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Shell Oil president reports progress in Arctic offshore drilling off Alaska’s

The Arctic ecosystem is already weakened because the ice is melting, yet Shell is willing to risk an oil spill there that they wouldn’t be able to clean up. By Mo Ahmad – September 4, 2015 Alaska’s fiscal crisis seemed unimaginable only a few years ago when oil fields in the North Slope brought in […]

Insiders Perspective on Shell VP Arjen Dorland

One of few respected IT-illuminati, shortly before he retired, suggested that Dorland was a bit of an animal if not held on a tight leash… From a Shell Source Amusing to see Arjen Dorland extolling the virtues of technological enablement of exploration within Shell especially given his limited engagement with and knowledge of this part […]

Executive Pay

In the Oil & Gas sector we know that today’s decisions usually impact on results  several years out into the future.  I see todays Shell results largely attributable to decisions made by Jeroen van der Veer and Linda Cook on Sakhalin and Qatar.  They had the determination and vision to play the long game and […]

Canada candidate for top Shell job

Financial Times: Canada candidate for top Shell job By Carola Hoyos in London Published: May 19 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: May 19 2004 5:00 Royal Dutch/Shell yesterday announced the first promotion to its committee of managing directors since the scandal over its oil and gas reserves cut its members from six to three. The […]


She was universally hated and in the end Shell thankfully ducked appointing her as CEO and she cleared off in a hissy fit! Laughing all the way to the bank no doubt. Graphic From Daily Mail Article: Shell braced for yet another revolt over directors’ pay Wilt Staph Posting on Apr 15th, 2010 at 10:16 […]

Shell braced for yet another revolt over directors’ pay

“The oil titan is set to encounter protests over a controversial £4.8m severance deal for its former gas and power chief Linda Cook, a leading institutional shareholder told the Mail.” By Sam Fleming Last updated at 11:24 PM on 13th April 2010 Royal Dutch Shell faces another turbulent annual general meeting next month after failing […]

Short-termism at Royal Dutch Shell

There is a culpable short-termism about Shell at the moment. But we have seen it all before. POSTING ON SHELL BLOG 26 MARCH 2010 BY “Wilt Staph” There is a culpable short-termism about Shell at the moment. But we have seen it all before. It is mind-blowing that one of the world’s largest corporations cannot: […]

$7.6m golden goodbye for Shell Exec Linda Cook: No wonder she is smiling

Linda Cook: 29 years’ service with Shell. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Rex Features FINANCIAL NEWS 17 March 2010 Mark Cobley Yesterday the Dutch shareholders’ group VEB, which represents small investors, blasted Royal Dutch Shell for paying out $13m to boost a departing director’s pension pot, coupled with a $7.6m “golden goodbye”. Errol Keyner from VEB told the […]

Ex-Shell boss receives £5m sweetener

Daily Mail 17 March 2010, 8:11am Linda Cook, the former head of Shell’s oil and gas division, received a £5m compensation payment after losing out on the role of chief executive to Peter Voser. Compensation: Linda Cook In total she walked away with £7m including salary and bonus, making her the highest paid Shell executive […]

Shell to sell refineries to boost output

Daily Telegraph: Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled the most dramatic overhaul of its business in recent memory, outlining plans to exit more than a third of its 90 retail markets, slash refining capacity and return to growth after seven years of falling output. By Garry White Published: 10:10PM GMT 16 Mar 2010 Peter Voser, chief […]

Shell Pays CEO Voser $4.4M, Ex-Exec Linda Cook Gets $7.6M Severance

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MARCH 16, 2010, 6:47 A.M. ET By Lananh Nguyen and Jeffrey Sparshott Of Dow Jones Newswires LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) said Tuesday it made a $7.6 million severance payment to the former head of its gas and power division last year, making her the highest-earning executive at the […]

Shell’s female head of gas and power earned £3.9m in 2008 – by resigning

Oil company’s ‘golden goodbye’ made Linda Cook the second highest-paid businesswoman in Britain Terry Macalister, Monday 14 September 2009 18.39 BST: Linda Cook earned £3.9m last year, making her the second best-paid businesswoman in Britain. But the former head of gas and power at Shell only achieved the top remuneration spot after a “golden […]

BP shuts alternative energy HQ

• ‘Beyond Petroleum’ boast in doubt as clean energy boss quits
• Renewables budget will be reduced by up to £550m this year

Big oil maintains its focus, mostly, on… oil

And the European majors, BP and Royal Dutch Shell, who made names for themselves in leading the oil majors into renewables, now seem to be backtracking in those areas.

UPDATE: Leaked Shell E-mail Shows 62 Senior Executive Appointments

Monday June 22nd, 2009 / 17h48 (Adds detail, background.) LONDON -(Dow Jones)- An internal e-mail from Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) leaked to a blog critical of the company has revealed the appointments of 62 senior executives to new roles within the restructured company. The e-mail dated June 16, sent by incoming Chief Executive Peter […]

Surprise departure as Shell set for revamp, an independent website used by Shell staff, said yesterday that more than 30 per cent of senior managers were expected to go.

File of outspoken articles about Royal Dutch Shell 2004 – 2009

File of outspoken articles about Royal Dutch Shell published by this website since 2004.

We have a precise number of the Shell SEG getting the boot: a “HUGE” number

By John Donovan On Tuesday we published the article below. It was subsequently used as the source of multiple news reports around the world, including the lead front page article of the Financial Times newspaper published the following morning, Wednesday 27 May.  Later that same day, an article published by ROMANDIE NEWS quoted a Shell spokesman as […]


SHELL TO SLASH COSTS WITH GIANT JOBS CULL RESTRUCTURE: Peter Voser is going to restructure the company Thursday May 28,2009 By Andrew Johnson Royal Dutch Shell unveiled one of the most radical restructurings in its 119-year history yesterday in a move placing thousands of jobs at risk. Incoming chief executive Peter Voser is aiming to slash […]

New Shell chief ready to slash and burn

Shell will also set up a new division to handle project delivery and technology. It will be led by Matthias Bichsel, who is also Swiss. Some Shell employees complained on their website that a “Swiss Mafia” is running the group.

Scots Shell employees face wait over jobs decision

The group has 102,000 people worldwide, and a spokeswoman said yesterday the new organisation would have a smaller workforce.

Royal Dutch Shell restructuring to affect 24,000 jobs

Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled the most the radical restructuring of its operations for decades in a move that will impact over 24,000 jobs.

Massive shake-up at Shell puts 24,000 jobs at risk

Up to a third of senior management under threat By Sarah Arnott Thursday, 28 May 2009 Hot on the heels of the surprise resignation of top executive Linda Cook, Shell’s in-coming chief executive Peter Voser announced major restructuring plans yesterday that could cut thousands of rank-and-file jobs. Some 24,000 staff at the Anglo-Dutch oil giant […]

Shell to cut up to 10,000 jobs in worldwide restructuring

The Times May 28, 2009 Robin Pagnamenta, Energy and Environment Editor More than 10,000 jobs at Royal Dutch Shell are under threat as Peter Voser, the oil giant’s new chief executive, announced a radical shake-up of the company. In a series of moves designed to slash billions of dollars from Shell’s cost base and sharpen […]

Funeral in Berlin for many of Shell’s top brass

The Times May 28, 2009 Senior jobs are on the line at the oil company as the incoming chief executive unveils an efficiency drive Robin Pagnamenta Up to 200 Shell executives from around the world flew to Berlin this week for an unusual two-day meeting. The gathering, which began on Tuesday, offered a final chance […]

Thousands of Shell jobs on the line as Voser sweeps in with merger plans

Daily Mail By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 10:37 PM on 27th May 2009 Not so slick: Job cuts look imminent at Shell Thousands of jobs are at risk at Royal Dutch Shell as incoming chief executive Peter Voser announces a sweeping reorganisation.  The Swiss chief executive-elect is merging Shell’s Exploration & Production, Gas & […]

Shell shock as long-timer Cook is first to go in Voser cull

By SAM FLEMING Last updated at 11:53 PM on 26th May 2009 Going: Linda Cook will leave Shell after nearly 30 years working for the firm A management shakeup is looming at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell as anointed chief executive Peter Voser prepares to take the helm.  Shell yesterday announced the sudden departure of gas […]

Linda Cook, Shell’s top woman executive, is first casualty of boardroom shake-up

The Times May 27, 2009 Suzy Jagger, Politics and Business Correspondent Linda Cook, the head of Shell’s gas business, resigned abruptly yesterday, the first boardroom casualty at the hands of Peter Voser, the new chief executive of the oil company. Mrs Cook, who fought Mr Voser for the top job, is leaving after a “mutual […]

Shell shake-up to cut costs

In an e-mail to staff, he said the company was organisationally too complex, and its culture “too consensus-oriented”. He said his objectives were to cut costs, speed up large projects and make Shell “a simpler place to work”.

Shell spokesman says assertions of “pure speculation”

Tuesday, site, hosted by former employees against the direction of the oil company, had argued on the basis of internal sources as the new boss of Shell would cut a third of senior management positions. “Inevitably, there will be fewer jobs, but Shell did not set a goal in the subject, provided his side a spokesman for the group to AFP, calling the assertions of of “pure speculation”.

Shell confirms shake-up; vague on job cuts

A big restructure of Royal Dutch Shell by its incoming chief executive Peter Voser has been confirmed and it is set to affect 24,000 jobs, although the company will not say exactly how many of those jobs will be cut.

Shell restructuring puts 24,000 jobs at risk

Up to 24,000 jobs are at risk in Shell after the Anglo-Dutch oil group unveiled plans for a major restructuring.

The oil giant this morning revealed a shake-up in which its exploration and production, gas and power and oil sands units are to be merged into two new divisions.

Shell braced for massive job cuts in Berlin summit

27.05.09 Senior managers at Shell today started a two-day conference where they will be told of large potential staff cuts. The summit in Berlin comes a day after the oil giant’s head of gas, Linda Cook, left Shell after being passed over for the chief executive’s role. That job is being taken up by Peter Voser, the […]



“Grondige reorganisatie Shell”

Om kosten te besparen zou de nieuwe ceo van Shell 30 procent van de senior managers een gouden handdruk willen geven, zo schrijft Shell-criticus John Donovan op zijn website. Die informatie zegt hij van binnen het bedrijf te hebben.

Snur Shell på hodet

Ifølge, som er et uavhengig nettsted for Shell-ansatte, vil mer enn 30 prosent av høyere ledere måtte gå.

Shell rumored to plan restructuring, layoffs

By James Herron  Dow Jones Newswires POSTED: 05/27/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell will announce a major company restructuring, merging its exploration and production and gas and power units and laying off more than 30 percent of senior management, according to a post on the blog of Shell critic John Donovan Tuesday. Shell’s […]

Cost cutting to top agenda of incoming Shell chief

By Ed Crooks Published: May 27 2009 03:00 | Last updated: May 27 2009 03:00 Peter Voser, who takes over as chief executive at Royal Dutch Shell on July 1, is not wasting any time in reshaping the company the way he wants it. After having spent five years as chief financial officer , it […]

The most informative online source of Royal Dutch Shell news

By John Donovan This was all the information published by Shell on its official website yesterday concerning the departure of Linda Cook. 26/05/2009   Royal Dutch Shell plc announces directorate change The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced today that Mrs Linda Cook will resign as Executive Director of the Company on 1st June 2009. […]

Linda Cook, Shell’s top woman executive, resigns

Linda Cook, the head of Shell’s gas business, resigned abruptly yesterday, the first boardroom casualty at the hands of Peter Voser, the new chief executive of the oil company.

Shell shock as long-timer Cook is first to go in Voser cull

Daily Mail By SAM FLEMING Last updated at 11:53 PM on 26th May 2009    Going: Linda Cook will leave Shell after nearly 30 years working for the firm A management shakeup is looming at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell as anointed chief executive Peter Voser prepares to take the helm.  Shell yesterday announced the sudden […]

Shell showing three into two will go

It is expected that exploration and production and gas and power will be combined into a single division. The merged business is then expected to be split in two, with an American division run by Marvin Odum, now head of Shell Oil, the US subsidiary, and the rest of the world run by Malcolm Brinded, now head of exploration and production.

Shell: the owner of the gas division goes, rumor of reorganization

Linda Cook, boss of the division gas and energy “of Shell, on 2 July 2008 in Madrid LONDON (AFP) – Shell announced Tuesday that Linda Cook, patroness of the division gas and energy giant Anglo-Dutch oil and candidate in the general direction, leave office on 1 June, a start could be the prelude a major […]

Shell clears way for senior shake-up

By Ed Crooks and John O’Doherty Published: May 26 2009 09:54 | Last updated: May 26 2009 18:53 Royal Dutch Shell cleared the way for a management shake-up under its new chief executive on Tuesday as expectations mounted that Europe’s biggest oil company will soon unveil a wide-ranging restructuring. Shell announced the sudden departure of Linda Cook, head […]

Shell shake-up widely rumoured; E&P and G&P tipped to merge May 26, 2009 5:06pm by Kate Mackenzie Today we’ve heard a couple of rumours that the departure of Shell’s gas and power chief, Linda Cook, came ahead of some major changes to the company’s structure. One of those sources, both of them at Shell, said that the exploration and production unit was likely to merge […]

Cook’s sudden departure just the start of dramatic changes at Shell

By John Donovan The following information has been assembled from multiple Shell insider sources. Funeral in Berlin: Tomorrow a two day meeting commences in Berlin involving the Shell top 100.   A formal farewell to the departing Chief Executive Jeroen van der Veer will take place during the first day of the meeting.  The second day has been […]

Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on Linda Cook departure

By Paddy Briggs Cook’s departure is ego-driven. She lost out – so she walks away in a huff. But then that’s what you do when the only thing that matters is self-aggrandisement. What charecterises Shell head honchos in recent times is that it is all about self. Power, position, perks and obscenely inflated bonuses and […]

Shell gas chief exits after losing race for top job

Linda Cook, head of gas and power of Shell, the oil giant, will leave the company after missing out in the race to become chief executive and will forfeit a “loyalty” bonus of £800,000.

Shell’s top gas executive, Linda Cook, resigns ahead of CEO change

TOBY STERLING, AP Business Writer  3:13 AM PDT, May 26, 2009 AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell’s top gas executive and highest-ranking woman, Linda Cook, is stepping down June 1, the company said Tuesday, without giving a reason.  Cook, 50, had sometimes been mentioned as a possible successor to Chief Executive Jeroen van der Veer, who is […]

Shell: Gas, Pwr, Renewables Chief Linda Cook To Resign June 1

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) chief of gas, power and renewable energy Linda Cook has resigned unexpectedly, and will step down as an executive director of the company effective June 1, the company said in a statement Tuesday.