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LIVE CHAT COMMENT 30 OCT 2007: ‘Sakhalin Project Team morale at all time low’: ‘bring back the General’

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Guest 1116: Sakhalin Project Team morale at all time low this morning on this remote island as Schoolmaster Craig and Helpless Huijskes swing axe wildly and despatch our OPF Project Manager, Bernt Granas for no reason at all !!!!! Neither Craig nor Huijskes know anything about project management and even less about how to manage people. Cold, heartless, insensitive, incompetent and worthless managers. No wonder the project is delayed and wildly over budget. Time for all of us to get out of here before these

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Ian Craig is the Chief Executive of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company.

guest_4054 : Its not sad on Sakhalin, its hilarious. Helpless Huisjkes has also given away pipeline contract management to Nerd Nijsse(not nice at all) as he clearly believes he has no need for engineers or project managers. The project, according to Huijskes, will be built and controlled by accountants. Its hilarious to watch.

guest_1328 : Bring back the General – the only true leader at SEIC who was man enough and had the cojones to stand up to the crap we now have to endure

guest 6830: Anybody know what skills Seargant Bilko Rob Ryan brings to a technical position in either subsurface or project engineering issues like Sakhalin, he one of the smooth talking yank powerpoint and excel clowns from central command.

guest 5832: 6830 – you are so right. Ryan compares very well to polyfilla which one uses to superficially fill cracks in a wall before decorating. Unfortunately, the cracks (or structural deficiencies remain and return to haunt one later. Unless of course, the house has been sold! Ryan is indeed another superficial, upward managing bull shitter with the inter personal skills (and demeanour) of a prison camp warder. He gets where he is by the all American traits of bluster, B/S, hype, hypocrasy and hyperbole

guest 5832: BTW, just as a matter of interest, has anyone counted the incredible number of Americans in senior and very senior positions in Shell? The influx really began in the mid-’90s at which point Shell lost the plot. But hey ho – it will all become better when an American woman is in charge – wont it?? guest_5832 : continued – of the style typified by “let’s go kick butt in Iraq”. Sakhalin people – BEWARE.

guest 3479: Wouldn’t you think that Shell’s most visible project would be seen as requirng the best management? The Skhalin story is shameful.

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