I was reading some of your references to ‘strong men’ at the helm of Shell and the negative impacts they have had on the company.
In the States, the 1980’s were the decade of ‘Bookout’. This was when I worked for Shell.
At Shell USA John Bookout (right)was at the helm of the company from 1978 to 1986. He took the company down the road into heavy oil and the Belridge acquisition and moved away from a heavy emphasis on exploring for new reserves.