. This will inject a whole new set of DNA into Shell,” he says. UNQUOTE
An old EP hand: Happy birthday with the domain name! And may your site be a pebble is the shoes of the high and mighty in Shell for many years to come!
Relieved: Oil price fixing conspiracy by BIG OIL, including RDS ??? Say it is not so !!! RDS is a good corporate citizen. We know this because their propoganda organs tell us so. My, My, My. This must be a conspiracy on the part of evil, greedy governments and incompetent bureaucrats.