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The BP disaster: Who said ‘this would be impossible in Shell?’

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Amidst all the news on Kulluk, let’s not forget about the other one

This is what you get if you use old stuff from the scrap yard…

Remember the hypocritical “blistering attack” by Shell CEO Peter Voser on BP over the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill:

Voser promised that Shell would never make the same mistakes as BP.

Since then, blunders and corner-cutting has led to the current debacle.

To me it is all about technical competence.

Many moons ago the Troll project was delivered on time and within budget. This was more innovative and challenging than drilling some wells in Alaska. But then we had the likes of Chapman in charge and not corner-cutting bean-counters like Voser and Henry.

What about the statements of that smug retired HR toad Hofmeister???  He also dumped on BP (and Hayward) while campaigning for Shell to be given a green light to drill in the Arctic. Should never listen to fast talking americans.

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