“I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!”
By John Donovan
Our new Sakhalin source, whose identity is well known to Shell and associated parties including Sakhalin Energy and Gazprom, has supplied us with emails they have received from current and former senior people involved in Sakhalin Energy. We believe the emails are genuine.
The following are extracts from one such email they received:
I did not react to your first email a week ago and have mixed feelings when you now send me another one.
I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!
Whatever happens with SNGS will happen but it is not up to me and neither do I want to be involved with SNGS now or in the future.
We were happy, not to have to be confronted anymore to anything related to all these negative things that happened in Sakhalin. We only would like to cherish the good things which luckily is much more than what happened at the end of our stay in Sakhalin.
Emails like you wrote to SEIC management will only be negative perceived by anyone who receives them and could be damaging for the people still working in SNGS. If we really do want to help the people in SNGS, than the best thing to do is to stay out of this and avoid that SNGS would receive more negative publicity regardless the good intentions you have.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Peter Voser has a copy of the email containing this chilling warning from a person genuinely concerned for the safety of this whistleblower.
We have received hundreds of emails from this whistleblower (and great admirer of David Greer) who mistakenly thought that they could sell their insider story to us. If the content of the emails is any guide, a tale of gossip, intrigue and corruption surrounding the Sakhalin2 project.
This is the same person who has made all kinds of unfounded allegations against us.