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The general thrust seems to be that a current OPL 245 contract tender has been rigged for corrupt purposes benefitting Shell, ENI and certain Nigerian parties. Shell has past expertise in such matters

By John Donovan

More information has arrived as a follow up to the information we published recently in the article “More OPL 245 corruption, continues into 2018?

OPL 245 is the notorious Nigerian oil deal involving the fraudster Dan Etete and more recently, his equally charming nephew, Ken Etete.

From what I know thus far, the leaked documents I am receiving now on an almost daily basis are authentic and were not previously known to OPL 245 investigators. I now have multiple insider anonymous contributors whose identity is known only to me. Frankly, I don’t know what it all means, but the information is apparently valuable to OPL 245 investigators who are trying to unravel what is going on.

The general thrust seems to be that a current OPL 245 contract tender has been rigged for corrupt purposes benefitting Shell, ENI and certain Nigerian parties. Shell has past expertise in such matters.

The whistleblower says:

“It is important to let everybody understand that what Shell and ENI people are currently doing is really against the Nigerian national interest because they are increasing the price of 40% and reducing the local content requirement from 55% to 36%. The adjustments are designed to generate more funds for corrupt parties. They can do these things only if people really powerful in the Nigerian government and in the oil companies Shell and ENI are fully supporting them!! All of these corrupt people are lining their own pockets. Bumi Armada cannot comply with the provision of the local content commission letter.

As can be seen from the document dated 14 February 2018, Bumi Armada is trying to involve Saipem, under the direct pressure  of Shell Management and NAOC people in particular Massimo Insulla, for three main reasons: first for compliance reason to Nigerian local content act because Saipem owns the biggest yard in Nigeria, second for avoiding that Saipem will rise problems, third to satisfy the interest of Stefano Cao. Please attached you can find the mail used by Bumi Armada to invite Saipem the real winner!!

Published below is a screenshot extract from a local content commission letter.

Main part of above text
Based on their submissions and in conjunction with the ITT requirements for Nigerian content on this package as well as NCDMB no Objection letter to NAE ref: ES/NCDMB/NAE/05/17 dated June 9, 2017, all the bidders have provisionally complied with the minimum Nigerian Content requirements for the above-subject project as prescribed for in the NOGICD Act 2010.
The bidders that have provisionally complied are therefore qualified for an award recommendation, contingent upon to the satisfaction of the Board prior to contract award:
  1. Demonstration of in-country investments in the development of their own fabrication yards with lifting capacity or investments in ownership of functioning existing yards having the capacity to execute 9000 tons (Topsides 7000 tons and Appurtenances 2000 tons) of fabrication.
  2. Finalization of all MOAs with their nominated local vendors/suppliers and in-country service providers representing their firm Nigerian Content commitments (as contained in the table attached), subject to other commercial considerations.

Nigerian Content commitment inside out-of-country SoW Tenderer(s) shall identifies the COREN registered (i.e. with practising license) indigenous engineering company participating in the execution of the SOW (i.e. Early engrn., Hull engineering, LQ engineering, Mooring engineering) and confirming the allocation of 50% of the total man-hours out-of-country to that entity for Nigerian Content.

TEXT EXTRACT ENDS

The whistleblower has asked me to draw the attention of our readers to the content of the following article. I do not know who published it.

GROUP WANTS BUHARI TO PROBE AWARD OF OPL 245 ZABAZABA PROJECT BY SHELL, AGIP

*** CLAIMS OIL COMPANIES WORKING AGAINST RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

 A social crusader group, the Grassroot Movement Against Corruption (GMAC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), the National Security Adviser and Directorate of State Security (DSS) to beam their searchlights on the alleged $2 Billion corruption scandal in the award of OPL 245 Zabazaba  Agip/Shell JV Project.

The group in an open letter to the President accused Agip and Shell of planning to work against the re-election of President Buhari in 2019, saying that the two companies have no reason to award the OPL 245 Zabazaba Project to Bumi Armada Berhad (BAB), the highest bidder for the job.

According to the group, “Our findings revealed that Agip and Shell have perfected plans   to award the contract to Bumi Armada Berhad that bidded  highest as against Bluewater/ Saipem. Bluewater / Saipem bidded for 5, 426,500,714 USD (98%), Bumi Armada Berhad 7, 622,412,019 USD (134%) and 7, 630,575,309 USD (135%)”.

“Mr. President, this should not be allowed as it will rubbish the fight against corruption of your government. This $2 Billion fraud that is being spearheaded by Agip and Shell is to fight against the re-election of the President in 2019. We know that the President is not aware of this sudden manipulation by the two giant oil companies that are not pleased with your fight against corruption, hence we are imploring you to direct the EFCC, DSS and National Security Adviser to investigate this unholy act of the two oil giants,” GMAC stated.

“Mr. President, this extra $2 Billion bribe is to be given to a well known Nigerian and former Petroleum Minister whose nephew is linked to Bumi Armada Berhad. This fraud money is to be used against the re-election of Mr. President in 2019”, the group added.

The open letter  was signed by its President – Alhaji Mohammed Haku; Secretary – Hon. Bode Aremu and Public Relations Officer –  Comrade Ebi Tutu.

According to the group also; “The corruption scandal of $2 Billion if allowed to see the light of the day will dent the image of the administration of Mr. President and it will be an international disgrace to the Nigerian Government. The two oil companies are out to use the difference of the award amount ($2 Billion) to fund the 2019 election against the President”.

“The two companies must be questioned on why are they giving the job to the highest bidder. People around the President should investigate this wide scale fraud because it is a big embarrassment to the Nigerian Government. These two oil giants are out to sponsor the 2019 election against the President with the extra $2 Billion. This sudden change of the award of the contract by the two companies to the highest  bidder should not be tolerated. Those at the helm of affairs of these companies must be brought to book. The Nigerian Government should urgently invite the Managing Director of Agip for questioning over this manipulation. Those around the President, if they love him and wants him to succeed in his fight against corruption must act fast to investigate the activities of the two companies regarding the award of the Zabazaba Project. Those to carry out the investigation may not necessarily wait for a directive from the President before they act, delay on the matter should be avoided because the two companies are very smart and so they must be investigated quickly”.

They are awarding to Bumi Armada Berhad to pay somebody and nobody in Nigeria, in Italy, in Saipem is saying anything. If this is allowed to take place under the current administration, then the fight against corruption is useless”.

“Our investigation also revealed that in a letter dated August 30, 2017 by the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board to the Managing Director, Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, clearly stated the bidders that have provisionally complied are therefore qualified for an award recommendation, contingent upon to the satisfaction of the Board prior to contract award”.

VERSION OF THE ARTICLE IN ITALICS PUBLISHED SEVERAL HOURS LATER ON THE SAME DATE: 10 JUNE 2018: GMAC Raises The Alarm Over $2 Billion OPL 245 Zabazaba AGIP/SHELL JV Project Scandal

Updated 11 June: Group Cries Out Over Alleged $2bn OPL 245 Zabazaba AGIP/SHELL JV Project Scandal

Finally, I note that interesting related comments have been posted onto the article:More OPL 245 corruption, continues into 2018? 

Italian
on Jun 9th, 2018 at 15:22 

Reading the papers is clear that there is something wrong:
– The offer of Bumi Armada is the 40% higher than the saipem one;
– The local content % is really low in the Bumi Armada offer the 36% versus the 55% of the saipem offer, not respecting the Nigerian local content act
It is clear that the Nigerian Government people are not acting in the interest of Nigeria! Increasing of Costs and Less work for Nigerian people!!!
And the worst is that everything is happening after a not acceptable delay for the whole project!!! Could be that everything is justified to reach an equilibrium of personal interests of Shell, Agip and Nigerian Government People. I hope we will understand!!

Bob
on Jun 9th, 2018 at 13:35 

I read carefully everything I would like to underline that it is not reasonable that eni wrote that saipem did not provided the guarantee because Saipem is under control of the Italian Government and the eni itself!!! Then it is easy to stop Saipem banking capacity!! One question why the Saipem CEO didn’t react with the main shareholders?

Cast of Players: Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Eni. Dan Etete. Malcolm Brinded OBE. Ben van Beurden. Simon Henry. Peter Robinson, Guy Colegate. Simon Henry. MI6. Hakluyt & Company. Ian Forbes McCredie CMG OBE. John Copleston. Ann Pickard. Keith Ruddock. Maarten Wetselaar. Ian Craig. Finance Uncovered. Global Witness. Barnaby Pace. UK Serious Fraud Office.

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By John Donovan

A high level insider source is alleging current major corruption in the continuing OPL 245 Zabazaba Shell/Eni JV project.

The source has supplied documents/emails from 2014 to 2018 containing references to  various parties, including Shell and Eni, relating to OPL 245. Links to the relevant leaked information/evidence are published below. 

It may assist investigators from anti-corruption organisations (such as Global Witness and Finance Uncovered) more familiar with the overall situation, who are trying to put all of the pieces together in a web of continuing financial machination and complexity. 

A criminal trial relating to alleged past OPL 245 related corruption is already underway. 

Some items are marked as being strictly confidential, stipulating circumstances in which they should be destroyed. 

This is what our foreign source alleges: 

The novel on OPL 245 it is not over. The cost for the development will be increased by 2 billion USD without any reason and present Shell management is not doing anything to avoid this.

I can imagine the reason …

The middle man  for Bumi Armada in Nigeria is Akanimo Udofia.

In 2015 Eni was ready to award the contract to Bumi Armada but they were scared by the partnership of Bumi Armada with Ken Etete, Nephew of Dan Etete …

now they are awarding to Bumi Armada to pay somebody… and nobody in Nigeria, in Italy, In Saipem is saying anything…

Source allegations end. 

Information supplied to John Donovan by the anonymous insider source. 

ENI letter dated 31 Jan 2018 with related emails and a signed letter of commitment from China Merchants Industry Holding. 

Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board letter dated 30 August 2017 addressed to The Managing Director of Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd. 

Century Energy Services Limited and Bumi Armada Berhad Memorandum of Understanding dated 2014 (unsigned) 

Related Century Group OPL 245 Proposal (undated)

More confidential emails – I have removed the repetitive legal warnings attached to the confidentiality of each email. I have also redacted some information using xxxxxx.

From: Ken Etete

Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 11:42 AM

To: HBAM (hassan.basma@hbaoffshore.com); ravi shankar (raviprab@me.com)

Subject: FW: Etan: Agreement & Execution

Dear Hassan, Ravi,

Eni has informed BAB their bid is rejected as long as we cannot sent this agreement to Eni and the local content authority. They are prepared to expand the scope to include all the installation work.

Regards

Ken

Inizio messaggio inoltrato:

Da: xxxxxxxxx xxxxx@gmail.com>
Oggetto: Re: Etan: Agreement & Execution
Data: 10 aprile 2015 18:35:42 CEST
A: Xxxxxxxx xxxxx

Thank you.

Are the agreement content shared between century and bumi?
Regards

Il giorno 10/apr/2015, alle ore 18:12, xxxxxxxxx xxxxx ha scritto:

Dear Xxxxxxxxxx

Please see the mail thread below. Also try to make Bumi Armada Berhad(BAB) honour the Agreement with Century Energy Services Limited because this will help to actualize our expectation.

Kind regards

Xxxxxxx

On Friday, April 10, 2015 5:06 PM, Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com> wrote:

On Friday, April 10, 2015 4:20 PM, Ken Etete <kenetete@ceslintlgroup.com> wrote:

Dear xxxxxx,

Please see thread below

Regards

Ken

From: Ken Etete
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 11:42 AM
To: HBAM (hassan.basma@hbaoffshore.com); ravi shankar (raviprab@me.com)
Subject: FW: Etan: Agreement & Execution

Dear Hassan, Ravi,

Eni has informed BAB their bid is rejected as long as we cannot sent this agreement to Eni and the local content authority. They are prepared to expand the scope to include all the installation work.

Regards

Ken<AGREEMENT BAB CESL PROJECT MGT-EPCI PHASE OPL245.docx>
<PROPOSAL OPL 245.docx>
Inizio messaggio inoltrato:

Da: xxxxxxxxxx.gmail.com
Oggetto: I: Etan: Agreement & Execution

From: Ken Etete
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 11:42 AM
To: HBAM (hassan.basma@hbaoffshore.com); ravi shankar (raviprab@me.com)
Subject: FW: Etan: Agreement & Execution

Dear Hassan, Ravi,

Eni has informed BAB their bid is rejected as long as we cannot sent this agreement to Eni and the local content authority. They are prepared to expand the scope to include all the installation work.

Regards

Ken

EMAILS END

Cast of Players: Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Eni. Dan Etete. Malcolm Brinded OBE. Ben van Beurden. Simon Henry. Peter Robinson, Guy Colegate. Simon Henry. MI6. Hakluyt & Company. Ian Forbes McCredie CMG OBE. John Copleston. Ann Pickard. Keith Ruddock. Maarten Wetselaar. Ian Craig. Finance Uncovered. Global Witness. Barnaby Pace. UK Serious Fraud Office.

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Posting by Bill Campbell, retired Shell HSE Group Auditor, on the article “Shell are in trouble. Deep trouble”  

RDS vs. Peter Robinson Esq as trouble looms

At the time I found it inexplicable that Shell launched it’s vitriolic attack against its ex employee and obedient servant Peter Robinson. With only weeks to go before the Trial in Italy WHY on earth would Shell undermine its own case at the upcoming trial by suggesting that Robinson was other than an upstanding member of society?

Well, it now appears kinda obvious, Mr Robinson it seems had gone outside the tent and has started urinating in, assisting the prosecution perhaps, if so deep trouble clearly looms.

If Robinson has in fact done this then in the eyes of Shell no greater sin exists hence the vitriol in the BVB correspondence to staff.

Bill

BILL CAMPBELL POSTING ENDS

Cast of Characters: Dan Etete. Malcolm Brinded OBE. Ben van Beurden. Simon Henry. Peter Robinson, Guy Colegate. Simon Henry. Eni. MI6. Hakluyt & Company. Ian Forbes McCredie CMG OBE. John Copleston. Ann Pickard. Keith Ruddock. Maarten Wetselaar. Ian Craig.

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UPDATE 6 JUNE 2018: Overnight developments:

POSTING BY JOHN DONOVAN ON SHELL BLOG

After putting “A Mole” in direct contact with one of the key investigative organisations in relation to the OPL 245 corruption scandal, this anonymous source has now supplied them with more information relating to the OML 30 Nigerian oil deal involving Shell/Heritage Oil and Guy Colegate.

I am also in contact with a person who appears to be a key player in the OPL 245 scandal. I await promised documents from this insider source to whom I have also guaranteed anonymity.

SHELL BLOG EXTRACT ENDS

Cast of Characters: Dan Etete. Malcolm Brinded OBE. Ben van Beurden. Simon Henry. Peter Robinson, Guy Colegate. Simon Henry. Eni. MI6. Hakluyt & Company. Ian Forbes McCredie CMG OBE. John Copleston. Ann Pickard.

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Frankly, I don’t give a f*** about Shell’s lawyers. I already have Shell internal communications stating that Shell will never sue me because I have too much “internal laundry” on the unscrupulous oil giant.

A MESSAGE TO THE STREET FIGHTER, PETER ROBINSON: FROM JOHN DONOVAN

Hello Peter

You may have seen the Shell Blog post from HAN SOLO that I have published as an article: “Shell are in trouble. Deep trouble”.

The author quotes the wise saying: ‘keep your friends close, keep your enemies even closer’? There is another equally ancient proverb that may also apply: ‘My Enemy’s Enemy is My Friend’.

I know what its like to be betrayed and become the subject of sinister activity by Shell and its army of spooks and ruthless, unprincipled lawyers. You are probably beseiged by such activity at the moment.

I want you to be aware that I am willing and able to publish any information you care to supply in relation to Shell.

Providing I am convinced the information is genuine, I will publish information about Shell that no one else would dare to do. Frankly, I don’t give a f*** about Shell’s lawyers. I already have Shell internal communications stating that Shell will never sue me because I have too much “internal laundry” on the unscrupulous oil giant. Why else would Shell permit this website to exist decade after decade?

The fact that the website, which the FT has aptly described as an open wound for Shell, uses the top-level domain name royaldutchshellplc.com, which Shell spectacularly failed to seize in a 2005 legal battle, makes the situation even more delicious.

If you have information to supply on an anonymous basis, or otherwise, please contact me at john@shellnews.net via a secure email address. We could thereafter set up secure communications. Or if you prefer, keep posting on the Shell Blog.

Whether or not you are the author using the alias HAN SOLO, I would be pleased to assist in presenting your side of the story.

I think you are already aware of the support you have received here from one of our valued contributors, Bill Campbell, retired HSE Group Auditor of Shell International. One of the good guys with an open mind. He knows all about Mr Brinded, as do I.

Cast of Characters: Dan Etete. Malcolm Brinded OBE. Ben van Beurden. Simon Henry. Peter Robinson, Guy Colegate. Simon Henry. Eni. MI6. Hakluyt & Company. Ian Forbes McCredie CMG OBE. John Copleston. Ann Pickard.

Role of a hapless Ann Pickard in OPL 245 – Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com

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