Shell Case Study

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Contents Page 1. Executive Summary……………………………………………………………….…………………..3
2. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………….………..……….3 3. Analysis…………………………………………………………………………………..…………….……3 3.1 Foreign Direct Investment…………………..…………………………………….……………...3 3.2. Sakhalin………..……………………………………………………………………………………….…..4 3.3. Production-Sharing Agreement……………………………………………………………..….4 3.4. Approvals-TOEC…………………………………………………………………………………..…….5 3.5. NGO’s and the Environment………………………………………………………………..…...5 3.6. SEIC’s strategic moves……………………………………………………………………..………..6 4. Recommendations……………………………………………………………………………..……..7

1. Executive Summary:
In the following report the case study titled “Journey to Sakhalin: Royal Dutch/Shell in Russia” will be examined. A summary of the main issues that SEIC came across with, is analyzed including issues with the PSA and the political usage of Sakhalin II project, as means to an end. Other issues including late approvals, TOEC acquisition and nongovernmental organizations’ influence to potential buyers and lenders are also mentioned. Conclusively a recommendations section is created for the future of Sakhalin II project, that emphasizes on the PSA matter and the TOEC acquisition. 2. Introduction

In the period of 1997-1999 Russia faced a great economic decline with a massive fall in GDP and the proportion of Russians living under poverty raised from 2% to 50%. But Russia was endowed with enormous oil and gas reserves which dominated Soviet exports (75% of the total exports was gas and oil). Specifically Russia controls the largest concentrated supply in the world, constituting 30% of the world’s total reserves. Those reserves could prove a saving factor for the Russian…...

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