By Alfred Donovan
Saturday 30 December 2006
The Sakhalin II project and related backdrop events have been marked by deception, double-dealing, corruption, massive pollution, intrigue, blackmail, murder and spies. Some might unfairly say this constitutes a fairly typical Shell project, as per the example of Shell’s activities in Nigeria.
With the assistance of a number of Shell/Sakhalin Energy insiders, we are completing the draft of an article which will be published next week on our own website and simultaneously by a news publishing source. Individuals associated with the project who are mentioned in the current draft include Jeroen van der Veer, Malcolm Brinded, David Greer, Mike Taylor, Steve McVeigh, David Meehan, Campbell Wyper and Togrul Tosun. We understand that Tosun was made redundant in the late 90s when the failure of managing Kashagan was unfairly blamed on him in order to keep the real culprits (such as Henk Dijkgraaf) out of the firing line.