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Shell’s Arctic extraction to take decades before oil flows

Marvin Odum, Shell’s head of oil and gas production in the Americas, told the Financial Times that the company’s success or failure this year and next in making a significant discovery was critical for the future of Arctic oil development. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. WARNS THAT PRODUCTION IS UNLIKELY TO COMMENCE UNTIL THE […]

Shell considers small North America energy deals even after BG

Shell considers small North America energy deals even after BG Deals | Thu May 14, 2015 12:58am BST Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) will consider small additions to its North America oil and gas business, despite ruling out large acquisitions after its deal to buy BG Group Plc (BG.L), Marvin Odum, director of Shell’s Americas […]

SPECULATION: Announcement of a Shell BP merger later today?

By John Donovan On 29 Jan I published the comments from a former Shell employee who advised, based on Shell insider information, that Ben van Beurden and Marvin Odum would be ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange to day, celebrating the launch of SHLX (Shell Midstream Partners LP) on the NYSE. That seemed […]

Ben Van Beurden Ringing NYSE Bell on Monday?

Hi John, I am an ex-Shell employee and appreciate your site very much. I still keep in touch with friends at Shell, and one of them is traveling to New York this weekend ahead of the NYSE bell ringing ceremony on Monday. My friend was told that BVB and Marvin Odum would both be in […]

Shell BP Mega Merger: Fact, or extremely well informed conjecture?

It was this article, followed by the oil price crash, which led to the growing speculation about a Shell BP Mega Merger. By a confidential contributor. Shell BP Mega Merger: Fact, or extremely well informed conjecture? …its a typical dark, smoke-filled room where two teams of senior people – top echelon, Board level types, not […]

Royal Dutch Shell Plc News Roundup Sat 4 Sept 2014

Royal Dutch Shell Plc CEO Ben van Beurden says he can’t deny returns are too low By John Donovan Mixed fortunes for Shell in the last few days.  Ben van Beurden says he can’t deny returns are too low Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has admitted to the Wall Street Journal that he […]

Shell drills deeper in the Gulf of Mexico to meet demand

Extracts from a Telegraph article by Scott Campbell published 19 July 2014 It is with some pride that Marvin Odum, the president of Shell Oil and director of its upstream business in the Americas, talks about the rapid pace at which his company is reaching new depths in the Gulf of Mexico. “More people have […]

Shell Tackles Climate Change

Extract from an article published 1 July by Financialbuzz.com read moreLike this:Like Loading…

Marvin Odum speaks out

Article by M. Nadeem published 27 June 2014 by insider monkey.com under the headline: “Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Subsidiary Shell Oil Company President Marvin Odum Discusses Energy Industry State” In a Fox News’ Opening Bell program on June 27, Shell Oil Company’s, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc), President, Marvin Odum, talked about the […]

Shell Oil Boss Marvin Odum Should Resign after Alaskan Debacle

Now we have further confirmation that Shell was trying to dodge a multimillion tax bill. This time confirmation comes from the findings of an investigation by the Coast Guard division of US Homeland Security. There are going to be more Royal Dutch Shell executives looking for alternative employment… And Marvin Odum, Shell’s boss in the […]

Why wasn’t Marvin Odum fired after the Alaskan debacle?

Extracts from an article published on Thursday 13 March 2014 by Rigzone.com under the headline: “Shell Looks for Tighter Grip on Upstream Americas” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden commented: “Shell has a strong asset base and industry leadership in many of its growth themes. While this position of strength gives confidence for the future, it […]

Shell halts work on Pierre River oil sands mine in northern Alberta

Jeff Lewis | February 12, 2014 5:18 PM ET CALGARY – Royal Dutch Shell PLC told regulators it is halting work on its Pierre River mine in northern Alberta’s oil sands and that it has no idea when it may revive the blueprints. The Hague-based company this year cancelled plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic and […]

Shell EP: The lame being led by the blind

So the shock of not becoming number one was too big for Andy Brown. I wish him a speedy recovery and thereafter he should go spend quality time with his family and enjoy his earnings. Wetselaar is no doubt a brilliant finance man. But a finance man is really a failed banker, not good enough […]

Shell CEO Peter Voser: Did he jump or was he pushed?

Why would the issue of payment for loss of office even arise? Perhaps I am wrong but I am left with the impression that his early departure was by mutual consent and on the basis of no compensation for loss of office? In other words the board wanted him to leave early and he agreed? […]

Shell train wreck in sight?

TIME TO PUT ON THE HARD HATS? Overall, Shell’s strategy now seems to involve stopping capex and unloading assets in something resembling a fire sale – perhaps to cover the losses in the US, perhaps because it sees a need to fight off a hostile takeover, or perhaps because of the potential liabilities if it […]

Voser’s on the way out…. let’s book the losses!

The people who will really be laughing are those who sold the US prospects to Shell over the past few years. These assets were acquired by Shell at a cost of several billion dollars right at the top of the market. FROM A SHELL RELATED SOURCE Looks like Ben van Beurden is going to be […]

Shell shock as new boss is appointed

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL sprang another surprise on the City yesterday by naming its head of refining Ben van Beurden as its new chief executive to succeed Peter Voser next January. Published: Wed, July 10, 2013 Dutchman Van Beurden, 55, who has been with the Anglo-Dutch oil giant for 30 years but only appointed to the […]

Shell: New Boss required but limited choices

As for Commander Odum, he of the theatre of Operations, only a marine incident etc school he was doomed not by the grounding of the good ship Kulluk, but in the lie telling that followed.  It was not I fear just poor Lawrence of Alaska who suffered from this misadventure.  COMMENT RECEIVED FROM BILL CAMPBELL, […]

Shell picks Ben van Beurden as surprise new chief

Royal Dutch Shell has named Ben van Beurden, a 30-year company veteran, as its new chief executive in an unexpected appointment. By James Titcomb: 9:21AM BST 09 Jul 2013 The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said on Tuesday morning that Mr Van Beurden, 55, will take charge at the start of next year, with current CEO Peter […]

Shell names van Beurden as surprise choice for CEO

“It’s initially something of a surprise. The question is, who is this guy,” Royal Bank of Canada analyst Peter Hutton said. By Sarah Young and Kate Holton LONDON | Tue Jul 9, 2013 4:55am EDT (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) named head of refining Ben van Beurden to replace chief executive Peter Voser, a […]

Shell Picks New Chief Executive

By STANLEY REED: Published: July 9, 2013 LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, surprised markets on Tuesday by naming Ben van Beurden to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive on Jan. 1. Mr. van Beurden, a Dutch national who is 55, has headed Shell’s large marketing and refining business since January and […]

Shell Names Refining Chief Van Beurden to Succeed CEO Voser

Royal Dutch Shell Plc unexpectedly named refining boss Ben van Beurden to succeed Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser as Europe’s largest oil company looks to manage rising capital spending. When Voser announced his retirement in May, Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry and U.S. head Marvin Odum were seen as front runners for the top job. […]

Who Will Replace Shell Chief Peter Voser? Top 6 Potential Front-runners

An article published on 18 June contains information about six potential front-runners to replace Peter Voser, the current Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell Plc The six are: Simon Henry, Marvin Odum, Andrew Brown, Matthias Bichsel, Josef Ackermann and Hans Wijers. Link to the article Like this:Like Loading…

A slap for Shell

By Rob Davies: PUBLISHED 22 May 2013 Investors joined environmental protesters in giving Royal Dutch Shell a slap on the wrists, as a tenth of them failed to back the oil giant’s pay arrangements. In what is likely to be chief executive Peter Voser’s last annual meeting before he retires, some 10 per cent of […]

Shell says hunt for new CEO is underway

By Andrew Callus THE HAGUE | Tue May 21, 2013 9:35am EDT (Reuters) – The hunt for Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) next chief executive is underway, its chairman said on Tuesday, after CEO Peter Voser made what could be his last appearance at the oil group’s annual shareholder meeting. Voser announced his surprise decision three […]

Shell’s succession plans in focus at annual meeting

  THE HAGUE | Tue May 21, 2013 12:05am BST May 21 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch/Shell CEO Peter Voser may be making his last appearance on the podium at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, turning the spotlight on management’s plans for a successor. Voser announced his surprise decision three weeks ago to step […]

THE RACE FOR VOSERS JOB

With regard to your most obvious rivals, Simon Henry seems to be a very intelligent, competent executive, but comes with the baggage of his starring role in the reserves scandal. I published our verdict. Based on my strange experience of communicating with Marvin Odum via RDS Plc Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes, I reached the conclusion […]

Shell Chief to Leave Next Year

 “One of the few blots on Mr. Voser’s record would be Shell’s high-profile exploration effort in Alaska, which has been plagued by accidents and other problems. Those difficulties have led Shell to suspend drilling until at least 2014.” “…candidates to replace the chief executive…”: “A third possibility is Marvin Odum, 54, an American, who runs […]

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL SCREW UP IN THE ARCTIC

In case you are not aware, ***I have already supplied Shell insider information and leaked documents to the Department of the Interior. A senior person requested our help on behalf of the DoI, which we were happy to give. We will of course be pleased to assist in any further requests made of us. EMAIL […]

One-on-one with Shell Oil president Marvin Odum

The U.S. will always need our oil. Apr 3, 2013 James Cowan Marvin Odum’s job titles could fill several business cards. He is president of Shell Oil Co. in the United States, and sits on the executive committee of Royal Dutch Shell, its parent company. But for Canadians, his most important role is serving as […]

The danger of getting into bed with Shell

By John Donovan Marvin Odum, the President of Shell Oil Company, has said that “Royal Dutch Shell is making a significant push into venture capital investing and collaboration with early-stage startups in the energy space.” See Wall Street Journal article “Shell Looks for Startup, Tech Partnerships Now More than Ever“. This initiative is designed to […]

Marvin Odum, just another Shell snake oil salesman

By John Donovan Based on insider information, we beat Shell to the punch by announcing a day before Shell, that David Lawrence had left the company. We said that he had been fired after Shell’s Arctic plans fell apart. When Shell was put under pressure to comment, the company claimed Lawrence was leaving by mutual […]

Shell Oil Axes Exec For Alaska Drilling Fiasco. Will More Heads Roll?

Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff: I’m based in Houston, Texas. Energy capital of the world. David Lawrence, the executive vice president directly responsible for Alaskan operations has left the company. A Shell spokesman says that “Mr. Lawrence’s departure from Shell is by mutual consent.” Lawrence had been with Shell since 1984. His departure was first reported […]

MARVIN ODUM DESCRIBES KULLUK SHIPWRECK AS A ‘MARINE TRANSPORT ISSUE’

EMAIL SENT 25 MARCH 2013 BY BILL CAMPBELL TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE. MR CAMPBELL IS A RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR OF SHELL INTERNATIONAL. EMAIL CONCERNS LAUGHABLE STATEMENT MADE BY MARVIN ODUM (RIGHT) DESCRIBING THE KULLUK HITTING THE ROCKS AND CONSEQUENTIAL ABANDONMENT OF SHIP AS A ‘MARINE […]

SHELL SENT WORLDS OLDEST MOST ILL-PREPARED DRILLING SHIP TO ALASKA?

According to our whistleblower source, the entire rebuild and preparation was carried out at a reckless pace and the Noble Discoverer departed on its way to New Zealand without even being certified. As a consequence of the botched processes, the ancient ship repeatedly broke-down on the high seas during the move to New Zealand. Because […]

Sudden Demise of Lawrence of Alaska

“Can your source confirm if this formal PSUA was ever completed and if so what was the audit opinion?”: “…in summary were these 2008 recommendations signed off by Lawrence of Alaska in a flawed process when indeed they had not been fully implemented –  a not uncommon occurrence worldwide in the greater Shell empire?” (Sacked […]

SACKING OF SHELL EXEC DAVID LAWRENCE, LEAKING OF KEY INTERNAL DOC

By John Donovan Printed below is an email that I sent on Thursday evening to Mr. Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary & General Counsel of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. It mainly concerns a leaked Shell internal document related to Shell’s Drilling Campaign in the Arctic, which ended with Shell’s offshore reputation being left in tatters. As […]

David Lawrence, Shell Exec VP responsible for Arctic Exploration Fired?

David Lawrence PR spin about Shell Exploration projects, including its Arctic Plans. Before he was fired after Shell’s plans fell apart. AMENDED 11.22 GMT: The question mark can be removed. We have confirmation that David Lawrence has been fired. By John Donovan We have received a report from a normally reliable insider source that David […]

Shell CEO Peter Voser and the Arctic Fiasco

In February 2011, Peter Voser, who can be compared with Custer for leading an ill-advised charge, was becoming irate about the delays stating: “I’m not prepared to take the uncertainty and pay the money and then not get to the drilling,”; “We need urgent and timely action on permitting to go ahead with the 2012 […]

Selection of links to Shell related articles 8 March 2013

Selection of links to Shell related articles kindly supplied by a regular contributor Shell Oil out: Native tribe still sees threat to “Sacred Headwaters”: Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)-The Tahltan Nation, in remote northwest British Columbia, blocked roads and staged sit-ins to keep Shell Oil from developing a huge coal bed … Photos: Shell’s drillship heads […]