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Shell’s Oil Production Director Andy Brown Takes Medical Leave

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 07.56.54“First Voser, then Rees and now Brown…would the last one to leave the CMD please remember to turn out the lights?”: “Just read the news on your site! What is happening??? Never heard any rumour he was not well. And to quote Yogi Berra: ‘It ain’t over till it’s over’…. Who is next?”

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By Eduard Gismatullin January 20, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the biggest oil company in Europe, said its production director Andy Brown is taking leave to recuperate from recent medical treatment.

Maarten Wetselaar, executive vice president for integrated gas projects, will be acting upstream chief in addition to his duties until Brown returns, The Hague-based Shell said today in a statement without indicating when that might be.

Brown, at Shell for about 30 years, became head of upstream operations in 2012. He has led the Pearl gas-to-liquids project in Qatar, the Anglo-Dutch company’s most expensive, and was responsible for the Qatargas-4 liquefied natural gas venture.

He was an internal candidate to be chief executive officer at Shell after Peter Voser unexpectedly quit last year. Ben van Beurden, a former refining executive, became CEO from Jan. 1.

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COMMENT RECEIVED FROM “OUTSIDER”

First Voser, then Rees and now Brown…would the last one to leave the CMD please remember to turn out the lights?

My guess is that Shell’s bottom line is going to take a hit of over $1bn per year with the reduction in Groningen output – does anyone have the data for a more accurate calculation?

COMMENT RECEIVED FROM “AN OLD EP HAND”

Hello John

Just read the news on your site! What is happening??? Never heard any rumour he was not well.

And to quote Yogi Berra: ‘It ain’t over till it’s over’….

Who is next?

COMMENT RECEIVED FROM AsiaDragon: Submitted on 2014/01/20

Ben, if it is true Andy is leaving, bring an Asian to the CMD to make a real difference.

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