Comments on: Shell Blog http://royaldutchshellplc.com News and information on Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:45:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Relieved http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-1086858 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:45:43 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-1086858 We have been through Shell’s creative reserve estimations before. Are we now being treated to round two ??

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By: Relieved http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-1086685 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:32:52 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-1086685 Ireland is supposedly a modern republican democracy, yet its officials and their stooge cops act as if they are a former Soviet satellite. John Locke said: ‘Where the law ends, tyranny begins.’ I think it is time for some internal housecleaning within the Irish government.

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By: Oilman@ http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-1086566 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:25:00 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-1086566 Mr Supershell – do you realise how hypocritical you appear? You criticise this website and its owner but you visit regularly. Also do you not believe in freedom of speech? In my long career at Shell I have found many people from the US with such strange and draconian opinions. If you don’t like the website you are free get your information elsewhere.

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By: fe http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-1084420 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:50:55 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-1084420 In my opinion Bill Campbell is right about his risk assessment of the Prelude. If there is an accident (and sooner or later an accident will happen) the damage will be much larger than on a comparable site on shore.

In my view an accident resulting in a fire is inevitable. Especially because the focus of Shell’s project department is on planning and budget. Taking shortcuts on quality and safety, including the violation of international standards is not a problem for the Shell top management. On a project like the Prelude the pressure on delivering on time will be enormous, this will effect the quality and therefore increase the risk.

A second issue is operational errors leading to fires. The question is not if it will happen, but when it will happen. Just analyse the number of fires on a on- shore Shell site! Keep in mind that the real number will be higher, because Shell is doing it’s utmost best to hide and downplay any kind of negative publicity.

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By: supershell http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-1083568 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:37:41 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-1083568 Mr Donovan, your speculative article on the pending retirement of Mr Brandjes, RDS Company Secretary, is less than honourable. Other than the regular visitors to your website (myself included), he is probably the only person in the world who has been reading the conjecture and general guff in your emails for the last xx years. His sense of duty to the Company is admirable! Deep down you must be longing to get out of the life of updating your miserable website and find a new purpose. Would Mr Brandjes’ retirement be an appropriate trigger to do so?

REPLY BY JOHN DONOVAN

No. Wishful thinking on someones part. I enjoy having a free hand to publish information about Shell and hope I will continue to do so for many years to come. Bit puzzled why you remain a regular visitor when you describe the website as being miserable. What’s the compulsion to return? Are you paid to visit? Is it not part of your job to do so? You are aware of Shell’s policy of how best to deal with the existence of this website. It is not working. The damage to Shell has been enormous – literally billions of dollars (Sakhalin2) – and well worth the time and cost to me. I know that many people must be baffled why Shell does not take legal action against me bearing in mind that some articles, such as the spoof article you complain about, may appear rather forthright. The reason why I am not buried in injunctions is because of meticulous research to ensure I can substantiate in court everything I publish about Shell and its management. In other words, I have the documentary evidence. If convinced information is true I am prepared to publish it, including leaked documents, such as from Lavelle, the Dublin law firm, that no other website or news source would dare to publish. I do not have to obtain approval from an editor or from lawyers. It is my decision alone. That makes this website a very dangerous Internet outlet for Shell attracting as it does, disgruntled parties from around the globe. Hence the spying activity and attempts to close it down and kill news stories about our activities. I did have some regard for Mr Brandjes when he initially acted in a gentlemanly fashion after being appointed as my designated contact at Shell, but it eventually evaporated, along with his good manners.

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