Shell Names New Head Of Arctic Operations

Shell has named a replacement for its outgoing head of Arctic operations, David Lawrence, who is leaving by mutual consent after numerous problems with the company’s Chukchi and Beaufort Sea exploratory operations and a federal report that blamed the company for poor oversight of its contractors. The new boss at Shell Arctic will be Ann Pickard, who has been running the company’s Australia operations, concentrating largely on natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas.