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Open Letter to CGG and TGS Board of Directors

Institutional Betrayal, DARVO, Workplace Mobbing, Gaslighting, and the Geo-Services Professional


Grievance Document Presented to Petroleum Geo-Services / PGS Exploration (UK) Limited
[20 September 2013] – was Whistleblowing
Open Letter to EM Law Regarding Employment Lawyer Rhodri Thomas and a Firms Responsibility to the Public Good (20 September 2020)
Open Letter to Norway’s Telenor Board of Directors Regarding Compliance Officer Silke Hitschke (8 September 2020)
PINTEREST: PGS ASA John Barnard & Josh May Bully Bystander
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Nazi (2008)

“Without Prejudice” E-mails LZW Law –> Landau Law; Philip Landau / Holly Rushton [Hobson] and Watson Farley & Williams; Rhodri Thomas

Partnership with Corrupt PGS is an Irresponsible Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Regarding the 14 December 2020 Announcement of a Strategic Partnership for shared MultiClient Data Offerings between PGS, TGS and CGG


CGG Board of Directors:

Philippe Salle, Chairman of the Board; Sophie Zurquiyah; Anne-France Laclide-Drouin; Mario Ruscev; Colette Lewiner; Helen Lee Bouygues; Heidi Petersen; Michael Daly; Patrice Guillaume

TGS Board of Directors:

Henry H. Hamilton III, Chairman of the Board; Wenche Agerup; Mark Leonard; Vicki Messer; Torstein Sanness; Irene Egset; Christopher Finlayson


PGS Board of Directors

Walter Qvam, Chairman of the Board; Anne Grethe Dalane; Trond Brandsrud; Richard Herbert; Marianne Kah; Anette Valbø; Grunde Rønholt; Hege Renshus
CGG and TGS Directors:

My name is Steven Kalavity (SDK). I am a USA citizen who worked with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for several years globally. SDK has ascertained that his employment with PGS ended illegally 31 December 2013 for blowing the whistle. The fact that SDK remains able to publish content online that disparages PGS reveals how woefully corrupt and inept the PGS corporate governance system is. PGS is processing defamatory forged documents that support an illegal termination settlement contract intended to defame and blacklist SDK from employment. SDK is the one who has abided by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Code of Ethics, PGS Core Values, and PGS Code of Conduct. SDKs original contract of employment contained Confidentiality terms and conditions that prohibit publishing content that disparages PGS. The exception to this is the publishing of legally protected public disclosure, or whistleblowing. SDK has been publishing such legally protected content online since July 2015. However, PGS has never honored contractual terms and conditions in place to protect company reputation and value. PGS’ fiduciary duty is to either cite a breach in the contract to stop future publications and protect company reputation and value (if the publications are not legally protected) or thoroughly investigate valid whistleblowing claims. PGS has taken neither of these steps. Instead, PGS has relied on social media manipulation and deletion of legally protected content without consideration. In other words, PGS is intentionally deceiving stakeholders and investors through their maintaining a false narrative and refusing to perform their fiduciary duty and investigate whistleblowing claims which expose PGS director and executive corruption. In the process, PGS also intentionally defames and defrauds SDK. The PGS board of directors and several key executives are a disgrace and should be replaced and investigated. At the same time, an industry and PGS principal shareholders who accept such publications not being fully investigated are also similarly abrogating their duties.

Because of PGS’ irresponsible contractual breaches and poor fiduciary oversite, SDK continues to publish content in his quest for truth and justice and bringing honor and dignity back to himself, the industry and profession. (The truth should be non-negotiable, yet PGS’ “quest” is obstructing justice and escaping accountability through the support of a false narrative presented through forged defamatory documents.) PGS is a corrupt organization that defiles both the industry and geoscience professional ethics. While PGS’ illegal and unethical retaliation of a whistleblower is especially damaging to the whistleblower and his family, PGS’ main objective in silencing legal protected disclosure is to allow PGS to continue their deceit of customers and shareholders. PGS is a cowardly and dysfunctional organization that hides behind lies and embezzled resources. PGS agents accept their own and PGS’ disparagement as a condition of employment by a criminal syndicate masquerading as a technologically focused marine geophysical company. PGS agents are rewarded for breaching their own employment contracts, including PGS policy, PGS Code of Conduct and PGS Core Values. PGS agents have never even attempted to confront published allegations disparaging their own and PGS character even though Confidentiality terms and conditions embody their employment contracts. Ignoring such accusations should not be tolerated by business partners nor shareholders. The entire purpose of including Confidentiality terms and conditions is to ensure stakeholders that company value will be protected from the disparagement of a whistleblower, but also from the damage of corruption which the whistleblower reveals. This is why Confidentiality clauses cannot be used solely to silence whistleblowing. PGS is in breach of their commitments to all stakeholders, but especially to investors and business partners, through taking no affirmative action on published content which disparages the company.

The current PGS Chairman of the Board, Walter Qvam, has been referred to as a criminal moron within online publications. PGS CEO and President, Rune Olav Pedersen, and CFO and EVP Gottfred Langseth, have been publicly exposed as criminals within several online publications. Likewise, current PGS UK Head of Legal, John Francas, has been referred to as a fraudster and a fuck-head. Former PGS UK Head of Legal, Carl Richards, has been called a lying criminal pussy. Since July 2015, former PGS CEO and President Jon Erik Reinhardsen has been publicly accused within online publications of criminal behavior and more recently has been referred to as a more vulgar lying criminal cunt. All are accused of criminal blackmail, embezzlement and fraud. Such online published content online is not considered disparaging and a breach in the employment contract Confidentiality terms and conditions? The PGS cabal members may be fine with being called such things and none have invoked the terms and conditions of their employment contracts, as duty requires. The point of Confidentiality terms and conditions is not about how much Reinhardsen (now remarkably Chairman of Norway’s Equinor – Norway’s largest company – board of directors) values his own reputation. As an employee, and especially as a director and key executive, one’s contractual duty is to protect the reputation and value of PGS! Yet, the corrupt are allowed to breach their contracts routinely without scrutiny nor rebuke of stakeholders. It’s a disgrace that has allowed accused corporate criminals to continue abusing and damaging their victims.

None of these Named Accused Criminals Care about the Reputation and Value of their Employer or their Own Reputation to Invoke Contractual Confidentiality Terms and Conditions even when it’s their Responsibility to do so? Is it a Breach of Contract and Fiduciary Duty?

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PGS ASA named Accused Criminal Conspirators
The Crimes of @PhilipLandau #London #EmploymentLaw #Solicitor and Petroleum Geo-Services #PGS #CEO #Pedersen (30-Dec-2017) p118-120
Legal Firm Watson Farley & Williams Accused Criminal Conspirators
Legal Firm Landau Zeffert & Wier (LZW) and Landau Law Accused Criminal Conspirators (SDK hired Counsel)
Thailand Legal Firm Duensing – Kippen Accused Criminal Conspirators (Paid by PGS ASA) in lieu of invoking Contractual Confidentiality Terms and Conditions Governed by English Law)
Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) [22 June 2016] – The Business, Health and Safety Case for Thorough Due Diligence 

PGS’ corrupt and irresponsible stonewalling in addressing what should be simple issues is destroying company reputation and value. Therefore, SDK is concerned with the CGG and TGS executive decision to form a business partnership with PGS. Such a partnership with corrupt PGS risks devaluing the reputation and share value of both CGG and TGS, as well as diminishing the reputations of their own global geoscience professionals substantially. Since at least 2013, PGS has been actively defrauding the marine seismic industry. The annually published Responsibility Reports are remarkably deceptive works of fiction. The truth is that the PGS board of directors have, and continue to abrogate their of fiduciary duties on behalf of all their stakeholders. PGS’ dysfunctional and corrupt corporate governance system has already damaged their own company value and reputation. PGS has been provided license to pathologically deceive their stakeholders and the seismic industry in general. No PGS customer nor partner has responsibly demanded that simple compliance questions be addressed. So, exactly what is the function of due diligence if no evidence of compliance and a functional corporate governance system is required in forming partnerships?

Firstly, PGS has acknowledged severe damage to the company reputation and value through their sponsored criminal defamation litigation against whistleblower SDK in Thailand! PGS has never cited a breach in their contracts governed by the laws of England where the threshold for disparaging content that is much less than criminal defamation. There is no criminal defamation under English law. Rather, PGS cited the laws of Thailand where SDK resided as a US citizen, but no legal PGS subsidiary resides. (SDK regards the Thailand litigation as fraudulent extortion/blackmail with the main purpose to be to force the de-publishing of legally protected public disclosure or whistleblowing.) PGS is a Norwegian company where whistleblowing is protected through the Working Environment Act (WEA). SDK is a USA citizen who was sponsored by PGS’ UK subsidiary and was allowed to work and live in England with his family. By law and contract, the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) allows protected disclosure. Directors of SDKs employer engaged a Thai law firm to file claims of breach in Thailand law. Thailand law? SDKs employment contracts were governed by the laws of England. PGS is avoiding the English legal system that would reveal director and executive criminality. It also seems that the Norwegian government is aiding and abetting in crimes against US citizens. This is demonstrated by the promotion of criminals directly involved in violent criminal acts against USA-Thai citizens – the whistleblower and his family and not responding to email complaints.

SDK remains astonished by the hubris and idiocy of Norway’s corporate-political elite and their lack of understanding and judgement. First of all, the average lawyer and human resources professional is not as clever as the average geophysicist, as morons like Rune Olav Pedersen and Terje Bjølseth have learned. PGS putting their great confidence fraud in the hands of idiots like David Nicholson, Gareth Jones, Simon Cather and Carl Richards also showed more stellar poor judgement and over-estimation of their abilities, even added to their advantage in resources and controlling the narrative. The conspirators obviously did not anticipate a fight launched online by a tenacious victim of their crimes who would publish evidence of their wrong-doing. PGS obviously did not anticipate SDK submitting a subject access request (SAR) citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and actually receiving the proof of their fraud. At the same time, SDK did not realize the depth of actors involved in the confidence fraud. SDK also did not realize how feckless and uninquisitive Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) caseworkers and the police (ActionFraud) would be upon receiving the evidence of wrong-doing. SDK was astonished that contacted lawyers did not see any problem with a personnel file populated with documents not signed by the subject. Much of this was likely due to the fact that all the lawyers involved from Watson Farley and Williams and SDKs counsel, Landau Zeffert & Weir had been bribed by PGS to support the false narrative and intimidate others to accept it.

Second Open Letter to PGS Exploration UK Limited Directors Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Christin Steen-Nilsen, Carl Richards and UK Serious Fraud Office (16-October-2018)

PGS likely thought that they were the smartest guys in the room having covered all lose ends. In 2013, PGS CEO was Jon Erik Reinhardsen. In 2020, it was revealed that Equinor, the largest Norwegian company, where Reinhardsen presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, lost over $20 billion USD in their US projects. Reinhardsen had been similarly misguided while PGS CEO. There was a steep decline in oil prices in mid-2014 that sent the industry reeling. PGS had already expanded their fleet size with the purchase of four new build Titan class Ramform vessels between 2013 – 2014. However, PGS continued their fleet expansion even more through assuming leases on vessels operated by Dolphin Geophysical following its descent into insolvency when most vessel operators stacked vessels. CGG reduced its fleet consecutively following the 2014 crash. (TGS has never owned a fleet of seismic vessels.) The Norwegian oil and gas industry seemed to be overly optimistic about a quick recovery, which meant that more and higher risks became acceptable.

Rapid growth for a period led to significant control problems. The board and management should have seen and addressed this sooner.


Reinhardsen became Equinor Chairman of the Board 1 September 2017. (StatOil was officially renamed to Equinor in May 2018). On 6 September 2015, SDK published, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign. SDK has published several other articles prior to Reinhardsen being appointed Chairman:

Another Unanswered E-mail to PGS ASAs Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Berit Osnes, Nathan Oliver, Rob Adams and Walter Qvam (6 June 2020)

PGS never cited a contractual breach in the Confidentiality terms and conditions while Reinhardsen served as PGS CEO. However, in September 2018, two claims were delivered to the residence in Thailand where SDK was staying immediately following his departure from Thailand. The first claim was sponsored by Carl Richards, PGS UK Head of Legal and secretary of PGS Exploration (UK) Limited secretary until 25 May 2018. The second claim was sponsored by the directors of PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, and Christin Steen-Nilsen. These were both complaints claiming criminal defamation under Thai law. The claims only cited a sample of the volume of published online legally protected disclosure. PGS Exploration (UK) Limited is an English company governed by the laws of England and therefore, the UK Limitations Act sets a one-year time limit from publish date to file defamation claims. The reason that there were several publications to “reference” within the Thai claims is due to the non-action of directors from July 2015 – September 2018 when PGS was obligated to honor their contract Confidentiality terms and conditions! Beyond this, Richards should not have been able to file a separate second claim as a private person referencing content that was published while he was a secretary. This was misrepresentation, but also meant SDK had “defend” and finance two illegal claims. SDK was forced to sign another compromise agreement governed by Thai law, but with adjudication venues also in Texas, USA?! (SDKs US home of record.) SDK does not regard the PGS sponsored Thai agreements to be legal.

There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat.

John Tuld, character in “MargiN Call”

The StatOil Board of Directors nevertheless selected incompetent and corrupt buffoon Reinhardsen to be their Board Chairman! The same incompetence that approved the bad investments leading to $20 USD billion losses also appointed an accused criminal as Chairman! And now Norway’s Oil Minister Tina Bru is surprised at a bad outcome? First of all, in business no money is ever really lost. Money is redistributed for the value placed on a transaction by every party involved. If Equinor paid too much for US assets, then US firms or operatives likely profited. And here is where Equinor hubris comes into play. The population of the US is 328 million. The population of Texas is 29 million. Texas is sort of the hub of the US oil and gas industry and as a US state is the tenth largest world economy. The population of Norway is 5.4 million and boasts the 45th largest world economy. When one cannot compete on a level playing field, those with lower ability and character cheat. But, one still has to be clever to get away with cheating. Had SDK not already formed an assessment of Norway corporate culture, bad investments would be aligned to bad luck. However, Reinhardsen had already exposed himself as a corrupt fraudster to SDK. Therefore, one must follow the money and see if Equinor “losses” lined the pockets of the Norwegian corporate – political elite.

The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)

When PGS decided to manipulate a sponsored US citizen and Thai family members personal passport and visa information, the cabal began breaking international laws and abusing their human rights. To hide this illegal behavior, the morally decrepit PGS board of directors signed onto the UN Global Compact. This was included within a the 2013-2014 PGS CEO Reinhardsen Responsibility Letter to deceive stakeholders and investors with a false image of integrity and interest in rooting out corruption. PGS signed onto the UN Global Compact two-weeks after defrauding a whistleblower and victim of harassment and discrimination! If one were to characterize the PGS organization as an individual, PGS is a narcissist. Narcissists generally lack empathy and tend to have unrealistically high opinions of themselves. Narcissists lie pathologically. Narcissists also tend to form shallow relationships to exploit and manipulate others. Narcissists are generally not impulsive, aggressive, or habitually deceitful.  Principally, narcissists characteristically have a strong need for the admiration, esteem, or envy of others. PGS has never denied nor even commented on publicly disclosed accusations that PGS Board of Directors and key executives have been involved in illegal acts, including bribery, fraud, embezzlement, blackmail, and extortion.

If Norway’s corporate governance were functional, there is no way that so much content disparaging PGS, and anything connected to PGS, would populate the web. But, such content does populate the web. The PGS solution to this has been to delete and hide the truth from investors. But, the sheer amount of content published overwhelms such attempts to hide. PGS’ solution has failed miserably. Norway has always seemed like a nice country to SDK. However, Norway’s political – corporate support of criminals who intentionally harmed a US citizen and his US-Thai family cannot be tolerated. Norwegian citizen’s need to demand an investigation of the political – corporate elite, starting with Reinhardsen and his cabal. Reinhardsen may be a big deal in Norway. However, in the eyes of this Texan, Reinhardsen is a stupid and cowardly criminal who thinks it’s okay to harm innocent children and old people. Reinhardsen and his cabal are luckily (for them) protected. SDK has invited Reinhardsen, Langseth, and Steen-Nilsen to present their claims in the Texas courts. The Texas courts are referenced within the Thai compromise agreements that SDK was forced to sign under threat of imprisonment (2-5 years per claim) in Thailand. Clearly, it should be easy for PGS and Carl Richards to prove breach of contract for disparagement if PGS (Equinor and Telenor) believed that they and Carl Richards actually have valid criminal defamation cases in Thailand?

SDK worked for PGS over fourteen consecutive years until his illegal termination for whistleblowing 31 December 2013. How is it possible that SDK can continue to breach contractual Confidentiality terms and conditions in 2020? PGS has taken no legal action on contracts governed by the laws of England and allowed PGS directors, executives, as well as contracted businesses, to be accused of corrupt and criminal acts. It is intuitively obvious to anyone with their eyes open that there is corruption and incompetence. PGS has allowed the reputation and value of company employees and stakeholders to be diminished. Never once has a director or key executive intervened to protect shareholder value. The corrupt and moronic PGS Board of Directors should have been fired years ago! CGG and TGS will open themselves up to such disparagement if they do business with PGS. SDK will guarantee it. This is about honoring the geophysicist profession and the industry that employs them. The future that SDKs sees for his children is one where evil idiots and their minions are punished, not their victims. CGG and TGS will have to explain why they support and finance evil corruption that places the industry and professionals at risks? Or CGG and TGS can demand answers through thorough due diligence and be the righteous defenders of integrity for the industry and its professionals. Do your (fiduciary) duty!

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Where is the Voice of Former London LZW and Landau Law Employment Lawyer Holly Hobson Currently with BDBF?

Holly Hobson Formally Practiced as Holly Rushton

PINTEREST: Holly Hobson London Employment Law BDBF Landau LZW

The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)
When Human Resources is Corrupt (10-Aug-2015)
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign 2 (20-Sep-2015)

Holly Hobson is accused of defrauding and defaming her foreign worker USA citizen client SDK. These protected public disclosure and accusations have been published online with evidence since 2015. Hobson has perverted the course of justice and remained fraudulently silent. Hobson participated in a confidence fraud to illegally terminate a foreign worker whistleblower through a fraudulent settlement contract supported by defamatory forged documents. Through a subject access request citing the Data Protection Act 1998, SDK received the contents of the PGS professional personnel file. None of the pertinent documents bare SDKs signature. The documents reference meetings that never occurred and letters never written. All of the documents were signed and created by the HR Manager, David Nicholson, accused of workplace bullying, discrimination, harassment, and breaching UK labour laws. SDK did not work under Nicholson and he possesses no direct knowledge of SDK work and responsibilities and otherwise has no qualified privilege. Nicholson and Hobson even withheld a medical report from consideration during the fake settlement contract negotiations which obstructed her clients legal and contractual right to submit a grievance and proceed through the legal process. SDKs legal and human rights were denied so that Hobson could receive her bribe money! Hobson placed the life of her client and his family at risk and broke numerous international laws!

Does BDBF conduct any due diligence on their attorney’s? Or does BDBF support lawyers who accept bribes and defraud their clients? Investigate accused criminal Holly Hobson!


SDKs employer, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY, has ignored contractual confidentiality clauses. This is because Hobson’s (Rushton’s) “contract” was unenforceable. The entire intent of the illegally proffered settlement contract was to silence whistleblowing. The settlement contract is not enforceable. Subjects named within SDKs published articles are not protected from disparaging publications. They remain silent to AVOID the English justice system.

Philip Landau & Holly Rushton (Hobson) Were Bribed and Misrepresented, Defamed and Defrauded a Foreign Worker Whistleblower
ActionFraud Report (Posted November 2017)
Evidence Philip Landau Law, London Employment Solicitor, Conspired and Accepted Bribes from PGS ASA to Defraud his Client SDK (20 May 2020)
Evidence Philip Landau Law, London Employment Solicitor, Conspired and Accepted Bribes from PGS ASA to Defraud his Client SDK (20 May 2020)
PGS ASA Q2 Results (11 July 2020)
Open Letter to Norway’s Telenor Board of Directors Regarding Compliance Officer Silke Hitschke (8 September 2020)
Why I Believe that Duensing – Kippen’s Delivered “Legal Notices” on Behalf of PGS ASA are Crimes (25 Mar 2020)
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign 2 (20-Sep-2015)
Lars Mysen, Norway ‘s PGS ASA General Counsel, Perverts the Course of Justice (21 April 2020)
Workplace Mobbing is Psychological Terrorism (16 April 2019)
The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)
Petroleum Geo-Services #PGS #CEO #Pedersen and the Management of Gang Rape (24 October2017) p120-123
14 May 2020 Email SDK – PGS ASA & Duensing – Kippen Thailand Claim Documents (18 May 2020)
My Philip Landau and Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW) London Solicitors Testimonial ( 8 November 2016 updated 9 April 2017 )


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Protest Norway’s PGS ASA Scheme to Implement Financing

Commentary Addressing PGS ASA 26 November 2020 Public Announcement

Marine Seismic Survey Front Page Provides a Listing of Protected Publications with Links

Matters related to corporate responsibility can greatly impact the ability of a company to create profitability and shareholder value over the long term, and investors are therefore increasingly attaching importance to these matters when making investment decisions. Oslo Børs has produced this guidance on the reporting of corporate responsibility in order to help increase transparency and improve reporting. The guidance is intended to be a practical tool that companies can adapt to the nature of their business and their size.

Bente A. Landsnes, President & CEO, Oslo Børs

Open Letter to Lucid Issuer Services Limited, 27 November 2020

ATTN: Victor Parzyjagla,

Steven D. Kalavity (SDK) is a USA citizen who had worked with different affiliates Norwegian company PGS ASA (formerly Petroleum Geo-Services ASA) [PGS] globally since 2000. In December 2013, SDK was illegally terminated from employment with the PGS ASA UK subsidiary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0NY, England [PGSUK]. PGSUK had sponsored SDKs Tier 2 visa which allowed him to legally work in the UK and also allow his family dependent members to also live in England legally. In September 2018, directors of PGSUK sponsored illegal criminal and civil litigation in Thailand against SDK. SDK has been publishing online legally protected content revealing PGS ASA corruption and fiduciary neglect since 3 July 2015. PGSUK is an English company governed by the laws of England. As such, whistleblowing is protected through the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA). However, Norwegian law also provides protections for whistleblowing through their Working Environment Act 2005 (WEA).

Any PGS ASA refinancing scheme must demand PGS ASA full disclosure regarding allegations of PGS ASA board of directors (BoD) corruption and fraud which imperils the future financial standing and success of the company. Non-transparency is a significant financial risk that must be accounted for by lenders. PGS ASA has illegally breached both PIDA and WEA whistleblower protection provisions and fabricated charges of criminal defamation in Thailand, where SDK was living with his family at the time. Silencing the truth which SDK publishes is required so that PGS ASA is able to continue defrauding investors through disinformation regarding PGS ASA real business practices. The main objective of the illegal litigation was to hide the truth from the public and continue their deceit of investors. The litigation in Thailand misrepresenting legally protected public disclosure under Norway and UK law as criminal defamation under the laws Thailand was wholly unnecessary and illegal.

The intention by PGS has been the continued deceit of their investors and stakeholders. PGS’ corrupt business practices, as highlighted by their extortion by illegal retaliatory sponsored litigation in Thailand, has diminished PGS value and reputation, as well as seriously damaged the upstream oil and gas exploration industry fair market. PGS ASA has already acknowledged that the reputation and value of PGS has been damaged to a criminal level punishable by 2-5 years in Thailand prison. So, the cited damage is significant. However, what remains left in doubt is who should be accountable for this significant damage to PGS ASA value and reputation? It is the duty and responsibility of the organizations BoD and executive management to make decisions that enhance company and shareholder value. To maintain a competitive advantage, businesses have a vested interest in keeping working projects, innovative ideas, or exciting new products secret lest they fall into the hands of a competitor. For this reason, employers require their employees to uphold Confidentiality Agreements or Clauses as part of their contract of employment that prohibit current or former employees from disparaging the company and disclosing their negative experience, even if it’s truthful. The PGSUK employment contract with SDK contained such Confidentiality provisions.

In Norway, it is illegal for contractual Confidentiality Agreements or Clauses to be used to silence whistleblowing. In England, such contractual provisions are not enforceable under English law. In other words, Confidentiality Agreements or Clauses cannot be legally used to protect corrupt actors from being exposed. Organization corruption always negatively impacts the company financial standing and future viability. Lenders must know the veracity of any alleged breach in the fiduciary duties of the BoD and executive management when considering proposed financial schemes that impact lending decisions. PGS has misused Confidentiality Agreements or Clauses to silence whistleblowing and deceive stakeholders. Principal PGS shareholders and investors have been complicit in the deception through not taking definitive actions predicated on the revelations made through numerous online publications. PGS cited the numerous online publications to be (criminally) defamatory, not just disparaging. PGS has never invoked contractual Confidentiality clauses governed by English law to stop the publication of “defamatory” content even when former employee’s who violate such terms and conditions risk facing hundreds of thousands of UK pounds in fines.

It should not be surprising that principal investors are aligned to the proposed financing scheme when they have ignored the numerous publicly disclosed online allegations of PGS mismanagement and corruption. PGS has instead employed subversive methods to deceive stakeholders and silence whistleblowing allegations. First of all, PGS legal compliance headed by now PGS CEO and President Rune Olav Pedersen, did not respond to numerous reports made online and through e-mail. Had the PGS Compliance Hotline abided by the contractual Confidentiality clauses responsibly and responded to several online publications and e-mails, there would have been no need for the subsequent “defamatory” online publications to follow. PGS never commented nor responded to several articles citing PGS corrupt practices published on the LinkedIn™ Pulse platform from 3 July 2015 through 20 August 2016. Instead, outside actors complained to LinkedIn™ content moderators. The defamatory complaints against SDK misrepresented published legal and contractually protected public disclosure as simply the misguided rants of a disgruntled former employee. This misrepresentation to the LinkedIn™ global community resulted in SDKs LinkedIn™ account being restricted and all published content being removed.

These actions were in fact a contract breach by PGS. PGS did not act on public disclosure in accordance to Confidentiality clauses. PGS intentionally avoided the English legal system. Litigation revolving around the Confidentiality clauses would have revealed PGS corruption, fraud, forged documentation, bribery, embezzlement, and all sorts of malpractice and mismanagement. SDK had been temporarily restricted on LinkedIn™ prior to the final and permanent restriction in August 2016. To avert LinkedIn™ content control, SDK created where LinkedIn™ content was republished and along with new content. The main result of PGS illegal litigation against SDK in Thailand was the theft of and the destruction of evidence consisting of published content and archives which would have been cited had PGS and SDK proceeded through trial in Thailand. The directors of a an English company registered with Companies House and governed by the laws of England sponsored a Thai legal firm to pursue criminal defamation charges under Thai law against a whistleblower when both remained bound by the terms and conditions of contractual Confidentiality clauses. There is no criminal defamation under English law. Beyond this, how can there not be a breach in the contractual Confidentiality clauses governed by English law and also be criminal defamation in Thailand?

PGS compelled SDK to sign yet another Confidentiality Agreement governed by the laws of Thailand and the laws of the USA state of Texas(?) to supersede the Confidentiality clauses of the original employment contract governed by the laws of England. SDK does not believe that the Thailand Agreement signed 9 November 2018 is a legal instrument for a number of reasons. Again, PGS is misusing Confidentiality clauses to illegally silence protected public disclosure of PGS corruption and malfeasance. The Thai Agreement was obviously signed under duress and the threat of criminal prosecution in Thailand with a potential 2-5 year prison term if found guilty for each claim by the former PGSUK secretary AND PGSUK directors. It should be noted that litigation in Thailand was first threatened by the acting PGSUK secretary as an individual divorced from PGS. SDK believes this was misrepresentation. An acting secretary cannot legally divorce himself from legal actions regarding the company which he represents. Litigation forwarded by a former PGSUK secretary and then English company, PGSUK, governed by the laws of England, including that legal proceedings be conducted in the English language, was delivered to USA citizen SDK in the Thai language to be defended in the Thai criminal and civil legal system?

At this point in time, several articles had been published from 3 July 2015 through October 2018 that never received comment by PGS. This included several Open Letters requesting legal clarifications for many of the fore-mentioned concerns. The claim put together by PGS does not include several published articles, nor reference any of the numerous attempts to communicate with PGS Compliance Hotline. Further, PGS has refused to present any claims in the English language. SDK believes that the litigation forwarded by PGS in Thailand is illegal extortion (UK blackmail). SDK never abided by the terms and conditions of the Thai Agreement. In fact, during the 10-day agreement certification period following the signing of the Thai Agreement, SDK breached the agreement through exposing the illegal litigation to PGS customer JOGMEC. PGS was in the process of negotiating the sale of a seismic vessel to Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). PGS again illegally retaliated against SDK for blowing the whistle, which is protected through both Norway’s WEA and UKs PIDA! PGS threatened new criminal and civil prosecution in Thailand for SDKs “breach” of the illegal Thai Agreement. A new criminal proceeding was scheduled for January 2019. However, PGS and the former secretary decided to not forward the new criminal proceedings. had been taken offline following the “breach” of the Thai Agreement. Around mid-December 2018, SDK discovered that had been stolen and all evidence necessary for defending against the new charges was destroyed. PGS did not move forward with the criminal and civil trials. SDK did incur substantial financial loss through the litigation forwarded by PGSUK and the former secretary. The Thai litigation also traumatized SDK Thai relatives to the point that one went to the hospital! SDK began to republished content and write new content in February 2019 on While the intention was to republish all material as it appeared on, some content was lost through the domain theft and edits or addendums to content may differ from offline archives. The Thai legal firm and PGS UK Head of Legal continued to cite SDK breaches in the Thai Agreement. In July 2019, SDK moved back to the USA. PGS continued delivering “Legal Notices” to SDK Thai relatives in his absence. In February 2020, PGS demanded that SDK return to Thailand to answer charges. As late as April 2020, PGS cited that SDK was in breach of the Thai Agreements.

PGS has never abided by their legal agreements with SDK governed by the laws of England. Because the proposed financial scheme Lock-Up Agreement for PGS must be sanctioned by an English Court, it is essential that it is established that PGS has been abiding by English law and that they invoke Confidentiality clauses terms and conditions governed by the laws of England. Several reports have been submitted to UK ActionFraud (police) that must be investigated thoroughly prior to any substantive agreement. Additional reports have been submitted to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office citing PGS Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) violations involving the processing of forged and defamatory SDK personal data that was used to support an illegal employment termination settlement contract. Copious amount of material has been sent to ICO caseworkers to support SDK allegations of PGS fraudulent and illegal actions against a whistleblower. This has included the illegal use of USA and Thai passport data, illegal reporting to UK, USA, Norway, and Thai government immigration agencies and processing of false / forged instruments as personal data.

PGS initiated criminal defamation claims using the Thai legal system even though whistleblower SDK and PGS are bound by agreements containing Confidentiality terms and conditions governed by the laws of England. Lenders must have confidence that PGS is in compliance with the laws of England proceeding any Lock-Up Agreement requiring the approval of an English Court. SDK never defamed PGS! SDK exposed PGS corruption to the benefit of lenders and shareholders mostly, but to all industry stakeholders generally. The English Court must demand answers and adjudication within the English legal system regarding PGS’ misuse of Confidentiality clause terms and conditions in place to protect company reputation and value, but being employed as an instrument to deceive lenders and investors. I invite the English Court to conduct a simple Google™ image search on pgs asa and ask why no legal action has been taken against SDK using the English legal system? SDK implores the English Court to conduct appropriate due diligence and establish the integrity of PGS business practices prior to any approval of a Lock-Up Agreement.


Steven D. Kalavity, PGS ASA Whistleblower

Demand that the PGS ASA Board of Directors and Executive Management Team be Investigated

Neeta Aulak: Watson Farley & Williams LLP Director of Corruption and Non-Compliance (24 July 2020)

Carl Richards, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited Secretary, is Accused of Initiating Illegal Criminal Defamation Prosecutions under Thailand Law for a Company Governed by the Laws of England to Retaliate Against his USA and Thai Citizen Crime Victims

The Crimes of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen (4-Sep-2016)
John Francas, PGS UK Head of Legal, Ignorance and the Fraud of Omission (4 October 2019)


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What #PhilipLandau, #London #EmploymentLaw Solicitor taught me about Settlement Contracts (30 April 2017)
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA and the UN Global CON – pact (15-Jul-2018)
PINTEREST Landau Law – London, Employment Law
Submitting Grievances and Whistleblowing as a Foreign Work (8 March 2019)
Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. Houston TX PGS Corrupt
CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS – Best Motivational Speech ( Jim Rohn ,TD Jakes , Les Brown )

ATTN: Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Chairman; Gottfred Langseth, Director; Christin Steen-Nilsen, Director; Kevin M. Hart, Secretary; Corina Maria Ragazzo, Secretary; Robert Johnson, Treasurer

Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc.:

Articles about Norway’s Equinor (StatOil) Corrupt Chairman of the Board, Jon Erik Reinhardsen

My name is Steven Kalavity (SDK).  SDK is a USA citizen who worked with several of Norwegian company Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (now PGS ASA, “PGS”) subsidiaries from 2000 – 2013.  SDKs first assignment with PGS was in Houston, Texas (PGSUS).  When SDK worked globally for PGS, Houston, Texas, USA, remained SDKs home of record for USA federal purposes, such as voting.  However, SDK spent very little actual time in Texas over the years working globally for PGS.  SDKs home of record for PGS while working on vessels and remote data processing centers was Thailand.  SDKs final assignment was with PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUK) as part of the Contract Sales – Africa group from September 2010 to December 2013.  SDK was sponsored on a Tier 2 work visa by PGSUK which allowed him to work and live in England with his family.  At the time of SDKs signing a termination settlement contract agreement (SCA) in December 2013, the directors of both PGSUK and PGSUS were Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Gottfred Langseth and Christin Steen-Nilsen.  SDKs SCA included provisions for relocation expenses to Houston, Texas.  SDK was the only one of the Thai-USA family who had actually lived in Houston.  SDKs family departed England 24 December 2013.  According to records, this was one day following PGS’ board of directors had signed their commitment for PGS to abide by the Principles of the UN Global Compact.  As CEO and President of PGS, Reinhardsen highlighted this commitment within a letter to PGS stakeholders.

Second Open Letter to PGS Exploration UK Limited Directors Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Christin Steen-Nilsen, Carl Richards and UK Serious Fraud Office (16-October-2018)

PGS has refused to confirm the employer / agency of employee Gareth Jones, especially from the period of between 1 June – 31 December 2014.  This withholding of information is an obstruction of justice.  In October 2014, SDK submitted a subject access request (SAR) to PGS / PGSUK citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) so as to receive copies of the personal data that PGS / PGSUK was processing relevant to SDK.  UK (England) Data Controllers, such as employers, are legally obligated to abide by DPA Principles.  As a USA citizen who worked under contract in England governed by the laws of England, DPA compliance formed part of the employment contract.

Subject data must not be transferred to other countries outside the European Enterprise Area (EEA) without adequate protection

uk data protection act 1998 (DPA), eighth Principle

It is implied that the legal and contractual DPA Principles 1-7 are being adhered to by the data controller.  For the record, the USA does not form part of the EEA.  One of the considerations for subject data transfer outside the USA is whether the data subject has consented to such a transfer of their personal data.  What SDK discovered once receiving copies of personal data being processed by PGS / PGSUK was inaccurate and defamatory personal data.  Obviously, SDK would not consent to this and it is otherwise illegal. Most notably, contents of SDKs professional personnel file contained several documents not signed by nor verified by the data subject.  Most were signed or endorsed solely by the PGS UK HR Manager, David Nicholson.  SDK did not work for Nicholson nor HR and Nicholson possesses no direct knowledge of SDKs work, i.e., Nicholson did not / does not possess any qualified privilege with respect to his authored content. PGS HR Manager Nicholson (retired in shame) solely signed/endorsed SDK personnel file content which is both fraudulent and defamatory. 

The legal standard for documents populating one’s personnel file throughout SDKs entire working life, up to my experience with PGS, had always been a required employee verification (not necessarily agreement) of all documents being processed within their personnel file.  In other words, documents held within personnel files require the signature of the data subject.  However, in SDKs case, every document of consequence held within SDKs personnel file bore no subject (SDK) signature! Regardless of whether or not there was a PGS violation of DPA Principle 8, tenured HR staff should have easily recognized that SDK personnel file data did not comply with the most basic HR legal standards.  The documents being processed are illegal.  There is no way to verify the accuracy of SDKs personal data without a counter-signature.  E-mail records contradict the content of the forged and defamatory documents endorsed by Nicholson.  Also, SDKs employment was terminated by the SCA.  One of the provisions of signing the SCA was a letter by my former employer, PGS, for reference in SDKs search for new employment.  The letter was predicated on the contents of SDKs professional personnel file, which contains a copy of the SCA.  So, regardless of any violation of DPA Principle 8, the contents of SDKs personnel file were implicitly shared with PGSUS for the explicit purpose of being referenced for SDKs employment search in the US / Houston job market.  The PGS SDK personnel file document contents are inaccurate and defamatory.  The contents violate most every DPA principle and also seem to constitute the illegal blacklisting under Texas statute. 

Why I Believe that Duensing – Kippen’s Delivered “Legal Notices” on Behalf of PGS ASA are Crimes (25 Mar 2020)

Nicholson, along with SDKs immediate supervisor, Edward von Abendorff, PGS VP Contract Sales – Africa, and his supervisor, Simon Cather, PGS Marine Contract Africa Regional President had all been accused of gross misconduct, breaches of SDKs employment contract, bullying / harassment, discrimination, misuse of the performance management system and defamation, etc., within a 20 September 2013 SDK submitted workplace grievance (“Grievance”).  The Grievance is referenced within the SCA being processed within SDKs personnel file.  However, the copy of the personnel file which was provided to SDK following the 2014 SAR did not include a copy of the Grievance.  The contents of the Grievance met the standard of qualified protected disclosure, or whistleblowing, as defined by both the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) and the Norwegian Working Environment Act 2005/2017 (WEA).  This is important because SDK was employed by contract governed by the laws of England.  However, the Grievance was delivered to agents of Norway’s PGS which is governed by the laws of Norway.  The only document not signed and/or endorsed by Nicholson being processed within SDKs PGS personnel file is a 25 October 2013 memo (Memo) signed by Per Arild Reksnes, PGS Marine Contract EVP and Terje Bjølseth, PGS SVP Global Human Resources, who are not agents of PGSUK.  Both Cather and Nicholson are “exonerated” by Reksnes and Bjølseth through this Memo for their multiple abuses of power, misconduct and contract violations that were cited within the Grievance.    

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Following the receipt of the copies of SDK personal data provided through the SAR late 2014 (2014 SAR), SDK complained vigorously to PGS, of course, but also to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Norwegian Data Protection Authority who oversee data controller personal data processing compliance.  On 22 December 2014, a year after having signed the SCA, PGSUK wrote a threatening letter to SDK for disputing the obviously inaccurate and defamatory forged SDK personal data PGS processed and apparently shared outside the EEA, according to a 30 October 2013 email to SDK from Bjølseth.  The wire and mail transfer of fraudulent (forged) personal data would constitute the US Federal crimes of mail and wire fraud.  As stated before, it serves the data subject to have compliant and accurate personal data sent outside the EEA to the USA to facilitate searching for employment in the USA.  However, processing defamatory forged documents in retaliation for blowing the whistle is patently illegal.  Also, Nicholson was the principal processor of SDK personal data along with HR employee, Laura Haswell, in spite of the fact that Nicholson had orchestrated and was at the center of the events which brought about and constituted the content of the Grievance.  (The 2014 SAR content also revealed communications between Haswell and Jones regarding SDKs impending move to the USA, indicating a global criminal conspiracy by PGS to defraud.) Within the 22 December 2014 letter (Extortion Letter) sent on behalf of PGSUK [Reinhardsen, Langseth, and Steen-Nilsen] and endorsed/signed by Nicholson, who had been accused of criminal misconduct within the Grievance, PGSUK agreed to alter SDK personal data being processed through the inclusion of SDKs 5 December 2014 complaint e-mail even though the Extortion Letter/email stated otherwise.

Termination of employment by a settlement contract requires that the employee receive counsel by an employment law solicitor.  PGS breached SDKs original employment contract (OEC) by proffering a termination settlement contract without proceeding through all of the steps of the legal and contractually mandated grievance procedure.  Following SDKs being offered a termination settlement contract, SDK immediately contacted UK (English) employment law solicitor, Philip Landau, who was with Landau Zeffert and Weir Solicitors (LZW) at the time.  Landau was provided with a summary of the grievance points and the fact that the SCA was proffered before the grievance procedures outlined within the PGS UK Personnel Handbook had been followed and completed as prescribed by the OEC. Landau should have easily recognized the Grievance as protected disclosure and queried about the terms and conditions of the OEC to determine whether the OEC had been breached. Nevertheless, on 1 November 2013 the negotiations – confidence fraud – commenced for the final terms and conditions of the SCA.  PGS engaged legal firm Watson Farley and Williams (WFW) employment solicitor, Rhodri Thomas, to negotiate the final terms and conditions of the SCA.  WFW Thomas similarly ignored UK law and PGS policy and procedure to pressure SDK into an uncontested “termination” through a fraudulent SCA. Thus, SDK has concluded that Landau and his assistant, Holly Rushton, and WFW were bribed into processing the forged documents to support an illegal termination settlement contract which bypassed SDKs legal right to follow the prescribed grievance procedure to protect the criminals.

The Memo is dated for when Landau represented SDK. The Memo references a canceled meeting which Landau also was informed about.  The Memo references a letter by SDK that was never written and in fact does not exist.  A legal grievance process must include a written notification of the outcome to the griever, as well as notification that the griever has a right to appeal the decision.  The Memo was created to represent SDKs acceptance of an unfavorable outcome to the Grievance agreed to with the guidance of legal counsel.   The (forged) Memo does not even reference the actual Grievance nor inform SDK of his legal and contractual right to appeal the Grievance decision.  SDKs Grievance recipient and witness, John Barnard, was not included as a recipient of the Memo. Barnard was supposed to ensure the proper proceeding of the legal grievance process. SDK was being terminated through settlement contract by the foregone conclusion that he otherwise would be terminated for performance which was evidenced only by the malicious and unprivileged assessment of an accused criminal, Nicholson (and Cather and von Abendorff). PGS / PGSUK had written to and applied for SDKs Leave to Remain with the UK Border Agency 15 July 2013. On 24 July 2013, Nicholson endorsed a letter (Ambush Letter) written on behalf of PGSUK (Reinhardsen, Langseth, and Steen-Nilsen) citing apprehension about SDKs performance. The Grievance was SDKs response to the Ambush Letter. The Ambush Letter was PGSUK / PGS frantic attempt to obstruct SDK from beginning the grievance process following what SDK believed was an illegal Ambush Meeting hosted by Nicholson, Cather, and von Abendorff. PGS / PGSUK were illegally obstructing SDKs legal and contractual right to blow the whistle.  PGS / PGSUK were also defrauding UK Border Agency and ICO (and NDPA).  LZW Landau/Rushton and WFW Thomas aided and abetted in these frauds.

SDK has known that he was a victim of PGS crimes since receiving the 2014 SAR content.  However, the binding nature of settlement agreements combined with the breadth, money, and number of criminal co-conspirators and their agency (WFW and LZW lawyers) has made just resolution much more difficult.  The OEC contained Confidentiality clauses that prohibit employees from publishing disparaging content about PGS and its stakeholders (which would include WFW).  The SCA also contained mutual Confidentiality clauses that prohibited both SDK and PGS from publishing disparaging content about one another.  Of course, the publication / processing of defamatory forged documents was a breach of the SCA.  However, this could only be established by first establishing that the SCA itself was fraudulent.  It is important to note that not all publication of disparaging content is a breach.  Whistleblowing is protected through PIDA/WEA.  SDK submitted his first report to the UK police (ActionFraud) 24 August 2015.  On 3 July 2015, SDK published An American, the UK Data Protection Act, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Tyranny of “Accurate Data” (3-Jul-2015) on the LinkedIn™ Pulse platform.  On 6 September 2015, SDK published, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign (6-Sep-2015)In spite of the threats made within the Extortion Letter months before, PGS took no action.  PGS’ responsibility to shareholders was to investigate the whistleblowing claims and then cite a breach in the SCA terms and conditions to stop future publications and safeguard the reputation and value of PGS.  PGS remained silent.  SDK contacted PGS Compliance Hotline composed of PGS General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen, PGS Compliance Officer Silke Hitschke, and Bjølseth (PGS Compliance).  PGS Compliance were provided with articles and emails proving that the SCA was illegal, as was SDKs termination from employment for blowing the whistle.  PGS Compliance never responded.  This was a violation of their fiduciary duty and a furtherance of the damage and fraud to whistleblower SDK and continuation of the intentional deception to the upstream oil and gas industry investors.

The Crimes of Philip Landau #London #EmploymentLaw #Solicitor and Petroleum Geo-Services #PGS #CEO #Pedersen (30 December 2017)

In 2016, SDK submitted another SAR to PGS.  SDK also submitted SARs to WFW and LZW.  (LZW had become Landau Law in early 2014. SDK supposes that this was done to help launder the money received in bribes.)  Landau / Rushton never reached out to SDK to warn about or admonish his online publications.  PGS and WFW also provided no additional data nor comment regarding SDK online publications. SDK regarded as his publications as legally protected public disclosure.  In August 2016 SDK was further defrauded and defamed by PGS.  SDK had been publishing his legally protected public disclosure within the PGS LinkedIn™ comment space.  PGS again were in breach of the Confidentiality terms and conditions by not investigating whistleblowing claims nor citing a contract breach.  Instead, PGS irresponsibly deleted the protected public disclosure and continued their defamation and defrauding of a whistleblower and the industry.  SDK was restricted and further defamed on LinkedIn™ through PGS not abiding by the contractual Confidentiality terms.  PGS Compliance on two separate occasions during 2016 breached the Confidentiality terms of the SCA.  PGS Compliance stated that they had investigated and found no issues.  PGS Compliance found no issues with unsigned and unverified documents within a whistleblowers professional personnel file?  It was a cover-up which SDK also wrote about prior to being restricted on LinkedIn™, The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)What has been most damaging through all of this ordeal is to have witnessed the abject moral weakness and lack of principles of former co-workers who have made the constructive decision to aid and abet evil criminals above victims of their crimes.  PGS has expended a lot of resources to deceive the industry.  Much of this has been through salary bribes and promotions paid to complicit employees who breach the PGS Code of Conduct and Core Values to damage an innocent victim of crimes and whistleblower along with his family who were also under PGS’ contractual duty of care.

Following SDKs defamatory restriction from LinkedIn™, SDK established to publish his protected disclosure without the constraints of uninformed social media gatekeepers intimidated by corrupt corporate agents.  SDK used Twitter™ to continue informing @PGSNews about new publications related to PGS non-compliance.  No agent of PGS, WFW, or LZW had ever contacted SDK with regard to the several online publications which exposed PGS non-compliance.  In 2018, SDK was living in Thailand.  For the first time ever, in April 2018, someone purporting to be affiliated with PGS had something to say about SDKs online publications.  Carl Richards was the PGS UK Head of Legal and PGSUK company secretary from 13 September 2013.  In other words, Richards was PGSUK secretary at the time the Grievance was delivered.  According to 2014 SAR contents, Richards and his associate lawyer, Ben Kelly, had reviewed and approved the final terms and conditions of the SCA (which references the Grievance, unlike the Memo).  By 2018, SDK had established that he was a victim of a criminal conspiracy and also began to understand the corporate hierarchy and their accountability.  SDK was producing image files which pictured the accused with links to the articles and evidence broadcast through Twitter™.  Richards never did verify his identity in fact.  Richards seemed especially concerned with the publication, Carl Richards, Arbitrary and Capricious Company Secretary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (24 Feb 2018) p112-118and threatened to pursue criminal litigation against SDK as an individual separate from PGS?

In May 2018, lawyer Tippaya Moonmanee with Thailand law firm Duensing – Kippen sent a legal notice on behalf of Richards threatening criminal prosecution for defamation under the laws of Thailand.  The notice further stated that she/Duensing – Kippen did not represent PGS, but only Carl Richards the individual (divorced from his fiduciary responsibilities of PGSUK secretary?).  SDK believed that the notice was extortion and published this belief. SDK also informed Duensing – Kippen that SDK and PGS were currently bound by contractual confidentiality terms and conditions governed by the laws of England and that litigation in Thailand was unnecessary if the SCA is a valid and legal instrument.  (SDK had concluded that the SCA could not be a legal instrument since it was supported by defamatory forged documents.)  SDK did not give too much thought to the correspondence at the time.  But, how did Duensing – Kippen receive SDKs post address in Thailand?  SDK had provided WFW and PGS with passport and post address information for the 2016 SARs.  SDK did comply with the demands, to a degree, at first, but did not receive reasonable verification or details to believe the claim was legitimate.  Richards resigned from PGS 25 May 2013, according to the PGSUK company information published on Companies House website.  In June, SDK again submitted another SAR.  This time SDK cited the new General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) which had replaced DPA.

Carl Richards’, Secretary, PGS Exploration UK Limited, Silence Implies Agreement and the Abrogation of Fiduciary Duty (20 April 2018) p108-109

No additional data was provided from the 2018 SAR.  However, within the response from PGSUK in-house solicitor, John Francas, PGS again threatened litigation for breaches in the SCA?  In September 2018, SDK left Thailand and returned to the USA.  Duensing – Kippen delivered two criminal complaints to SDKs Thai residence on the date SDK departed Thailand.  Duensing – Kippen and PGS had used SDKs passport data to track his travels.  SDK did not receive the complaints in electronic format.  Only firm copies were delivered by post.  SDK had to shorten his visit to the USA and return to Thailand to address the PGS sponsored criminal complaints.  Even though Duensing – Kippen had explicitly informed SDK that they did not represent PGS, upon arriving to back to Thailand, Duensing – Kippen had delivered two criminal complaints.  One was on behalf of Richards, who still had never confirmed his identity in fact.  The other claim was on behalf of PGSUK directors Pedersen, Langseth and Steen-Nilsen.  Duensing – Kippen had lied to SDK in stating that they did not represent PGS.  The “legal claims” of criminal defamation under Thai law included only a small portion of the publications posted since 2015.  Content had been translated from its original publication in English into Thai.  SDK sent several inquiry emails to PGSUK directors and legal, including Francas, PGS General Counsel Lars Mysen, and PGS Data Protection Officer, Daphne Bjerke, and PGS UK HR Manager Gareth Jones.  No one replied to these emails even with the ongoing litigation in Thailand.  SDK had to hire Thai lawyers and travel to Bangkok, Thailand Criminal Court to address the claims.  This costs thousands of US dollars since there were two separate criminal claims instead of just one. 

Letter to Daphne Bjerke, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) Data Protection Officer and ICO Caseworker (2-Sep-2018)

The claims delivered by Duensing – Kippen on behalf of PGS, WFW, and LZW traumatized SDKs Thai in-laws.  SDKs mother in-law went to the hospital and became gravely ill.  SDKs family in the US were also traumatized – and still are, along with my wife and children because of PGS’ harassment and illegal actions against their victim of crimes!  The delivered claims also were a material breach of the SCA which prohibited the publication of disparaging content, such as an illegal false criminal complaint to silence a whistleblower.  On 11 November 2018, SDK signed two Thai compromise agreements to avoid criminal trial in Thailand.  For the record, Duensing – Kippen have no idea what is or is not defamation.  Neither does Francas.  The entire point of SDKs publications is to expose PGS processing illegal forged and unverifiable documents.  Defamation is the publication or disclosure of false and harmful information about another party.  One cannot ascertain what is true or false through documents that have no counter-signature or supporting data.  Further, the threshold for disparagement is much less than proving defamation.  How can there be criminal defamation in Thailand but not a breach in the SCA?  There cannot be.  The litigation in Thailand was get evidence of crimes de-published.  Within 10-days of the Thai compromise agreements, SDK was told that he “breached” the Thai agreements through reporting the current predicament and ongoing litigation to JOGMEC while PGS was negotiating the sale of a vessel to JOGMEC.  SDK again was exercising his legal right under law and contract to publicly disclose PGS mischief, but was silenced to PGS could once again silence the truth.

PGS and Richards had Duensing – Kippen (illegally) file two more criminal complaints in retaliation for SDKs whistleblowing to JOGMEC.  The new trials were set for January 2019.  SDK had taken offline as discussions around the litigation and compromise agreements were ongoing.  SDK does not believe that the Thai agreements are legally enforceable for several published reasons.  The main issues are that SDKs contracts with PGSUK are governed by English law with no limit in time.  This includes data protection provisions by GDPR and whistleblower protection through PIDA.  The Thai compromise agreements were unnecessary if the OEC had not been breached by PGS and the SCA were a legal instrument.  Between 11 November 2018 and January 2019, likely in December 2018, was stolen and SDK lost access to his website.  This theft and destruction of evidence was intended to silence legal and protected disclosure about PGS corruption.  However, SDK has been certain since 2014 SAR that PGS processes inaccurate defamatory data.  Nicholson and Francas both threatened litigation due to breaches in the SCA when they both knew the SCA was not an enforceable legal instrument supported by forged documents.  The Thai Compromise agreements also had resolution venues in Harris County, Texas federal or state courts.  SDK questioned this.  Thai defamation laws are notoriously severe. These laws do not parallel Texas law or USA Federal law.  The USA is comprised of fifty independent states with separate laws which differ from federal statute.  Neither the USA nor Texas can or would enforce Thai criminal laws.

Neeta Aulak: Watson Farley & Williams LLP Director of Corruption and Non-Compliance (24 July 2020)

On 3 July 2019, Francas contacted by email SDK regarding breaches in the Thai agreement between PGSUK and SDK. content was republished on  Duensing – Kippen has demanded articles de-published.  Based on what?  PGS, WFW, and Landau Law have not presented evidence that the content on actually is the same as and is covered by the litigation because they stole and all content was lost!  Richards has remained silent since slithering out of England (to Brisbane, Australia, SDK believes).  SDK has no idea where Richards is and Richards has made no attempt to change that.  Richards has protested no published content.  No director nor named executive has ever even tried to defend their own reputation.  PGS, WFW, and Landau Law have relied upon illegal threats against SDK and his family from Duensing – Kippen to demand silence.  This is how corrupt and cowardly PGS, WFW, and Landau Law are.  There is no interest in the truth, only the continued deception of a public so PGS, WFW and Landau Law can publish lies about their unethical and illegal business practices.  PGS, WFW, and Landau Law have allowed many disparaging publications that name cohorts.  Reinhardsen has never even tried to defend the reputation and value of PGS, Equinor, and Telenor.  Reinhardsen has allowed employees to have their names published and reputations tarnished.  Leaders do not allow that!  The cowardly and corrupt run away from the truth.

The people most severely damaged by PGS, WFW and Landau Law are the whistleblower and his family. SDK, who publishes the truth is blacklisted?!  PGS, WFW, and Landau Law have caused incalculable damage to the upstream oil and gas industry, as well as the geoscience, HR, and employment law professions. True professionals should admonish such behavior and shun their cowardly and corrupt brethren who destroy lives. They are all disgraceful. As late as May 2020, Duensing – Kippen continued citing SDK breaches in the Thai agreements and harassing SDK and his Thai family.  SDK is in the USA now and the Thai agreements cite the USA federal and state courts of Texas.  PGS, WFW, and Landau Law have been requested to remark on the status of the SCA which they all formed.  Why such an effort to run away from that agreement?  All of the PGS agreements lead us back to Texas where the fake data about PGS was shared.  It takes us back to the questions asked in 2014 and are now posed again to PGS UK HR Manager Gareth Jones.  Explain the Memo and all other documents PGS processes within SDKs PGS personnel file and confirm Jones’ agency/employer from 2013 – 2020?  And answer the base question, is the SCA signed in England 5 December 2013 really a legal contract?  PGS, WFW, and Landau Law silence is obstructing justice and that really is a USA and Texas crime and I have always been a USA citizen.        . 

Petroleum Geo-Services and PGS Exploration UK Limited Conceal Illicit and Non-Compliant Acts through Stonewalling – 2014 (20 October 2018)


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Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. Houston, Texas and Jon Erik Reinhardsen’s Abusive Corruption

PINTEREST Corrupt Houston Petroleum Geo-Services PGS HR Gareth Jones

Open Letter to Tina Bru, Norway Minister of Petroleum and Energy (13 June 2020)
Why Elite White-Collar Criminals Are Rarely Punished

For example, on a survey conducted by Family Lives in the U.K., more than 80% of the participants reported that workplace bullying affected their family life. Therefore, the “spillover” effect of workplace bullying on the victims’ personal lives cannot be ignored and constitutes an important consequence of workplace bullying which has been largely neglected by the current literature. Negative job-related feelings such as anger, frustration, despair, and hopelessness can compromise parenting abilities in such a way that the stress resulting from workplace bullying may indirectly affect their children’s psychological well-being and behavior by altering their parenting practices. ~

Effects of workplace bullying on Chinese children’s health
Carl Richards’, Secretary, PGS Exploration UK Limited, Silence Implies Agreement and the Abrogation of Fiduciary Duty (20 April 2018) p108-109
Report Fraud – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Dear Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Caseworker (1-Jul-2018)


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Norway’s PGS ASA Illegal Discrimination to Defraud a USA Citizen Crime Victim and Whistleblower

Norway’s PGS ASA and England’s Legal Firms Watson Farley & Williams and Landau Zeffert & Weir (now Landau Law) Intentionally and Illegally Violated a USA Citizen Foreign Worker Human Rights and Right to Due Process through Exploiting his USA Citizenship Status

Open Letter to Norway’s Telenor Board of Directors Regarding Compliance Officer Silke Hitschke (8 September 2020)
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PINTEREST PGS ASA Human Resources Gareth Jones
Was Withholding my Occupational Health Nurse Report from me OK? (22 April 2019)
Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Capital Markets (25-Jul-2016)
PINTEREST LI PGS East Shetland Slides 300×700
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Flying Monkeys (The Narcissist’s Tool for the Smear Campaign)


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PINTEREST: PGS ASA, Watson Farley & Williams, Landau Law, EM Law, Equinor, Telenor Corruption Exposed


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Norway’s PGS ASA Illegal Discrimination to Defraud a USA Citizen Crime Victim and Whistleblower

Norway’s PGS ASA and England’s Legal Firms Watson Farley & Williams and Landau Zeffert & Weir (now Landau Law) Intentionally and Illegally Violated a USA Citizen Foreign Worker Human Rights and Right to Due Process through Exploiting his USA Citizenship Status

Open Letter to Norway’s Telenor Board of Directors Regarding Compliance Officer Silke Hitschke (8 September 2020)
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PINTEREST PGS ASA Human Resources Gareth Jones
Was Withholding my Occupational Health Nurse Report from me OK? (22 April 2019)
Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Capital Markets (25-Jul-2016)
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Flying Monkeys (The Narcissist’s Tool for the Smear Campaign)


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Petroleum Geo-Services #PGS #CEO #Pedersen and the Management of Gang Rape (24 October 2017) – Republish

Republished 26 September 2020 following inclusion within 2018 Thai firm Duensing – Kippen Criminal Defamation Claim and Illegal Whistleblower Retaliation on behalf Norway company PGS ASA

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign 2 (20-Sep-2015)

Everyone mentioned within these blog posts articles could protect the Company and their own reputations and invoke the terms and conditions of their employment contracts. They would rather keep their jobs and pervert the course of justice and protect corrupt and criminal actions against a USA citizen and his family because they are all complicit in the crimes and gang-rape.

Accused Criminal Rune Olav Pedersen PGS ASA CEO and President Reduces Company Value (8 August 2020)
What are “flying monkeys”? (Glossary of Narcissistic Relationships)
Can PGS Exploration UK Limited Legally Bypass the Terms and Conditions of Previous Contracts Governed Under English Law and Prosecute Claims in Thailand? (3 July 2019)
Wikipedia – UK Companies House 2006
The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)
The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Mob Values (14-Jun-2016)
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Mob Gaslighting (30-Jun-2016)
Why I believe the Criminal Defamation Claim brought forth by Carl Richards, former PGS Exploration UK Limited, England, KT13 0NY, Secretary, is Fraudulent (7 August 2019)

In the absence of truth, power is the only game in town.

Richard John Neuhaus
Landau Law Didn’t Like My Trustpilot Review? (8 June 2019)

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

Napoleon Hill

The image which heads this blog article is the screen capture from a Google™ Image search of PGS #Pedersen.  By any standard, leadership entrusted with advancing the company, as well as its directors and management’s, reputation would not allow being associated with such imagery and accusations.  Therefore, any settlement contract that is intended to end an employment relationship on fair, equitable and reasonable terms, yet allows the employer and its agents open to such public ridicule and criticism would not seem to accomplish its intended objectives.  In fact, the outcome of this settlement has apparently left Norwegian marine seismic service company, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and its UK affiliate, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (PGSUK), agents impotent in constructively resolving such an online tirade.  The PGS/PGSUK legal compliance lawyer, Rune Olav Pedersen (PGS #Pedersen) is responsible for this contract and all of the online postings which it has inspired.  PGS #Pedersen was the principal agent who oversaw the resolution of a grievance addressing workplace bullying/mobbing, harassment, defamation, as well as a litany of other indiscretions, mostly regarding the abuse of position.  Agents were allowed to not abide by UK laws and PGS policy.  The grievance concentrated on acts perpetrated by three (3) PGSUK executives, Simon Cather (PGS #Cather), PGS Marine Contract President – Africa, Edward von Abendorff (PGS #Abendorff), VP Marine Contract Sales – Africa, and David Nicholson (PGS #Nicholson), Human Resource (HR) Manager EAME.

PGS #Pedersen is but one of the alleged PGS/PGSUK criminal and corrupt agents who participated in gang violence intended to protect liars and cheaters and silence my voice.  He along with his co-conspirators have been accused, although none have formally retorted or denied these published accusations.  My publications became necessary when PGS/PGSUK corrupt executives, the board, and compliance team did not do what their legal agency requires.  Their objective has not been legal compliance, but rather covering-up illegal executive behaviors.  PGS/PGSUK agents have either lied or ignored my queries.  The accused were allowed to not investigate – or rather, produce a fabricated investigation which was withheld from me to exonerate themselves.  I believe that the settlement contract proffered to me by PGSUK was not legal.  How is it possible to illegally create and process a false narrative supported by false instruments, misrepresentations, and the withholding and destruction of key data/information to affect a legal agreement?  How is it legal for any agent, my own nor any agent of PGSUK, to accept and process such false instruments, misrepresentations, and the withholding and destruction of key data/information on my behalf?  Common sense would tell most that any such agreement is obviously compromised.  But, that is before the corrupted power of misappropriated PGS resources and money enters into the equation.  When this happens, no legal or compliant outcome is possible.  PGS #Pedersen oversaw the workplace violence and plunder of a whistle blower,

It was PGS #Pedersen who allowed my legal right to file a grievance be obstructed (perverting the course of justice), false documents stating a false narrative to be created and processed (fraud and forgery), and finally withheld a medical recommendation which denied me a medical check-up that may have confirmed that their acts of bullying and harassment were in fact health harming (assault?).  PGS #Pedersen did all this while advancing a settlement contract with the specific intent of allowing PGS executives to escape justice and accountability.  The formation of such an agreement required a lot of shenanigans on the part of PGS agents.  Such a conspiracy and confidence fraud required enlisting a long-term customer and third- party agent, Rhodri Thomas, of legal firm Watson, Farley and Williams, to not carry out normal due diligence and to tell one narrative to the UK Border Agency on the one hand, while telling another juxtaposed narrative to forward an illegal settlement on the other.   My (compromised) legal counsel and agent, Philip Landau and Holly Rushton also allowed false instruments and false data to be advanced and processed.  This simply is not legal.  They were acting as double-agents.  Therefore, based on these facts, as well as my former counsel’s lack of support in rectifying such issues and the many queries raised, I was only left to wonder. How much did PGS agents pay you, Philip Landau?  None of these “professional lawyers” answer my questions or have retained and provided substantive documentation of the negotiation processes they were clandestinely involved in.  More revealing, no lawyer involved has taken any legal action to stop my publications that accuse them of criminal behavior.  Their solution is to have me blocked on social media!  That’s the only option that their legal training has allowed them?  (It is as if the truth might put them in jail!)

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

John Steinbeck

You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live.

William Shakespear, The Merchant of Venice. Act iv. Sc. 1

When people think of rape, they think it as a sexual crime.  However, studies have shown over and over again that rape is a crime of power.  The legal definition of rape is the unlawful sexual intercourse with a person against their will.  The essential elements of the crime of rape are sexual penetration, force, and lack of consent of the other person.  However, a broader dictionary definition of rape is to plunder or violently seize or steal from another.  By this definition, rape is also not only about sex, but even more so about power.  Within this more extensive definition of rape, there is the power dynamic of control and dominance at its core.  The violent sex act becomes the projection and outcome from the abuse of power, whereby something is violently taken-away without the consent of the target.  Beverly McPhail of the University of Houston asserts that rape “occurs due to multiple motives rather than the single motivation. These multiple motivations include, but are not limited to, sexual gratification, revenge, recreation, power/control, and attempts to achieve or perform masculinity.”  Such dominance is demonstrated within heterosexual prison inmate populations.  In prisons, inmates are held within sexually unnatural, repressive, and humiliating environments.  Inmates resort to a system of (masculine) dominance over the weaker inmates that includes sexual rape.

All forms of workplace harassment are about the abuse of power and authority.  Harassment involves intentionally targeting someone associated with a protected group with behavior that is meant to alarm, annoy, torment or terrorize them.  Hierarchical authoritative power is too often demonstrated through corrupt and abusive social and political dominance.  Workplace bullying is demonstrated through such behaviors targeting individuals outside a protected group.  Workplace mobbing is bullying of an individual by a group.  Workplace mobbing is emotional abuse that involves “ganging up” by co-workers, subordinates or superiors, to force someone out of the workplace through rumor, innuendo, intimidation, humiliation, discrediting, and isolation.  Workplace mobbing is also referred to as malicious, nonsexual, nonracial, general harassment.  Perpetrators of workplace violence or rape rely on the same corrupted power structures that support, and too often promote, all forms of workplace violence.  One of the most severe ramifications of abused power is the loss of control and disempowerment which the targets of such abhorrent behaviors experience.  More to the point, the legal protections that are supposed to be afforded to targets of violence are denied through the intentional abuse and perversion of illegally sanctioned authoritative agency power, such as PGS #Pedersen allowing non-compliant and illegal acts be carried-out as a PGS agent for legal compliance.

There is something very understandable about gang violence.  The fact is that people are more likely to do something if they think they can get away with it.  Large numbers provide some statistical likelihood of not getting caught.  However, more importantly, within the workplace, it is the concentration of power and misused agency authority to preserve such corrupted power which makes justice so difficult to realize for targets of abuse.  When internal governance and compliance do not fulfill their legal agency responsibilities, organizations become lawless.  Non-compliant behavior is too often rewarded directly or indirectly through favoring those who look the other way from witnessing bad behavior.  These bystanders and witnesses of bad behavior who remain silent accommodate all corruption.  Too often HR is used as a conduit to pay “bribes” and to reward people for their complicity.  Money can also be laundered and funneled for seemingly benign bonuses or promotions.  Power and money with no third-party oversight is simply a formula for rampant corruption, which is seen too often these days within every industry.  Harassment and bullying are epidemic, yet justice for such abrogation of civility and workplace policy is rarely realized.  Internal governance is a façade that the corrupt create and misuse for self-preservation of power.  Corrupt corporate agents only need to publish core values or responsibility reports.

Authoritative power can decide which scandals are investigated and punished.  Authoritative power can also allow themselves to misuse shareholder value to do it.  When a report was made to UK Action Fraud, PGS/PGSUK voiced no concern about allegations made against executives.  The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who administer over compliance to the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) have no authentication process and therefore data controllers, such as PGSUK can lie with impunity.  (And they have, thus far.)  Accusing Terje Bjøseth (PGS #Bjolseth), PGS SVP HR and Per Arild Reksnes (PGS #Reksnes), then PGS EVP Marine Contract, and PGS #Cather of forging a memo stating my acceptance of a false narrative does not warrant concern as it is regarded as an “employment issue.”  Even though a person’s employment represents to them a significant amount of money and such fraud is in fact stealing that money, enterprise agent’s access to money and resources to stave off accountability is never in short supply!  PGS #Pedersen and his accomplice within “compliance” are automatically trusted because of their hierarchical authority and the money and resources that it controls.  It has nothing to do with truth or legal compliance.   The likelihood of getting away with a crime is also greatly enhanced with a gang of complicit co-conspirators hiding from the truth.  When corrupt power wants to suppress the truth, it is made easy for them.  The truth is that shareholders and customers actually finance the deceit of misused resources through apathy.  Therefore, the solution for creating workplaces free from health-harming and performance hindering harassment and bullying is for all stakeholders: customers, investors, and competitors, to demand proof of legal compliance and not just hollow statements.  Toxic workplaces cannot be cured through weak and dysfunctional enterprise governance.

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.  We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

When policemen break the law, then there isn’t any law – just a fight for survival. 

Billy Jack character (Billy Jack, 1971)

When the principal enterprise/corporate agents entrusted with the role of legal and policy compliance are themselves entwined in the illegal and corrupt behavior that they are appointed to govern, it is impossible for any outcome to be legal and compliant.  Nowhere is such a workplace culture of harassment and violent mobbing behavior more manifest than within Norwegian marine seismic service company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS).  My former employer.  And newly appointed PGS CEO, PGS #Pedersen, is an integral proponent of this toxic culture where corrupt acts by board members and executives are financed by their deceived stakeholders and customers.  What the deafening PGS board and executive silence around such allegations makes clear is their very direct involvement at every level in conspiring to carry-out an intentional and organized cover-up.  PGS #Pedersen is placed front and center in both carrying-out and covering-up these nefarious activities.  Because of PGS #Pedersen’s direct involvement, it is also no surprise that he has now become the CEO.  He is in place to shield the depth of PGS corruption.  No credible or honest person would accept this role and not feel compelled to reveal the truth behind such allegations.  In fact, it is the responsibility of key executives and the board of directors to uphold PGS and their own reputations in the eyes of stakeholders.  Ignoring and remaining silent in addressing such allegations is unprofessional, irresponsible, mean, and corrupt.

There is legal non-compliance to be uncovered, if only an honest investigation were carried-out.  Workplace bullying is referred to as the hidden epidemic.  Workplace bullying and harassment top the list of workplace hazards.  Such workplace violence is corruption by almost any reasonable definition.  It is the first tool of corrupt management to rid the workplace of whistle blowers, complainers, and even threatening talent.  Human Resources departments become weaponized to rid employees that threaten corrupt management.  HR departments also become a money laundering operations that pay out rewards to the incompetent and pliant employees who support the corruption.  HR departments are the avenue used to pay off the settlements that protect perpetrators of violence.  Payrolls are used as bribes to coerce others to support the corrupt and perform duties which are against the law or transgress workplace policies and procedures.  Targets of the corrupt, violent, and health-harming effects of workplace bullying seldom find justice.  Much of this is because the concept of corporate governance is too often utter idiocy in practice.  Corrupt organizations simply do not adhere to their own corporate governance protocols.  Isn’t that what corruption is?  Corrupt executives are allowed to maneuver and manipulate processes to protect themselves from any deserved legal or civil liability because corrupt executives allow themselves this non-agency authority to rig the system to their favor through bypassing local laws and company policies.

For over two-years I have been exposing PGS board and executive corruption and hypocrisy to which PGS #Pedersen has played a principal role.  I have tried to use the legitimate company processes for redress.  There have been lies, threats, but mostly silence in response to my phone calls and emails to compliance team members.  When a group of adults are allowed to conspire, coordinate, and engage in workplace mobbing, involving fraud, with the explicit intent of harming and robbing targets of their professional livelihood and reputation, it should resonate with all stakeholders.  Such violent plunder and theft is intended to harm and destroy the targets of abuse while protecting the rapists.  It is the most evil and despicable kind of corruption.  Stakeholders need to understand that corruption impacts the reputation and performance of all professionals and the markets that employ them.  I implore all stakeholders and decent people to demand that PGS #Pedersen, board, and executive chronicle and explain how their decisions and actions followed legal compliance and policy.  PGS #Pedersen was obliged to uphold legal compliance under his agency for PGS.  The fact that he did not carry out his legal duties also implies very clearly that he is corrupt beyond measure.  I am an enemy of the corrupt board and management because I wanted them to follow the rules, policies and the law (of Norway and England).  I am an enemy of the corrupt board and management because they have misused company resources, diminished the profession, and deceived customers.   They have sanctioned all this to harm me and my family.  No agent from PGS/PGSUK has publicly challenged my truthful narrative.  (They dare not expose themselves to rational dialogue.)  I need the help from stakeholders who care about a fair and level playing field offering the best products and services to step up and challenge corruption.  Challenge corruption, deception, and make the industry more safe and fair by not doing business with opaque organizations who cannot demonstrate their core values or responsible behavior.  This is the plea of all victims of crime: Justice.

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism.

Joe Biden

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

Joseph Addison

Transparency International


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Open Letter to EM Law Regarding Employment Lawyer Rhodri Thomas and a Firms Responsibility to the Public Good

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In discrimination cases, where there has been a breach of the Equality Act 2010 by the employer, the two most important categories are injury to feelings and loss of earnings. Unlike unfair dismissal, there is no limit on the amount of compensation that can be awarded in discrimination cases.

Rhodri Thomas London Employment Lawyer EM Law Watson Farley Williams

What Philip Landau, London Employment Law Solicitor taught me about Settlement Contracts (30 April 2017)
Raise a grievance at work
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
Evidence Philip Landau Law, London Employment Solicitor, Conspired and Accepted Bribes from PGS ASA to Defraud his Client SDK (20 May 2020)
Neeta Aulak: Watson Farley & Williams LLP Director of Corruption and Non-Compliance (24 July 2020)
Carl Richards, Arbitrary and Capricious Company Secretary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (24 Feb 2018)
Equality Act 2010

RE:         Crimes and Human Rights Abuses Against a Foreign Worker Whistleblower

  1. Open Letter to Norway’s Telenor Board of Directors Regarding Compliance Officer Silke Hitschke (8 September 2020)
  2. Open Letter to the USA Consulate in Norway and Equinor Board of Directors (27 August 2020)
  3. Open Letter to Tina Bru, Norway Minister of Petroleum and Energy (13 June 2020)
  4. Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg: Norway has a Corruption Problem (23 May 2020)
  5. Open Letter to PGS Exploration UK Limited Directors Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Christin Steen-Nilsen and UK Serious Fraud Office (9 October 2018)
  6. Open Letter to Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Board of Directors (18-Jun-2017)

US Consulate in Norway :

Norway Police – The National Criminal Investigation Service:

Knut Arild Hareide, Norway Minister of Transport:

Erna Solberg, Norway Prime Minister:

Øystein Myrvold, INVESTOR RELATIONS – TELENOR GROUP, Head of Investor Relations,

Kristine Devold, INVESTOR RELATIONS – TELENOR GROUP, Investor Relations Director:

Landau Law Didn’t Like My Trustpilot Review? (8 June 2019)
PGS Exploration (UK) Limited Harasses & Persecutes Whistleblowers in Breach of the Laws of England (18 October 2019)
Articles about Norway’s Equinor (StatOil) Corrupt Chairman of the Board, Jon Erik Reinhardsen (20 September 2019)

EM Law:

What responsibility do employers, such as EM Law, hold to perform proper and ethical due diligence of their employees for matters directly related to their professionalism and ethics?  EM Law employs employment lawyer, Rhodri Thomas.  Thomas has been publicly accused of being a principal in a criminal conspiracy to defraud, defame, and blacklist a foreign worker whistleblower, Steven Kalavity (SDK). Thomas did this as a practicing senior employment lawyer with global law firm Watson Farley and Williams (WFW).  Norwegian based multi-national corporation Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) UK subsidiary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0NY (PGSUK), engaged WFWs Thomas to “negotiate” the final terms and conditions of an employment termination settlement contract agreement (SCA).  The signing of this “negotiated” SCA ended SDKs career 5 December 2013.  SDK is a USA citizen who was sponsored and employed on a Tier 2 visa by PGSUK.  The SCA contained contractual Confidentiality clauses intended to prohibit parties from disparaging one another.  However, the exception is the publication of protected content, or whistleblowing, as defined by the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA).

The danger of silence | Clint Smith

SDK has published over one-hundred articles and several more image files disparaging PGS and its stakeholders, including WFW and Thomas, since signing the SCA.  One only has to conduct a simple Google™ search to find several of these published images and articles of protected public disclosures.  Obviously, the SCA formed by Thomas is a total disaster.  The sheer number of publications show that Thomas is an incompetent buffoon of a lawyer who did not protect the PGSUK.  Or the publications show that Thomas is a criminal who was bribed to misuse his credentials to protect corrupt and criminal directors and executives.  So, why would EM Law hire a lawyer who was either incompetent or a criminal?  EM Law, in the view of SDK, has become a co-conspirator in the defrauding of multiple international government agencies, corporate shareholders, and of course the foreign-worker whistleblower through bribes or negligence.  Their failure of due diligence has perverted the course of justice and deceived customers.  What evil depravity must exists when law firm employs and helps criminals who have intentionally hurt a law-abiding foreign worker and his family, including young children?  

Thailand Legal Firm Duensing – Kippen and PGS ASA do not Understand Contract Confidentiality Clauses (25 May 2020)
Open Letter to Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Board of Directors (18 June 2017) p124-128
Simple Compliance Questions for Norway’s PGS? (21 June 2019)

Silence implies consent.  The UK Limitation Act 1980 allows one-year from publication date for a party to file a defamation law suit.  One test to determine whether EM Law is an unethical law firm that protects criminals and perverts the course of justice is through reviewing if Thomas has ever initiated any litigation on behalf of his clients or himself for the numerous online publications.  SDK first began publishing content online regarding WFW Thomas’ confidence fraud 3 July 2013 on the LinkedIn™ platform.  The confidence fraud would have never been successful except for the fact that SDK was a foreign worker.  But, the fact that SDK was a USA citizen and sponsored Tier 2 visa meant that PGS, and WFW broke multiple laws more than the one’s that were being covered-up.  Herein lies the problem.  The SCA that Thomas was involved with was illegal and this is why it is impotent.  It is why Thomas will not respond nor comment on any accusatory publication.  No one is compelling Thomas to invoke the Confidentiality terms and conditions.  Why would EM Law rather protect an accused criminal, Thomas, than help a foreign worker whistleblower, SDK?  The accusations with evidence have been posted online since 20 September 2015!  Why isn’t EM Law not a co-conspirator in the (alleged) defrauding of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK Border Agency, and whistleblower SDK?  SDK believes that they are. 



Philip Landau Law – Watson Farley & Williams Confidence Fraud E-mails [10 October 2013 – 5 December 2013]

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