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SHELL BRENT BRAVO SCANDAL: THE EVIDENCE ASSEMBLED BY BILL CAMPBELL: PLUS ASSOCIATED ARTICLES

Public Statement by Bill Campbell, former Shell International HSE Group Auditor: 13 August 2008

Former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell comments on the article: “Contenders for the tarnished Shell crown”: 28 April 2008

Email correspondence with former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes: 25 April 2008

Former Shell Group Auditor Bill Campbell throws down gauntlet to Shell Chairman, Jorma Ollila: 9 March 2008

Shell North Sea platform safety allegations against Shell executives and the HSE by former Shell Group Auditor Bill Campbell: 9 March 2008

Bill Campbell, retired Shell International Group Auditor comments on article: Shell General Business Principles: a confidence tricksters charter: 15 February 2008

From a Shell North Sea Platform Insider: words of encouragement and support for Bill Campbell’s HSE Campaign: 26 November 2007

FORMER SHELL INTERNATIONAL GROUP AUDITOR, BILL CAMPBELL, TAKES ACTION AGAINST SHELL: 24 July 2007

ShellNews.net: STATEMENT BY FORMER ROYAL DUTCH SHELL GROUP AUDITOR, MR BILL CAMPBELL: 14 June 2007

ShellNews.net: Former Shell Group Auditor Bill Campbell throws down gauntlet to Shell Chairman, Jorma Ollila: 2 July 2007

The evidence against Shell: By Bill Campbell: May 2007

LETTER FROM BILL CAMPBELL TO SENIOR PROCURATOR FISCAL DEPUTE (also copied to Sheriff Harris , and the Lord Advocate): 24 February 2007

Links to important Brent Bravo scandal documents authored by Bill Campbell, former Shell International Group Auditor.

1. The Making of Amends

2. Assessment of Residual Risk Levels on Brent Bravo

3. Progress with Safety? Fact or Fiction

The following documents relating to the above Fatal Accident Report are of a technical nature: They come under the heading of “evidence that the Sheriff may not have heard”

A comparison between PSMR findings in 1999, and post incident 2003

Second document: PSMR AUDIT TECHNICAL NOTE: http://shellnews.net/brent/PSMR-Technical-Notes-Brent-Bravo.doc

Evidence of False and Improper Reporting and Testing of ESD valves

Evidence relevant to the Accident on Brent Bravo not heard by the Sheriff at the Fatal Accident Inquiry: 8 July 2006

Statement by Bill Campbell: The Shell Brent Scandal: His detailed response to recent comments by Shell: Published 8 July 2006

Unofficial transcript of BBC Radio – Brent Bravo/Bill Campbell interview: 6 July 2006

Evidence ends

SHELL BRENT SCANDAL FATAL ACCIDENT REPORT: 18 July 2006

The Times: Shell’s carbon emission target ‘too easy’ : “The forum is also calling on the group to link executive pay with health and safety issues, repeating a demand to BP, Shell’s rival, a week ago.”: 3 April 2007

http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2044985,00.html : Van der Veer – a safe pair of hands?: Thursday 29 March 2007

http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2044948,00.html : Shell chief to stay an extra year beyond company retirement age: 29 March 2007

The Wall Street Journal: Is Shell’s safety record worse than BP’s: 20 March 2007

Financial Times: Safety record is put in spotlight: ‘37 died while working for Royal Dutch Shell’ : 20 March 2007

The Wall Street Journal: Shell’s safety problem: 15 March 2007

BBC New: Oil death partner settles damages: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/6445393.stm: 13 March 2007

ShellNews.net: ‘Horrific’ Shell fatality statistics for January and February 2007 : 12 March 2007

The Scotsman: Concerns remain over Shell’s record in North Sea : 6 March 2007

MarketWatch: U.K. safety panel tells Shell to improve safety on North Sea gas operations : 5 March 2007

Bravo Unlawful Deaths Scandal Returns To Haunt Royal Dutch Shell : 5 March 2007 http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=46640&searchresults=1

THE GUARDIAN: Shell safety record in North Sea takes a hammering : 5 March 2007

ThisIsNorthScotland.co.uk: UNIONS TELL LEADERS: NO GET OUT OF JAIL CARD FOR BOSSES OVER DEATHS AT WORK : 3 October 2006

Sakhalin II & Brent Bravo debacles: time for Brinded to resign? : 21 September 2006

Rigzone: Shell Hires McFadyen as Global HSE Director : 12 September 2006

Shell-Mex & BP Limited : 30 August 2006

*Oil company profits vs. offshore worker safety: how many more lives are going to be lost?: Sat 26 August 2006

Open Letter to Jake Molloy, General Secretary of The Offshore Union:25 August 2006
Houston Chronicle: BP’s own audit finds big lapses in management (*Bill Campbell will be interested in this article): 25 Aug 2006
Aberdeen Press & Journal: SHELL BOSS IN ABERDEEN IS OFF TO ASIA (*troubled by his conscience?) : 24 August 2006

ShellNews.net: Comments on Shell Brent Scandal received from a Shell insider : 18 August 2006

ShellNews.net: Shell Insider comments on report: “Oil groups failing key North Sea safety tests”
15 August 2006

ShellNews.net: When is Shell going to sue former Shell International Group Auditor Bill Campbell for defamation? : 9 August 2006

HSE email regarding Bill Campbell and the Brent Fatal Accident Inquiry: 6 Aug 2006

The Guardian: Shell confesses to poor North Sea safety record and pledges reform: 27 July 2006

The ethical malaise at the top of Shell: 26 July 2006
http://shellnews.net/brent/shellnewsnet-ethical-malaise-article-july-2006.htm

ShellNews.net: Evidence of False and Improper Reporting and Testing of ESD valves: 23 July 2005

UpstreamOnline: Bravo deaths inquiry criticises Shell: 21 July 2006

Upstreamonline.com: Letter from Bill Campbell: Safety risk levels must return to ALARP values: 21 July 2006

ShellNews.net: A Shell insiders “Live Chat” posting On the Shell/NAM Warffum deaths (updated): 21 July 2006

ShellNews.net: Tank explosion kills two workers at Shell/NAM Warffum: http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2006/07/20/310505-water-condensate-tank-explosion-causes-two-fatalities-at-shellnam-location-warffum/: 20 July 2006

ShellNews.net: Leaked Jeroen van der Veer email relating to Shell Brent Scandal: 20 July 2006 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2006/07/20/shell-insider-letter-suppying-leaked-jeoroen-van-der-veer-brent-scandal-bs-email/

Evening Telegraph (Scotland): ‘Shell took cheap option’: 20 July 2006

The Times: Unions call for manslaughter law after Shell deaths inquiry: 19 July 2006

(http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/corporate/article689559.ece)

The Guardian: Shell Brent Bravo deaths ‘preventable’: 19 July 2006

Financial Times: Inquiry criticises Shell failings over rig deaths: 19 July 2006

Lloyds List: Shell criticised over North Sea safety: 19 July 2006

Brent Bravo inquiry determination: HSE statement : 19 July 2006

The Herald: Shell failed to learn Piper Alpha lessons : 19 July 2006

Daily Record: ANGER AT OIL RIG FAI OUTCOME : 19 July 2006

Dunbartonshire.co.uk, UK: New calls for corporate killing law: 19 July 2006

ShellNews.net: Extracts from Shell Insider emails regarding Brent Fatal Accident Inquiry: 19 July 2006

SHELL BRENT SCANDAL FATAL ACCIDENT REPORT: 18 July 2006
The following documents relating to the above Fatal Accident Report are of a technical nature and are published for analysis by Shell insiders and the media: They come under the heading of “evidence that the Sheriff may not have heard”
A comparison between PSMR findings in 1999, and post incident 2003
(Attitudes, values and behaviours – the cause of the systemic failure)

Second document: PSMR AUDIT TECHNICAL NOTE
http://shellnews.net/brent/PSMR-Technical-Notes-Brent-Bravo.doc
ShellNews.net: Shell North Sea Management Scandal between 1999 and 2003: Article by a “Shell Insider”: 10 July 2006
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Statement by Bill Campbell: The Shell Brent Scandal: His detailed response to recent comments by Shell: Published 8 July 2006

Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell Brent Scandal: Evidence relevant to the Accident on Brent Bravo not heard by the Sheriff at the Fatal Accident Inquiry: 8 July 2006

Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Unofficial transcript of BBC Radio – Brent Bravo/Bill Campbell interview (6 July 06)

Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Worse things happen at sea (Shell Brent Scandal) (3 July 2006)
ShellNews.net: A warning to Queen Beatrix about Royal Dutch Shell (an article which may be of interest to Shell Brent whistleblower, Bill Campbell: published 3rd July 2006)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Call for inquiry into oil rig safety regulator (The Guardian 30 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Union calls for safety probe at Shell UK North Sea operations (MarketWatch 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell denies safety lapses allegations, says investing $1 bln (MarketWatch 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell rejects claims of lax North Sea safety standards (Forbes/AFX News 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell accused of safety scandal ( Monsters and Critics .com 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell under fire over North Sea rig safety (Reuters 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Oil giant is accused of putting targets first and safety second (Daily Mail 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell faces accusations of safety scandal – report (Forbes/AFX News 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Unions call for inquiry into safety at Shell (The Times 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell report highlighted lax safety standards (The Times 23 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell accused over oil rig safety (The Guardian 23 June 06)
ShellNews.net: Sabotage attacks on Shell news websites? (23 June 06)
Dow Jones Newswires: Union Calls For Safety Probe At Shell UK North Sea Operations: 23 June 2006
Upstreamonline: From the start of his working life to retirement from Shell, Bill Campbell was a safe pair of hands (19 June 06)
Upstreamonline: Directors brought into the loop over claims in audit (“Finlayson… made false statements to the workforce and press”) (19 June 06)
Upstreamonline: Questions over ‘corrupt and deeply flawed independent verification process’ (19 June 06)
Upstreamonline: HSE under the spotlight as failings taint regulation system (Shell was, in his view, “criminally negligent”) (19 June 06)
Upstreamonline: Brinded shoots the messenger (19 June 06)
Upstreamonline: Shell in the safety firing line (”new crisis… potentially far more serious than the reserves issue”) (19 June 06)
Brent Bravo articles published in June and July, 2006 by the petroleum industry magazine, Upstream Online
ShellNews.net: A climate of fear among Shell employees (18 June 06)
The Scotsman: Shell ‘endangered’ oilrig workers’ lives (14 June 06)
BBC News: Shell ‘ignored accident warning’: If Shell, in 1999, had listened to what he said and taken action then, then the two guys wouldn’t have died…(14 June 06)
Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Oil worker deaths ‘could have been avoided’: The Herald 14 June 2006
The Scotsman: Two gas escapes in a fortnight hit rig where two oil workers died (13 June 06)
BBC NEWS: Two leaks on North Sea platform: 12 June 2006

BBC News – Shell sued by oil death partner: Keith Moncrieff, 45, and Sean McCue, 22, died after being overcome with gas on Shell’s Brent Bravo in 2003.: 12 May 2006

BBC News – ‘No risk check’ before oil deaths: Sean McCue, 22, and Keith Moncrieff, 45, died in the utility leg of the Brent Bravo platform in September 2003.: 25 Jan 2006

BBC News: Inquiry hears deaths ‘avoidable’: 23 Jan 2006
Offshore Industry Liaison Committee: Brent Bravo problems continue: 08 August 2005

The Times: Inquest into oil rig deaths opens: “Earlier this year Shell was fined £900,000 after admitting health and safety breaches in relation to the incident.”: November 01, 2005:READ

The Herald (Scotland): Two deaths on Brent rig were our fault, says Shell: “In April, Shell was given a £900,000 fine, equivalent to about an hour of its global profit, after admitting three health and safety offences.”: November 01 2005: READ

The Scotsman: Shell admits corporate failure on rig led to two men’s deaths: “”I wish also to emphasise at the outset of this inquiry that Shell will not depart in this inquiry from the rationale which led to the decision to plead guilty last year. “That involves an acceptance of certain deficiencies at a corporate level.”: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

The Daily Record: SHELL FAI: OILRIG CREWMEN WERE KILLED BY PATCHED-UP PIPE: “20-minute repair still there after a year, inquiry is told”: “Shell admitted breaching three health and safety regulations and were fined £900,000.”: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

BBC News: Oil platform deaths inquiry opens: “Shell admitted breaching three health and safety regulations and received what was thought to be the biggest fine given to a company following a North Sea accident.”: Posted Tuesday 1 November 05: READ

BBC News – Oil platform deaths inquiry opens: The fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of Brent Bravo oil workers Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue has begun at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.: 31 Oct 2005

BBC News – Oil workers in second evacuation: The majority of staff were taken off the Brent Bravo after the leak was found in the utility leg, less than two weeks after a similar alert.: 20 Aug 2005

BBC News: Corporate killing debate goes on: 25 August 2005

Glasgow Evening Times: Tragedy rig in new safety scare: “A Shell spokesman said today the rig had been “downmanned” and that 86 workers had been flown to nearby Brent Charlie, Brent Delta and North Cormorant rigs.”: Tuesday 9 August 2005: Read the article

The Times (UK): Rig evacuated after leak: “A North Sea oil platform where two workers were killed was at the centre of another safety scare yesterday after a leak was discovered in one of the rig’s legs.”: “In September 2003 Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue died after a massive gas escape on board the Brent Bravo platform. Shell was later fined £900,000 after it admitted a series of breaches of health and safety regulations.”: Tuesday 9 August 2005: Read the article

THE SCOTSMAN: 86 evacuated from North Sea platform after oil leak from tank: “In April Shell was fined a record £900,000 for safety failings on the platform that led to the deaths of two workers.”: Tuesday 9 August 2005: Read the article

BBC News: Platform evacuated in leak alert: “Sixty staff remained on Shell’s Brent Bravo platform and work was under way to repair the leak.”: “Offshore union leaders have expressed concern as Shell was recently fined £900,000 for a breach of health and safety on Brent Bravo, following the death of two offshore workers.”: “A fatal accident inquiry into that incident has still to be held.”: Monday 8 August 2005: Read the article

OilC.Org: Accountability?: The death of an offshore worker (Graeme Burns):

http://www.oilc.org/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=205

Death Investigated on Brent Bravo Platform: 8 Jan 2005: http://www.contractorsunlimited.co.uk/news/050108.shtml
An inquiry has been launched into the death of an electrician in the same utility shaft on Brent Bravo where two men were killed 15 months ago. Graeme Burns, a John Wood Group employee…
BBC NEWS: Worker dies on North Sea platform: 2 Jan 2005: Electrician Graeme Burns, 47, died while carrying out maintenance work with a colleague on Brent Bravo on New Year’s Day. …: BBC NEWS | Scotland | Worker dies on North Sea platform

BBC News – Top stories in Scotland this week: Two men died on Shell’s Brent Bravo platform. The pair were killed on Shell’s Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea in September 2003.: 22 Jul 2005

The Herald (Scotland): U-turn on Brent oil deaths inquiry: “Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue died when they were exposed to hydrocarbon gases on the Brent Bravo platform on September 11, 2003. At Stonehaven Sheriff Court in March, Shell, the oil company, admitted three safety breaches which led to their deaths.”: Posted Wednesday 20 July 2005: Read the article

The Scotsman: Families welcome inquiry into North Sea gas leak: “Mr Moncrieff, 45, a mechanical technician, and Mr McCue, 22, a trainee operations technician, died when they were engulfed in a gas escape inside the platform’s utility leg. Last April, at Stonehaven Sheriff Court, Shell was fined a record £900,000 for safety failings on the platform.”: Wednesday 20 July 2005: Read the article

BBC NEWS: Law chief orders rig deaths probe: “  The Lord Advocate said it would be in the “wider public interest” for an inquiry into the deaths of Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue. They were killed on Shell’s Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea in September 2003. Shell was later fined £900,000.”: “Shell admitted a series of health and safety breaches and was fined a record amount on a company following a North Sea accident.”: Posted Wednesday 20 July 2005: Read the article

Daily Record (Scotland): OIL RIG DEATHS PROBE U-TURN: “In April, Shell were fined a record £900,000 after admitting blunders leading to the deaths of Mr Moncrieff, of Invergowrie, Dundee, and Mr McCue, of Kennoway, Fife.”: Posted Wednesday 20 July 2005: Read the article

Grampian TV (Scotland): FAI to be held into oil platform deaths: “Earlier this year Shell was fined a record nine hundred thousand pounds after admitting health and safety breaches. The Sheriff who heard the case said there had been a “substantial catalogue” of errors.”: Posted Wednesday 20 July 2005: Read the article

Glasgow Evening News: Inquiry into rig workers’ deaths: “After the tragedy, operators Shell revised safety procedures and maintenance issues, admitting there were shortcomings.”: Posted 20 July 2005: Read the article

Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Brent Fatal Accident Inquiry Decision Overrule: 18 July 2005

BBC News – Law chief orders rig deaths probe: They were killed on Shell’s Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea in September 2003: Article dated 18 Jul 2005

BBC News – Offshore deaths inquiry ruled out
: The men’s families have reacted angrily to the decision after campaigning for an inquiry into the incident on Shell’sBrent Bravo platform.: 14 Jun 2005

BBC News – Top stories in Scotland this week
: Sean McCue and Keith Moncrieff died in a massive gas escape on the Brent Bravo platform in September 2003.: 29 Apr 2005

BBC News – Shell fined £900,000 over deaths
: Sean McCue and Keith Moncrieff died in a massive gas escape on the Brent Bravo platform in September 2003.: 27 Apr 2005

THE SCOTSMAN: Inquiry call as Shell admits safety breach in which two died: “Shell admitted the amended charges at Stonehaven Sheriff Court yesterday.”: “A spokesman said the firm had pleaded guilty to three amended charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act in relation to the incident. He said the company could not give out any further details as legal proceedings were ongoing.” (ShellNews.net) 31 March 05

BBC News: Shell guilty over gas leak deaths: 30 March 2005

BBC News – Shell faces charges over deaths: Sean McCue, from Fife, and Keith Moncrieff, from Tayside, were overcome by gas in a leg of the Brent Bravo platform in September 2003.: 9 Feb 2005

BBC News: Worker dies on North Sea platform: 2 Jan 2005

BBC News: Shell ‘admits’ shortcomings: 4 December 2003

BBC News – Anger over oil death report: Shell Expro has produced its interim findings following an investigation into the incident on the Brent Bravo platform last month.: 11 Oct 2003

BBC News: Oil workers were suffocated: 25 Sept 2003

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3138256.stm)

BBC News – Union raises platform leak worries: Danger concerns The HSE confirmed it had served a prohibition order on Shell Expro’s Brent Bravo installation.: 19 Sep 2003

BBC News – Second incident at oil platform: A large section of pipe fell from a crane on Shell Expro’s Brent Bravo platform off Shetland.: 14 Sep 2003

BBC News – Relatives’ plea over oil platform deaths: Unions have raised new concerns about a backlog of maintenance on the Brent Bravo but Shell said the Health and Safety Executive had given the a clean bill of health to its operations.: 12 Sep 2003

BBC News: Oil platform deaths inquiry begins: 12 Sept 2003

OILC.Org : Cheap at Half the Price: 11 Sept 2003

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