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Shell’s leaked global organisation changes: Part 3

By John Donovan

Today we publish another sizeable chunk from Shell’s current internal consultative document which, although directed at Shell’s Dutch employees, includes a detailed description of Shell’s proposed global organisation changes. Still no legal action by Shell to prevent publication of its plans. 

Consequences of the proposed change for the current PTD global organisation EC-1, -2 &-3

As shown above a new integrated Technology organization is proposed to be created that will consolidate all technology development and deployment activities, and will provide end-to-end accountability for technology commercialisation. The current PTD organization would become part of the new Technology organization.

PTD:

  • The EVP DS Technology position, located in the UK, ceases to exist.
  • The PA position based in NL supporting the EVP DS will change reporting line to the new EVP Technology, this is an interim solution, the position will be reviewed together with the ASU reviewVP CRI & Criterion, (PTD/Z, PTD/R)
  • The VP CRI & Criterion role, located in US, cease to exist
  • 15 EC-3 roles reporting currently to the VP CRI/Criterion cease to exist. Among these, 2 are located in the UK (GM Criterion EMEAR, GM EO Catalyst EU), 10 in the US and 3 in Singapore.
  • The GM ECS currently reporting to the VP CRI/ Criterion changes reporting line to the GM New Business Development.VP Strategic Customers (PTD/S)
  • The VP Strategic Customers role, located in UK cease to exist
  • It is proposed that the activities currently performed by the direct reports of the VP Strategic Customers (EC-3) would now report at EC-4.
  • It is proposed a GM Technology Licensing will be created and based in the Netherlands. It is proposed the GM-ship will include 3 Regional Licensing Managers (EMEAR, APAC, & Americas) to execute the licensing sales strategies and provide single points of contact for licensing and services customers. There will also be a Licensing Refining Technology Manager (NL), Licensing Technology Manager Gas & Chemicals (NL), NOV Commercial Manager (NL), Licensing Technology Manager Indirect Sales (NL) and the creation of 2 new Licensing Development Managers (NL), to accelerate technology and maturation of market introduction

VP Catalyst Technology (PTD/C)

In the Catalyst technology, currently there are 6 GMships. Two GM-ships, one in NL and one in US support Criterion Catalyst company, the world’s largest supplier of hydroprocessing catalysts for refining applications. Three GM-ships, one in NL and two in US support CRI Catalyst Company for chemicals, environmental and gas conversion applications. A final GM-ship in India is focused on developing novel catalytic materials.

In the new organizational design, the Catalyst GM-ships will be consolidated (by reducing from six to four) in three main application areas – GM Refining Catalysts, GM Chemical Catalysts, GM Gas Conversion Catalysts, while maintaining the GM-ship for Novel Catalytic Materials. This would provide for clearer line of site to the business and bring groups with similar areas of focus together. Analytical capability which has grown over time within the Catalyst Technology group is also proposed to be moved out of Catalyst Technology and into the Analytical group to remove duplication and put the right work in the right place.

  • The VP Catalyst Technology role, located in the US ceases to exist
  • The position Safety and Facilities Oper. Repr. SAFOR, currently reporting to the VP Catalyst Technology, located in the US, ceases to exist.
  • The Manager Catalyst Innovation, located in NL, changes job title to GM Gas Catalyst Technology and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The General Manager (Refining Catalyst Technology), located in US, changes its job title to GM Refining Catalyst Technology and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The General Manager Novel Catalytic materials, located in India, changes reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The Global Manager (Chemicals Catalyst Technology), located in US, changes job title to GM Chemicals Catalyst Technology, moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The Principal Scientist, located in NL, changes reporting line to the Team Lead Hydroprocessing Catalyst Technology
  • The General Manager (EO Global R&D), located in US, changes its job title to EO Global R&D Manager and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The PT-Trade Controls Manager, located in US, moves reporting line to the GM Chemicals Catalyst Technology
  • The Project Leader, located in US, moves reporting line to the GM Refining Catalyst Technology
  • The Manager Zeolyte Catalyst Technology, located in NL, changes job title to Team Leader Hydrocracking Catalyst Technology and moves reporting line to the GM Refining Catalyst TechnologyGM Refining Technology (PTD/TR)
    Refining Technology (under the GM Refining Technology) has changed its delivery model effective 1st June 2017 as part of the Manufacturing Asset Support Delivery Model Review. In the new model, routine technology asset support has been moved into one new support organisation within DS-M (the new “Manufacturing Support & Excellence” organisation). This enabled direct impact to the business with simpler access to support from a single multi-disciplinary team, fewer funding discussions, improved budget control and a faster response to issues. The P&T Refining Technology organization has become a smaller, nimbler organization focusing on differentiating capabilities in line with the Delivery Model principles. Consequently, it is not proposed to make substantive changes within PTD/TR at EC-4 and below.
  • The GM Refining Technology role, located in NL, ceases to exist
  • The Manager Fractionation Research Inc, located in US, ceases to exist
  • The Lead Principal Technologist HP, located in NL, changes reporting line to the GM HP & Base Oils
  • The Service Manager, located in US, ceases to exist.
  • The Lean Coach, located in NL, changes reporting line to the GM Lean Agile CoE
  • The Global Technology Manager – Distil, LE & TC, located in India, changes job title to GM Distil, LE & TC and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The Global Technology Mgr HP & Base Oils, located in NL, changes job title to GM Mgr HP & Base Oils and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The Global Technology Mgr FCC & Del. Coking, located in US, changes job title to GM Fluid Catalytic Crackers and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The GTM FEDM, Crude Exc. and Optimization, located in India changes job title to GM FEDM and Optimization and moves reporting line to the VP Catalyst and Refining Technology
  • The Lead Principal Tech.Distill.&Separations, located in US, changes reporting line to the GM Distil, LE & TC.
  • The Project Manager KM & RD Planning, located in US, changes reporting line to the GM FCC.VP Fuels Technology (PTD/F)
  • The VP Fuels Technology position changes reporting line to the EVP Technology.
  • The GM Diesel Development, currently located in the UK, changes location to Germany by 2020to be closer to the related experimental assets.
  • The GM Innovation, currently located in Germany, changes job title to GM Future Portfolio and Maturation and is proposed to change location to the United States by 2020 to improve proximity to the innovation hub in the new Technology organization.
  • The LEAN Coach ceases to exist by the end of 2018. organization.VP Global Commercial Technology (PTD/L)
  • The VP Global Commercial Technology, located in the UK, will directly report to the new EVP Technology and moves to the United States by 2020.
  • The GM Innovation and Technology Sourcing position, located in France, ceases to exist and the scope is distributed across remaining GMs (see below).
  • The current GM Global Commercial Technology Americas takes over the responsibility for Lubrication Science on top of managing the pool of product developments in Houston. The pool of technicians currently lead by this GM will move below the new GM Global Operations Lubricants.
  • The GM role B2B Lubricants Technology, located in China, is downgraded based on the most recent evaluation and to fall in line with other Lubricants GMs and that the Marine technician skillpool currently in this GM-ship move to the GM Operations in Fuels. In addition, this role takes over the responsibility for Baseoil Technology and that the role moves to the United States by 2020.
  • The GM OEM and Direct Sector Technology position, located in the UK, ceases to exist and the scope is distributed across remaining GMs (see below).
  • The current GM Global Commercial Technology Europe takes over the responsibility for Lubricants Technical Services on top of managing the pool of product development in Hamburg. The pool of technicians currently lead by this GM will move below the new GM Global Operations Lubricants.
  • The current GM Global Commercial Technology Asia-Pac takes over the responsibility for OEM Lubricants Technology on top of managing the pool of product developments in Shanghai (& Bangalore). The pool of technicians currently lead by this GM will move below the new GM Global Operations Lubricants.
  • The GM B2C Lubricants Technology, located in the UK, takes over the responsibility for a dedicated network of Auto-OEM Product Application Specialists on top of the current tasks and that the role moves to China by 2020.
  • The Business Improvement Manager moves reporting line to the VP Innovation Excellence as Lean/Agile Coach and will remain being located in Hamburg.GM Chemicals Technology (PTD/TC)
  • The GM Chemicals Technology position, located in NL, ceases to exist
  • The GM Technical Manager Process Engineering Chemicals Projects (PTD/TCA), located in the US, ceases
  • The that 6 positions currently reporting to the GM Chemicals Technology (2 in US, 3 in NL and 1 in India) change reporting line to the new VP Chemicals and New Energies Technology.
  • The DS Project Programme Manager, located in NL, changes reporting line to the GM CP Proj. Maturation & Group Suppliers.Chief Process Engineer/GDH Process Engineering (PTD/P)It is proposed that the position of Chief Process Engineer/GDH Process Engineering ceases to exist. A new Chief Engineer position will be created covering Process Engineering and Discipline Engineering, to be called Chief Facilities Engineer, located in Projects & Engineering. A new GDH role will be created covering Process Engineering, Utilities and Flow Assurance to be called GDH Process Engineering, located in Projects & EngineeringBusiness Advisor to EVP DS Technology

    The Business Advisor to EVP DS Technology position, located in NL, ceases to exist

EXTRACTS END

Being published tomorrow:

Consequences of the proposed change for the current PTI organisation, including NL

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