July 2009

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Prepare for the upturn: be lean, prioritize, focus on strategic intent

The need in a downturn is an actionable plan with strong leadership and a commitment to carry it out. So said Paul Newman, global manager for service and implementation with Shell Global Solutions. Sp..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The need in a downturn is an actionable plan with strong leadership and a commitment to carry it out. So said Paul Newman, global manager for service and implementation with Shell Global Solutions. Speaking recently in Barcelona, Spain, at the first of the company's three annual regional symposiums, he shared his perspective on survival tactics for the present economic slowdown. Mr. Newman, who began his career in the oil and gas industry as a refinery process engineer, observed that "as operational folk, we're players, not victims." He revealed Shell's key business concepts and a few ideas about "what's important": • Stay focused on health, safety and environment. It's a "table sta

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