Nobel Discoverer Grounding. Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
By John Donovan
As hinted at in my recent email to a senior official at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, we have received further information from the same whistleblower source who supplied a leaked copy of the Shell internal Pre-Start Up Audit for Shell’s disastrous Alaska drilling campaign.
This is the source who also tipped us off about the sacking of David Lawrence a day before the news broke in the mainstream media.
Shell has investigated several billion dollars thus far in its Arctic Campaign without a single well being sunk. It has retreated in disgrace from the Arctic with its offshore reputation in tatters with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior aptly describing its campaign as a “screw-up“.
Now we have whistleblower information about the undisclosed sensational misadventures, which befell the Noble Discoverer during its rebuild in Singapore and its shake down voyage to New Zealand, before being prematurely dispatched to Arctic/Alaskan waters.
This is likely to come as shocking news to the American authorities who have been kept in the dark.
Shell’s prospects of being allowed to return are melting away.
We anticipate publishing the article on Monday.