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Shell resumes drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters for first time since 2012

Yereth RosenAlaska Dispatch News: July 31, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell began drilling an exploratory well in Alaska’s offshore waters Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the company said. At about 5 p.m. Alaska time, the Transocean Polar Pioneer began drilling at the Anglo-Dutch oil company’s Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea, according to Anchorage-based spokeswoman Megan Baldino. The move came on […]

Saudi- Motiva shutdown may call for Aramco FDI review

The Port Arthur refinery is one of three refineries in the Gulf of Mexico region owned by Motiva Enterprises, LLC, which is another 50-50 joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Shell Oil Company. Its expansion took 5 years and $10 billion to complete. But with the bad news of shutting down the expansion project on […]

Shell Motiva VP Tom Purves falls victim to his own Game

By Joe Blow It was with some elation that I heard of Mr. Purves’ fall from grace with his superiors. In fact I popped the cork on a fine bottle of wine that I have been saving for just such an occasion.  As I sipped my wine and imagined what must have happened, many theories […]

Real reason behind Shell spying operation on the Donovans?

“It would indeed be ironic if the resources of one investigative arm of the U.S. government has been used by Shell in an attempt to impede the Shell/Gale Norton corruption investigation being carried out by another investigative arm of the U.S. government.” By John Donovan In December 2009, following an analysis of Shell internal communications […]

Todd Monette departure: “William T. Purves Swings his Heavy Axe Once More”

It is apparent Mr. Purves… feels that his most valued contribution is to spend his time getting rid of people who are both smarter and more capable then him. As most of you have seen the insider posting regarding the un-timely departure of Todd Monette from his Technology Manager role at Deer Park Refinery, the […]

Shell Motiva VP Tom Purves rewarding his loyal subjects

Greetings Folks, Interesting developments regarding Thornal and Royer, Thanks for bringing them forward Golden Triangle Watchman, I had intended to but got rather busy of late.  Thornal was clearly an example of Purves rewarding his loyal subjects, Royer is a bit surprising.  You see folks Mr. Royer had intended or desired to work a few […]

From a leaked Shell email: More Shell Appointments under Voser Restructuring

By John Donovan Shell’s attempts at stemming the flow of leaked Royal Dutch Shell confidential information to this website using external security organizations, involving sinister “invisible” (covert) activity, has self-evidently been less than successful. The flow has increased substantially over recent months, as regular visitors and Shell management will have noticed. THE MOTIVA MAFIA It […]

Morale at all time low, managers and supervisors more focused on fear of job stability – Shell insider

Morale is at an all time low, managers and supervisors are more focused on the fear of job stability than effective leadership. Many who have not been affected by the current staff reduction exercises are scared, and some are looking for a way out of Shell.

Leaked Shell Email Announces Senior Staff Changes at Motiva US Refineries

By John Donovan Rumors posted earlier today confirmed A leaked email dated 25 September 2009 sent on behalf of Tom Purves (Royal Dutch Shell Vice President Manufacturing US Gulf Coast and Motiva Vice President of Manufacturing), announces senior staff changes involving the Motiva Norco Refinery, the Shell Norco Chemicals Plant and the Motiva Convent Refinery. […]

Leaked Email from Shell VP Tom Purves reveals confidential Motiva Business Plans

By “Jo Blow”, a Shell/Motiva Insider. I was asked to provide commentary on the email below which is a Shell/Motiva leaked email provided to this site by another insider.  This email is believed to be authentic and authored by the sender Tom Purves, Regional Vice President of Downstream Manufacturing for The Americas Gulf Coast Region.  […]

A retraction by Jo Blow

“Jo Blow” has asked us to substitute the posting below for the one previously displayed. From “Jo Blow” Greetings, Yesterday I posted an article that I am not proud of.  I allowed my emotions to cause me to lower myself in the last paragraph to a level that I personally do not care to sink […]

A long overdue response to “Uncle Tom’s” Shell Blog Post

For whatever reason inside me, something compels me to continue revisiting the post made by Uncle Tom

Shell/Motiva CEO Bob Pease dragged into Tom Purves controversy

By John Donovan The following is a self-explanatory email I sent earlier today to Robert (Bob) Pease, President & Chief Executive Officer of Motiva Enterprises LLC, which is jointly owned by a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco and Shell. From the Motiva Website: Formed in 1998, Motiva Enterprises LLC operates primarily in the eastern and southern […]

Right of reply extended to Jeff Funkhouser, Production Manager, Shell/Motiva

Dear Mr Funkhouser You may have seen the email I sent yesterday to Tom Purves inviting him to provide for unedited publication on our website, his response to the serious allegations leveled against him by contributors to our Shell Blog facility. As you are probably aware, you have also been a target for some equally […]

An email to Shell/Motiva Vice President, Tom Purves

EMAIL TO TOM PURVES: I am sure you must be aware that you are a constant source of controversy and debate on our website with all manner of allegations concerning your alleged misconduct and alleged lack of ethics. The number of postings over the last 24 hours in particular is extraordinary. No other Shell executive from anywhere in the world attracts as many unfavorable posts on our site.