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Deluded and or ignorant, no, Roland Spuij is just reading from a script

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 00.00.30“…why spoil a good story by the introduction of facts including the facts about Shell’s great Alaskan misadventure for example…”

COMMENT RECEIVED FROM MR BILL CAMPBELL, RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR, SHELL INTERNATIONAL RE OUR ARTICLE ABOUT SHELL EXPLORATION MANAGER ROLAND SPUIJ (PERSON ON RIGHT)

TALKING THE TALK

Re your article: Shell exploration manager Roland Spuij – deluded or ignorant?

Deluded and or ignorant, no, Mr Spuij is just reading from the script, repeating the standard Shell propaganda that Safety is our No 1 priority and will never be compromised, despite any facts to the contrary.

Although as he says Shell were not involved in the Transocean Deepwater Horizon disaster – according to Peter R Voser a disaster that Shell in any case would have avoided due to its superior standards – he fails to mention the Transocean SEDCO 711 incident when this mobile drilling unit had a near blowout whilst operating in the North Sea on behalf of Shell – you covered all this in detail at the time on your web pages. read more

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Transocean gets $7.6B deal with Shell for rigs

Posted on September 28, 2012

HOUSTON (AP) — Transocean Ltd. said Friday that Royal Dutch Shell has entered into 10-year contracts worth $7.6 billion for four ships that will be used to drill for oil in deep water.

The estimated revenue backlog doesn’t include costs of putting the ships in service. Transocean said investment for the rigs will be about $3 billion excluding interest.

Transocean said the first of the ships is expected to be delivered in mid-2015 with the others following every six months. They will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. read more

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Chevron, Transocean Face Brazil Indictment Over Oil Leak

December 22, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

By Joe Carroll and Juan Pablo Spinetto

Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) — Chevron Corp., the operator of the Brazilian offshore well that triggered oil leaks, and rig owner Transocean Ltd. will defend executives threatened with criminal indictments in the South American nation.

Chevron learned that Brazil’s federal police intend to indict employees involved in the drilling that led to the Nov. 7 leaks from seafloor fissures near the $3.6 billion Frade development, Kurt Glaubitz, a spokesman for the San Ramon, California-based company, said in a statement late yesterday. Transocean, in a separate statement late yesterday, said it will “vigorously defend the company and its collaborators.” read more

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Lawsuits fly in BP’s Gulf spill blame game

By Tom Bergin and Moira Herbst

LONDON/NEW YORK | Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:12pm EDT

(Reuters) – A barrage of court claims pitting BP Plc against its partners in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could lay the groundwork for billions of dollars in settlements to spread the costs of the disaster.

BP has sued Transocean Ltd, Halliburton Co and Cameron International Corp, in one of the biggest legal moves since last year’s blowout. It is seeking up to the full cost of the disaster — estimated at $42 billion — plus costs, interest and punitive damages from each of the companies that helped it drill the doomed well. read more

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BP’s multibillion dollar lawsuit against Transocean – expert verdict

BY BILL CAMPBELL (RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL GROUP)

It should come as no surprise to the readers of this web site that BP plan to sue the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon Transocean.  In my opinion they will be successful in so doing.

Lost in the mass hysteria of the time, including the emotional and disproportionate reactions of the US President who saw himself in the firing line, it appeared to be universally ignored that BP were after all, in  matters related to the drilling of the well, the client, with Transocean, the Contractor. read more

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BP sues Gulf rig operator for $40bn over oil spill

Latest update: 21/04/2011 BP has filed a $40 billion lawsuit against Transocean, the operator of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig, alleging the disastrous explosion on the oil rig was due to the firm’s “misconduct”. The company also filed suit against Halliburton and Cameron. By News Wires (text)

AFP – BP has filed a lawsuit against rig operator Transocean for $40 billion in damages over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in a legal fightback by the group a year after the disaster.

The British firm, the target of blame during the crisis, filed suit against Swiss-based Transocean on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the start of the biggest maritime oil spill in history, and also against oil services giant Halliburton and parts manufacturer Cameron.

Transocean operated the Deepwater Horizon rig which was hit by an explosion on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and sparking the environmental disaster. read more

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Hollow words in the oil industry: ‘we are committed to safety’

FROM A FORMER SHELL NORTH SEA PLATFORM OIM

You may be interested in this article from today’s Aberdeen Press and Journal

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2214497

For many years now we have heard the phrase “we are committed to safety”  What exactly does this mean?  Is it to pacify the readers of various media reports or do the Companies who utter such statements really understand the meaning they infer.  Perhaps we can revisit what these statements mean,  maybe not what the dictionary defines!

Commit
Commitment
Committed read more

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Distraction can lead to disaster: Bollywood folly by silent Transocean boss Steven Newman

Posting on Shell Blog by “retired shellee” on Jun 6th, 2010 at 8:43 am

Seeing Steven Newman performing a bollywood dance does not bode very well for Transocean. Nearly 15 years ago the CMD of Shell danced the Macarena and soon after RDS went into mortal decline. Chiefs of large corporations must remain focussed and not become sun kings surrounded with sycophants. They do represent their corporations in words and actions. Dancing the macarena or making bollywood moves has nothing to do with the core business of either company!

Posting on Shell Blog by “Nutshell” on Jun 6th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

You are so right, retired shellee. I too remember this period well. read more

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