Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

SHELL PROJECT HERCULES RIGGED TENDER PROCESS

Extracts from the ebook “John Donovan, Shell’s Nightmare” (now available on Amazon websites globally)

From pages 39 & 40

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME LINKS TO THE EVIDENCE IN THIS EXTRACT HAVE  BEEN DISABLED. THEY ARE, HOWEVER, ALL OPERATIONAL WITHIN THE EBOOK. 

Extract begins

RIGGED TENDER PROCESS

AJL arranged for the same favored agency to miraculously win a SMART contract that had been put out to tender, even though they never took part in the tender. This was analogous to a horse winning a race in which it did not run.

I found irrefutable evidence in discovery that AJL had masterminded the rigging of the tender process. The conspiracy involved other Shell staff, including his line manager and, at least, one senior executive still employed by Shell, Mr. Tim Hannigan.

They deliberately connived to obtain confidential information from several companies under false pretenses. The companies were lured into the closing stages of a contract tender process. They were enticed into confidentiality agreements, again under false pretenses.

AJL turned the whole process into a plot to steal information from participants in the tender, when by that stage they had no prospect of winning the Project Hercules(Smart) contract in question.

Despite the damning evidence, Senior Shell executives, including a Shell Managing Director Malcolm Brinded, gave AJL their full backing when I bought the rigged tender process to their attention.

The following is an extract from page 69 of a Witness Statement AJL signed on 8 April 1999 when he mentioned the unreserved support he received from the highest levels:

“Such behaviour has caused me much stress and has only been tolerable because of the unreserved support I have received from Shell management to the highest levels as well as my colleagues, and because I am confident of our position.”

Extracts from the John Donovan ebook ends.

(Shell later settled the high court litigation I brought in relation to SHELL SMART (Project Hercules. With regards to Malcolm Brinded, he has played key roles in a number of major Shell scandals, including OPL 245.)

EARLIER EXTRACTS

John Donovan, Shell’s nightmare: Genesis

John Donovan, Shell’s nightmare: Süddeutsche Zeitung article

GERMAN TV: John Donovan’s revelations cost Shell billions

ARGUS FSU ENERGY INTERVIEW WITH KREMLIN ATTACK DOG, OLEG MITVOL

How Shell lost its majority stake in Sakhalin II

John Donovan, Group Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell PLC companies

Donovan family relationship with Shell

Long association with the Royal Dutch Shell

Since the 1990s, Shell has been at war with John Donovan

An unscrupulous Shell executive

0 Comments on “SHELL PROJECT HERCULES RIGGED TENDER PROCESS”

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: