Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Posts from ‘September, 2009’

BAE Systems whistleblower accuses Shell & BP of money laundering Al-Yamamah proceeds

IDscan-finalUPDATED DECEMBER 2010

A BAE Systems insider from the AL-Yamamah and AL-Salam Projects in Saudi Arabia, is supplying internal BAE, Saudi, and UK MOD documents to the US Department of Justice (DoJ) which is carrying out an investigation into alleged corruption.

The samples we have seen include correspondence between high ranking officers in the British and Saudi military responsible for administering the Al-Yamamah oil-for-arms barter deal.

One example is a letter marked”SECRET” from Brigadier General Prince Turki Bin Nasser Bin Addul Aziz, Royal Saudi Air Force Al-Yamamah Project Officer, to an MOD Air Marshal within Project Al-Yamamah.

Extract from a Guardian newspaper article “Prince Turki: The man with everything“:

“The man who allegedly received most from BAE’s £60m slush fund, Turki bin Nasser, is a rich man. He has nearly 200 classic cars, a £20m private Boeing business jet, a large yacht called the Sarah, a sumptuous mansion in Beverly Hills and houses in Barcelona, Riyadh, Dharan and London. His London home is in Sussex Square, near Hyde Park.” read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Bloomberg accused of publishing false Royal Dutch Shell production forecasts

POSTING ON SHELL BLOG BY “Outsider”

How much did Shell pay Bloomberg to misquote their production forecasts?

It is unbelievable that two of Bloomberg’s journalists have put out a story, reprinted around the world again and again, which is completely false. Shell’s own forecast in the Deutsche Bank presentation is that they will be producing 3.2 MMBOE/day in 2012, while BP expect to produce 4.1 MMBOE/day.

Shell overtaking BP? I don’t think so. Some of the articles even attribute yesterday’s increase in Shell’s share price to the claim that Shell will increase their production by 30% – could it be that someone is deliberately trying to manipulate the share price? read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Big-spending Shell ready to overtake arch-rival BP

London Evening Standard

Jim Armitage Jim Armitage 25 September 2009

Shell is close to overtaking BP as Britain’s biggest producer, research showed today.

Held back by seven years of falling production, Shell’s output levels are about to erupt way beyond those of its arch-rival as a host of new investments in projects start to pay off.

Chief executive Peter Voser spent a record amount last year on expansion around the world, ranging from a massive oil sands development in Canada to the Sakhalin II project in Russia.

As a result, oil and gas output will be up a third, or 1 million barrels a day by the end of 2012. At those breakneck levels, Shell will be pumping out 4.25 million barrels against BP’s 2012 estimate of 4.1 million. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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.

Certain information has been removed to protect our insider source.

THE LEAKED SHELL/MOTIVA INTERNAL EMAIL

From: Deroche, Liz O MOTIVA-DMM/60
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 8:33 AM
Subject: Senior staff changes involving the Motiva Norco Refinery, the Shell Norco Chemicals Plant and the Motiva Convent Refinery read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Updated: Rumors Circulating Inside Royal Dutch Shell…

It is no secret that Shell is planning major job cuts.

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Pete Voser first warned of job cuts months ago but has not been forthcoming on details.

The long delay has led to numerous press articles on the subject. Just days ago the Times reported that up to 10,000 jobs are expected to go.

This has all naturally led to speculation and rumor.

Here are some currently in circulation…

Some people apparently are whispering about cullings of 20-30% in Rijswijk and head office in The Hague… read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell Upstream Boss Malcolm Brinded: Mr Overpromise and Underdelivery

Slide21

COMMENTS BY “OUTSIDER”

(Please note some pdf links contain multi-page docs and may take a while to download)

The Bloomberg article of September 25th seems to echo a very familiar concept from the Watts/Enron era – promises, promises and more promises. But where is the additional production promised by Brinded repeatedly over the past few years?

A remarkably prescient presentation entitled “overpromise underdelivery” was published on this site a few years ago. We seem to be repeating the process. Shell is shedding staff precisely because it does not have enough projects to justify current staffing levels. In the medium term a lack of development projects can only lead to a decline in production. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell Output Set to Pass BP With $40 Billion Spent on Projects

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, held back by almost seven years of falling production, is set to overtake BP Plc after about $40 billion of investment from Qatar to Brazil.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

A battle waiting to happen

Shell is friends again with Mr Putin, but only three years ago it was given an almighty kicking for its arrogance.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Putin thaws on foreign firms as gasfield proves too big too handle

In 2006 Shell was forced to give up control of Sakhalin, a big liquefied natural gas project in Eastern Siberia, ceding half of its interest to Gazprom after a dispute over costs and alleged environmental violations.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Seeds of next Shell reserves scandal being sown

Shell Reserves Fraudster, Sir Phillip Watts

Shell Fraudster, Sir Phillip Watts

From a Shell Insider

Nice hoax on the Pectina Devastatis!

But do not forget it was true then and it still is true today! And history always repeats itself, also in Shell.

Remember the heady days in the early 2000s when Reservoir Engineers were deemed to be a bunch of overly conservative intellectuals and evil Watts and his bully boys were going to sort them out and teach them what ‘real’ business meant. The process of rewarding promise and penalising realism was implemented with great vigour. We all know what happened next. Watts fired in disgrace but with a handsome pension. Huge fines by the SEC etc. One would hope we had learned from this. But not so. Of late bad man Bichsel is sending out his hit squads to all operating units to sort out those same stupid Petroleum Engineers who are not increasing the reserves quick enough. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell to sell Greek retail assets to Motor Oil

About 700 Shell gas stations to change hands

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Russia Invites Foreign Cos To Join Arctic Gas Project

Gazprom operates Russia's only LNG project, the Sakhalin-2, located on the Pacific island of Sakhalin. Shell was forced by Russian authorities to cede control of the project in 2007 - a move that scared off many investors, who saw it as a sign of the Kremlin's attempt to renationalize its energy resources.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell: Murder and cover-up on the high seas (updated)

Over two decades later Rapmund's family was contacted by a fellow crewmember at the time of the tragedy who wanted to clear his conscience about his knowledge of what really happened. Basically he revealed that Leo Rapmund had been murdered and there were many eyewitnesses to the crime. The family claim that when they contacted Shell in 1995 with this alarming news, Shell and its lawyers (the most prestigious and expensive law firm in the Netherlands, De Braauw, Blackstone & Westbroek) denied any knowledge or responsibility and treated them in a disgusting and arrogant manner. All responsibility and accountability were rejected. The family was fobbed-off...

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell CEO says prepared to study Yamal LNG project

Reuters

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser

Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:32am EDT

SALEKHARD, Russia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is prepared to undertake a feasibility study of a project to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the northern Russian region of Yamal, Chief Executive Peter Voser said.

Voser made the statement on Thursday at a meeting between Russian officials and foreign energy executives.

(Reporting by Gleb Bryanski, writing by Robin Paxton)

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell Partner Arrow Targets 10-Fold Gain in Gas Output by 2015

Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Arrow Energy Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Australian coal-seam gas partner, will start drilling in Indonesia and may expand in Europe and Southern Africa as it pursues a 10-fold jump in production by 2015.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Pectina Devastatis – Shell Decay by Cor Houtenboer

The laugh is on us this time…

The information in the article below is an elaborate hoax supplied from a Dutch Shell source…

(no such author or book actually exists)

Content of the email received:

Subject: Anyone out there taking bets on how long Shell will exist?

In 2004 the Dutch author Cor Houtenboer published exclusively in Dutch in a only very limited edition his book ”Pectina Devastatis” (”Shell decay”).

Unfortunately I only have the summary page of an online bookshop and a newspaper article on this book.

Houtenboer analyzed the decay of Shell up to the spring of 2004 and predicted the total dismantling of Shell somewhere in 2008.

In my view, the credit crunch retarded this process, but with the upcoming reorganization the downfall will resume critical momentum. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
%d bloggers like this: