Shell is embroiled in a major safety scandal after one of its senior consultants has disclosed to The Guardian newspaper that documents have been falsified and safety procedures ignored in the North Sea.
What’s worth, the consultant, Bill Campbell, who worked directly for Shell for 24 years, says he brought his concerns to the attention of Shell’s directors seven years ago in 1999 – and again in 2004 – but still feels safety is compromised.
Campbell alleges in a safety report that “violations include falsification of maintenance records for safety critical equipment”. The report also talks about “inappropriate attitude, skills and behaviour” and “non-compliance with routine maintenance” on Shell’s offshore platforms back in 1999.
You know what they say: You can be sure of Shell. Or can you?