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Spectacular falling out of ‘Security Professionals’ at the top of Shell: Latest News 19 Jan 2019

Doc 1- Michael Oliveri Complaint against Shell Oil Company dated 27 June 2017. 72 pages with lots of revealing high-level Shell internal emails as exhibits.

Court Order on Oliveri Case 15 Jan 2019

By John Donovan

Former FBI Special Agent Crockett Oaks III joined Shell in 2003 and until two years ago was paid over $325,000 per year as head of Shell Security in the Americas. He has a military background currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Oaks had a Top Secret U.S. Government Security Clearance through the military connection that afforded him the opportunity to attend classified U.S. federal government security briefings for the private sector (on behalf of his employer, Shell).

Oaks was for some time involved in Shell’s murky Nigerian operations as Shell Head of Business Integrity in Nigeria. A little matter called OPL 245, along with other Shell sponsored corruption, was also going on at the time.

He was wrongfully dismissed on an unrelated matter. He refused to countenance a policy of illegal discrimination insisted upon by his boss James W.D. Hall, Vice President of Corporate Security, located at Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Global Headquarters in the Netherlands. Mr Hall is another person with a spooky background.

Crockett Oaks III was accused of allegedly hiding a Conflict of Interest by hiring a friend, Mike Oliveri – another senior officer from the same U.S. Army Reserve Unit. Oaks supplied copious evidence proving the allegation was unfounded.

The heated dispute ended up in the U.S. courts. (The link to my article 12 April 2017 from which part of the above text is taken.

I published a further article on 17 August 2017

Extracts

The falling out was over the hiring of another recruit to Shell’s corporate security Mike Oliveri, another guy with a senior military/security affairs background.

Shell picked on the wrong guys to upset, Crockett Oaks III and Mike Oliveri.

Crockett Oaks III sued Shell for a “systemic pattern and practice of intended discrimination at Shell and its parent company, Royal Dutch Shell plc”.  Basically, discrimination and retaliation.

He had the goods on Shell, which quickly settled for big bucks. The secret details, juicy quotes and revealing Shell internal emails were sealed into a confidentiality agreement. Fortunately, I have an excellent US source.

Now Mike Oliveri is suing Shell on pretty much the same grounds, perhaps salivating at the prospect of a similar big bucks settlement to buy his silence. He knows all about Shell’s wrong-headed support for James W.D. Hall despite the blatant disregard by Mr Hall of Shell’s claimed business principles and his underhanded retaliation against Oaks and Oliveri when they stood up against his ill-treatment of them.

The Court Order issued a few days ago dismisses Shell’s attempt to seek a Summary Judgment rejecting the claim of alleged discrimination.

“For the foregoing reasons, the court concludes that there is a genuine issue of material fact such that a reasonable jury could find the actions taken by Shell against the Plaintiff constituted discrimination…”

Although Michael Oliveri’s battle against Shell continues, the back history is so embarrassing for Shell that it is unlikely Shell will want the witnesses and related toxic testimony and evidence paraded in open court.

Shell is therefore likely to settle out-of-court with Mr Olivri as it wisely did with Mr Crockett Oaks III and with me on several occasions.

CURRENT/FORMER SHELL PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CASE, AS INDICATED IN COURT DOCS

Bruce Culpepper, Shell’s then US Country Chairman and Shell Oil Company President

James W.D. Hall, Vice President of Corporate Security, located at Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Global Headquarters in the Netherlands. A British Citizen.

Crocket Oaks III, then Regional Security Manager – Americas, Shell Oil Company

Michael Oliveri, Shell Security Advisor US (Briefly)

Ronan Cassidy, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Scott Ballard, ShellExecutive Vice President, Human Resources, U.S. Operation read more

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Royal Dutch Shell News 17 Jan 2019: 4 articles

Angry Dutch citizens on Thursday will ask their country’s highest court to put an immediate end to gas production in the Groningen region due to the risk of life-endangering earthquakes. read more

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The corruption disease inside Royal Dutch Shell destroying its reputation

EMAIL COMMENT RECEIVED FROM BILL CAMPBELL FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF THE ARTICLE Royal Dutch Shell lied to thousands of its employees over offshore death

From: William Campbell
Subject: Re: Brent Bravo
Date: 17 January 2019 at 12:29:50 GMT
To: John Donovan <[email protected]>

John, thanks

I hope that this indisputable evidence from a governmental report will quell the abusive comments etc made about you on the website, just poison etc.

I am absolutely sure that Holliday fully understands the rottenness of the organisation he joined but is trapped like Ollila and Brandjes were trapped by the corruption disease emanating from MB. Corruption is like the Spanish Flu, it effects everyone it comes into contact with.

The significance of the HSE report cannot be overstated, the chronology is also important, this opinion of the HSE was reached on 18 November 2004 a year before the FAI and purposefully withheld from the FAI, this can no longer be disputed by anyone.

Bill

EXTRACT FROM A COMMENT RECEIVED FROM A SHELL RELATED SOURCE

I like your english understatement. ‘Shell not happy’. 👍😁

Some people would love to have you killed but there is nothing they can do. They must be so frustrated.  Could not have happened to nicer people.

And I admire Bill, he is like a pitbull that does not let go. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell lied to thousands of its employees over offshore death

Printed below is a self-explanatory email sent within the last hour to Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Chad Holliday by Bill Campbell, retired global safety guru for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Note that it was also sent to HSE officials.

I have redacted personal email addresses and corrected typos. 

From: William Campbell
Subject: Royal Dutch Shell lied to thousands of its employees over offshore deaths
Date: 17 January 2019 at 11:03:41 GMT
To: [email protected]
Cc: susan moncrieff <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected] read more

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Deep pockets are strong points for Eneco bidders Shell and PGGM

Printed below is an English translation of an article published today by the Dutch Financial Times, Financieele Dagblad.

Deep pockets are strong points for Eneco bidders Shell and PGGM

Carel Grol

Shell and PGGM want to expand Eneco ‘into a European player, while maintaining the sustainable strategy’. And geographically focused on Northwest Europe. This was reported by the oil company and the pension provider on Monday when they expressed their interest. And now?

One thing is clear: Shell and PGGM have not bought Eneco. Not yet. The sales process will take months. There will be an auction. Price is not the only criterion here: it is also about issues such as sustainability and employment.

Leader

Adriaan Visser, the D66 alderman in Rotterdam who boosts sales, and Eneco CEO Ruud Sondag, have both hinted at great interest. “I do not think there are five parties,” Visser said in February last year about possible bidders. Sunday, a month ago: “We are a great company. Leader in the energy transition. ‘ So he expected a lot of bids. read more

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Shell Brent Bravo Deaths: Dynamite Bill Campbell representations to Unions, Scottish Justice Committee & HSE: Dec 2018

Despite his sleazy record, Malcolm Brinded (above) remains President of the Energy Institute

… a Secretary for State for Scotland intervened in the Regulatory process to help out her lover Malcolm Brinded and this action allowed Shell to maintain in office a mentally unbalanced Asset Manager… …the infamous Touch F-All Policy was halted by the intervention of a government Minister namely Helen Liddell…

Printed below are self-explanatory emails recently sent by Bill Campbell, retired global safety guru for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. See related article Malcolm Brinded’s responsibility for Brent Bravo deaths for more information.

First, an Email sent to the Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

From: Bill Campbell
Date: 14 December 2018 at 10:34:14 WET
To: [email protected], [email protected]
Cc: John Donovan <[email protected]>, [email protected]
Subject: Trade Unions

Chairman
First of a number of submissions- the contents are explained.

Please comment by Monday, if not will state that you and OSDR have been given this info and have raised no moral or legal objections because the info provided is fundamentally accurate. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell News 16 Jan 2019: 2 articles

EXCLUSIVE: TV chef who previously campaigned for green causes is facing a major backlash

The TV chef has launched Jamie Oliver deli by Shell (Image: PA)

Shell, whose profits hit £4.3billion last year, is in the top 10 global carbon dioxide emitters. It is also involved in a corruption trial over dealings in Nigeria.

By Tom Bryant:Head Of Showbiz: 20:54, 15 JAN 2019

Jamie Oliver has sparked fresh fury after trying to defend his £5million food-to-go deal with Shell.

The TV chef, 43, yesterday launched his range for the oil giant, despite campaigning for action on climate change.

He said he had “thought a lot” before agreeing to it, adding: “There are pitfalls working for any client, they all have their own baggage.”

But campaigners hit out at his reasoning, which comes after Jamie told of a cash crisis at his company.

Shell, whose profits hit £4.3billion last year, is in the top 10 global carbon dioxide emitters. It is also involved in a corruption trial over dealings in Nigeria. read more

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Shell and PGGM want to buy Eneco together

Printed below is an English translation of an article published today by the Dutch Financial Times, Financieele Dagblad.

Shell and PGGM want to buy Eneco together

Bert van Dijk: Martine Wolzak

Oil and gas multinational Shell and pension provider PGGM want to bid together for Eneco, one of the three largest energy companies in the Netherlands. The combination is the first party to publicly announce its interest. Shell and PGGM agree to jointly want to expand Eneco into a European player, while maintaining the company’s sustainable strategy.

The shareholders of Eneco, 53 Dutch municipalities, announced at the end of last year after one and a half years of internal dispute to sell the company through a ‘controlled auction’. Interested parties are invited to make an offer, but they also have different criteria than price. At Eneco, this includes guarantees for the sustainable character and retention of employment. The market takes into account a sales price of around € 3 billion. read more

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We do not intend to buy Eneco with a load of debt and then strip it.

Printed below is an English translation of an article published today by the Dutch Financial Times, Financieele Dagblad.

‘Shell must become a greener company? Well, here we are’

Maarten Wetselaar (l) and Frank Roeters of Lennep: ‘We do not intend to buy Eneco with a load of debt and then strip it.’ Photo: Peter Boer

Bert van DijkMartine Wolzak

Eneco does not have to worry about losing its sustainable character when it comes to selling to Shell and pension provider PGGM. That is what the two potential buyers of the Dutch energy company say to the FD. Some of the shareholders and staff are afraid that a sale will put an end to Eneco’s sustainable strategy. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell News 15 Jan 2019: Two articles

January 15, 2019

Jamie Oliver has defended his decision to sign a reported £5 million deal with Royal Dutch Shell despite years of campaigning for action on climate change. The television chef said that he had anticipated the accusations of hypocrisy that he has faced since news leaked of his agreement to design a range of deli food for the oil major’s British petrol stations. Oliver said that he had “thought a lot” before signing the deal, but had reached the conclusion that “there are pitfalls working for any client and they all have their own baggage”. He argued that the partnership “was absolutely worth it” if it meant that people had access to better-quality food. The chef, who was named an “environmental champion” by the UN Environment… read more

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Henry van der Waerden, the Shell executive who defied Deterding and his Nazi ambitions

Who Killed Henry?: The book title arises from the fact that in 1937, Shell Director for Europe Henry van der Waerden was found dead in mysterious circumstances after receiving a threat from members of the Nazi movement. This was after he had failed to respond favourably to intense pressure from Deterding and the Nazis to do their bidding.

By John Donovan

I was recently contacted by Henry van Buuren, the grandson of Henry van der Waerden, an engineer who held a high-level position at Shell under Sir Henri Deterding. read more

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FOR THE 2ND TIME U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS JUSTICE FOR ‘OGONI 9’ WIDOW, ESTHER KIOBEL

U.S. Supreme Court Esther Kiobel decision on Monday 7 Jan 2019

Esther Kiobels’ late husband Dr Barinem Kiobel was one of the “Ogoni 9” executed by hanging two decades ago by a corrupt Nigerian military regime in bed with Shell. Esther holds Shell responsible for complicity in her husbands’ death and has sought justice ever since.

Her action in the U.S. courts against Shell which commenced in 1996, took a decade to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. Their decision on a legal technicality ended the litigation. In a precedent-setting decision, the U.S. Supreme court decided in April 2012 that Esther could not sue Shell in the USA for human rights crimes that took place in a foreign jurisdiction – Nigeria.

At that point, Esther contacted me to see if I could help, as she needed funding for any further litigation and advice on how best to proceed.

Astonishingly, Esther’s basic case has never been heard in court. Shell has successfully blocked her litigation for over 20 years by exploiting legal technicalities. 

I introduced her to a Dutch law firm with the intention of suing Shell in its home country. With the help and support of Amnesty International, a Writ was served on Shell in the Netherlands in June 2017. That litigation is in progress with the first court hearing due next month.

In preparation for the Dutch litigation, Esther applied to the U.S. courts in Oct 2016 for access to Shell discovery assembled for the thwarted U.S. litigation. The action was against Shell’s U.S. law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP who had retained 100,000 plus discovery items in a secure warehouse.

A U.S. Federal judge ordered Cravath to hand over the Shell internal discovery docs. Cravath appealed against his decision on 14 February 2018, and his decision was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Lawyers acting for Esther then petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

On Monday 7 Jan 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to do so.

So two U.S. Supreme Court wins for commercial Goliath (Shell) and nothing but disappointment for the destitute outraged widow of a Nigerian official hanged on trumped-up charges by a corrupt Nigerian despot carrying out Shell’s ruthless orders.

The trial was widely discredited. The verdict ignited global outrage. It led to Nigeria’s suspension from the Commonwealth.

Esther now lives in the USA where she is training to be a nurse.

Below is a link (and screenshot) for the U.S. Supreme Court website confirming the decision to decline the Petition.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/18-706.html

Related article on a U.S court reporting website operating behind a paywall: High Court Won’t Review Cravath Shell Docs Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a Nigerian activist’s widow who asked the court to review the Second Circuit’s decision barring her from obtaining Royal Dutch Shell PLC documents held by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP for her suit against the energy giant in the Netherlands…

Disclosure by the author of this article: The lead claimant Esther Kiobel, her lawyer Channa Samkalden of the Dutch human rights law firm Prakken d’Oliveira representing the widows, and the acclaimed human rights organisation Amnesty International, have all acknowledged the involvement of John Donovan in bringing *this case. (*See Writ of Summons in English and Dutch served on Shell 28 June 2017 – copy obtained from US Pacer public electronic court records) read more

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Ogoniland: Death sentence of Shell’s massive pollution of over 50 years

Ogoniland: Death sentence of Shell’s massive pollution of over 50 years

President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke, has charged Ogonis to be prepared to save the Ogoni nation.

Addressing members of the MOSOP Steering Committee at the international head office of MOSOP in Bori, Ogoniland on Saturday, January 12, 2019, Nsuke said he was confident that the new team of MOSOP executives and affiliate heads can save the Ogoni nation from the discrimination of Nigeria and the death sentence of Shell’s massive pollution of over 50 years. “I will assure you that freedom for the Ogoni people is near. It doesn’t matter how much lies our detractors try to mislead the public about us, we must remain focused and committed to save our land and that is the way we can save Ogoniland” Nsuke told members of the Steering Committee yesterday. “I am confident we can save Ogoniland. If you see what I see, you will understand what I mean when I say that we can save Ogoniland” Nsuke said. We have a huge task because today over 50 persons die weekly in the coastal communities in Gokana alone and all that HYPREP is doing is to see what they can do to spend cleanup funds ahead of the 2019 elections, he said. Nsuke maintained that HYPREP is not implementing the UNEP report. “What HYPREP is doing is a scam. There is no way you can commence such a massive exercise without providing an alternative source of drinking water and having a way to manage the wastes. The report says there should be an integrated soil management center in place to manage the wastes from the sites but HYPREP now want to turn our communities into dumping sites and we will resist that very strongly” Nsuke said. Nsuke said there is nothing HYPREP is doing that is different from what Shell had been doing to us and that is what the UNEP report condemned. HYPREP is scamming us and we want to make it clear that they want to spend our cleanup funds and possibly create crises in Ogoniland.
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Royal Dutch Shell News 10 Jan 2019: 2 articles

Jan. 9, 2019 11:58 AM ETBy: , SA News Editor

The Dutch High Court says it will consider demands on Jan. 17 seeking an immediate end to gas production from the Groningen field, after the government said it would cut output gradually.

The High Court says it received 26 objections to the plan, expressing concerns about seismic risks caused by drilling and demanding an urgent halt in production.

Analysts say the court is unlikely to grant an immediate halt because the Netherlands still depends on Groningen gas for a significant part of its energy supply. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell News 9 January 2019: 5 different articles

Ben van Beurden has marked five years as chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell by giving a “wide-ranging interview” on climate change, his leadership style and “Shell’s biggest financial transformation” — an interview given to, erm, Royal Dutch Shell’s website. But rest assured, the oil group’s in-house journalists weren’t letting their boss off lightly. The transcript published yesterday features such hard-hitting questions as: “Who do you turn to for advice and support?” (answer: his wife, Stacey); “What are you most proud of when you look back at 2018?”; and “Why is trust so important for Shell?” A real zinger, that one.

SOURCE

Shell buys out Total’s 26% stake in Hazira LNG and Port

By Rachita Prasad: ET Bureau: Updated: Jan 09, 2019, 03.01 PM IST Royal Dutch Shell has completed the acquisition of Gujarat-based Hazira LNG and Port Ventures from French energy major Total Gaz Electricité Holdings, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Shell Gas, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, acquired 26% equity interest in the Hazira LNG and Port from Total, to complete the acquisition. We did not disclose the financial consideration for the deal.

“The move allows Shell to build an integrated gas value chain: supply from its global LNG portfolio, regasification at the Hazira facility, and downstream customer sales. It further enables Shell to contribute towards India’s long-term need for more and cleaner energy solutions,” Shell said in the statement. read more

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Malcolm Brinded’s responsibility for Brent Bravo deaths

Despite his sleazy record, Malcolm Brinded (above) remains President of the Energy Institute

By John Donovan

The Shell cover-up surrounding the deaths of two workers on the Shell Brent Bravo North Sea platform is coming under active scrutiny again as a result of an initiative by retired Shell *safety guru Bill Campbell. Bill is acting on behalf of the family of one of the deceased platform workers, Keith Moncrieff.

For over a decade, the truly extraordinary story about what happened was withheld from the families of the deceased and from investigating authorities by Shell and those parties over whom Shell had influence. read more

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