John Francas, Arbitrary and Capricious, Head of Legal, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited – KT13 0NY

This titled article was first published on was stolen from SDK and during PGS ASA threatened criminal litigation in Thailand. The final edited published version was lost. I believe that PGS ASA illegally stole and destroyed evidence that showed illegal PGS executive behavior. PGS ASA has breached terms and conditions of contracts governed by the laws of England. The purpose of the Thailand litigation was for PGS ASA to avoid litigation in England and to depublish evidence. – SDK

Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.

Henry IV of England

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.

Benjamin Franklin

I believe that John “Fraudster” Francas, newly appointed Head of Legal, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUK), is a liar, cheater, and fraudster.  I believe Francas is a mercenary with legal credentials being paid and misused by corrupted interests to obstruct justice.  Francas knows what he is doing.  If Francas believes my claims are defamatory, then I implore him to make his legal case.  Recently, I submitted a subject access request (SAR) citing the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into full affect 25-May-2018.  Francas responded to the GDPR SAR on behalf of PGSUK, which is an affiliate of Norwegian parent company, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS).  The first GDPR principle states that personal data being processed by data controllers is lawful, fair, and transparent.  PGS/PGSUK data processors have been violating this GDPR principle, as well as others for years.  I am certain of this, yet the PGSUK data processors are able to continue this practice through a coordinated effort to pervert the course of justice.  Typical of PGS/PGSUK executive behaviors, Francas initially did not respond to the GDPR query.  Subsequently, I initiated the process through the PGS Global Data Protection Officer, Daphne Bjerke.  Perhaps the less than enthusiastic response to my SAR is because I have a history with PGSUK.  In October 2014, ten months after leaving my corrupt and inhospitable hosts as a US citizen who had been employed with PGSUK Marine Contract Sales – Africa group sponsored on a Tier 2 visa, I submitted a subject access request (SAR) citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).  I contacted David Nicholson, (then) PGSUK Human Resources (HR) Manager and copied Laura Haswell, HR Staff by e-mail to initiate the DPA SAR process.  The response that I received to my SAR in 2014 was unbelievable. 

The copied contents of my PGSUK personnel file, which I received from the SAR, has inspired a blog writing campaign, reports to UK ActionFraud™ and the UK Serious Fraud Office.  I have written other complaints to other organizations regarding the personal data that parent company.  Francas does not have to be trained solicitor to know that PGS/PGSUK agents are processing illegal and non-compliant documents as my personal data.  Such conclusions require a simple analysis, starting with the determination as to whether their creation followed prescribed legal workplace processes.  In fact, since Francas was not an employee with PGSUK relevant to the dated records being processed, this should be a central issue of consideration.  Such unsigned an unverified records could have been created by Mickey Mouse or Goofy (David Nicholson), he wouldn’t have a legal evidentiary basis to really know.  The collective action (conspiracy to defraud) that Francas has signed onto rests on his remaining uncooperative and silent about the specifics, or rather, perverting the course of justice.  The simple request entails that Francas authenticate and validate, as legal and compliant, the processes of my personal data. In other words, confirm compliance with the first GDPR principle.  However, as with other PGS/PGSUK personal data processors, Francas refuses to produce such confirmation, mainly because he cannot. 

Francas and Bjerke are abusing their positions by continuing to be as non-transparent and difficult as possible for the data subject, while protecting corrupt data processors and management.  GDPR is about protecting the rights of the data subject.  The former PGSUK Head of Legal and Secretary didn’t like being headlined for my blog post article, Carl Richards, Arbitrary and Capricious Company Secretary, PGS Exploration (UK) LimitedRichards had a more direct involvement in the conspiracy to defraud.  Richards resigned from his role as PGSUK Secretary 25-May-2018, the same day on which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into full effect and replaced DPA.  Richards has also resigned from PGSUK as Head of Legal.  It seems that Richards has relocated down under, to Brisbane, Australia. Prior to Richards’ resignations from PGSUK, I was sent an e-mail from the purported “Carl Richards”, in which he threatened legal action under his personal name for blog post articles which cited him.  The purported “Carl Richards” had even engaged a Thai legal firm (I currently reside in Thailand) to follow-through with his threatened legal action if I did not capitulate and remove the content.  All of the blog post articles are published on a dedicated personal website, which I control.  I have published over thirty-five (35) NOPGS blog post articles in my blog campaign for justice.  The first article, An American, the UK Data Protection Act, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Tyranny of “Accurate Data”, in title and on main points is revisited in all of the other subsequent articles which revolve around PGSUK knowingly processing illegal fake personal data intended to harm me personally, physically, and professionally and protect corrupt and criminal PGS/PGSUK executives.

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.

Kerry Stokes

I knew the threat from “Carl Richards” was always hollow and the articles are still published and accessible.  Richards was likely concerned that as Secretary that he would be principally culpable for any data protection violations, as well as for any criminality in processes.  Of course, Richards also likely did not want any bad publicity to be published and accessible after his leaving PGSUK.  Within these articles, I have named names and provided evidence.  I have called the past and present PGS President and CEO liars, cheaters, criminals, and assholes.  I have called PGS executive and compliance team members the same, and continued down the hierarchical ladder to those down that ladder whom I know were directly involved in processing in advancing defamatory personal data.  Those named within the contents of the blog post articles or other PGS executives who hold positions of entrusted fiduciary duty, have never commented nor made an effort to contact be to stop my publication, except one.  Nicholson threatened legal action in a letter that he wrote to me 22-Dec-2014 to stop my many queries and challenges that I made regarding data that PGSUK processed in my name.  My blog post article campaign speaks to how hollow I regarded his threats, as well.  I am intimately knowledgeable of the events describing my narrative.  Plus, my personal narrative is something of value to me.  I have e-mail and other evidence supporting my narrative.  What I believe was carried out was the embezzlement and misuse of resources to bribe legal advisers into processing fake date.  What PGS/PGSUK data processors have created and are processing as my personal data is defamatory data intended to harm me and protect wrong-doers from any accountability.    

What I have always requested is that PGSUK authenticate – prove the legality – of the data PGS is processing in my name.  Forged documents cannot be authenticated.  I know with absolute certainty that the documents in my personnel file are not legal or accurate.  However, what complicates, as well as raises the stakes, issues is that data processors from three separate data controllers conspired to process this fake data.  Francas’ latest response to the recent GDPR SAR challenges his integrity as a lawyer.  What it all boils down to now for Francas and Bjerke is what compliant processes are now being used to investigate and resolve how forged documents were created and processed in my personnel file.  From my vantage point, Francas and Bjerke have signed on to be coconspirators in PGSUK’s continued fraud uttering of forged instruments.  They have agreed to a Faustian bargain.  Francas, in his response, evokes the terms and conditions of the SCA which I signed.  I do not believe that the SCA is a legal instrument.  If PGS had a legal claim against me, they would have brought it when I first began blogging.  In fact, if I were not telling the truth, PGS/PGSUK agents would have been remiss in not taking legal action.  However, it is my viewpoint that because the documents being processed within my PGSUK personnel file are forgeries, then the SCA cannot itself be legal.  Unfortunately, SCAs are very binding.  Such instruments by design prohibit future legal claims.  Three different data controllers, two legal firms and PGSUK, processed the fake data. I have reasoned that the last thing that these data controllers want is to revisit the SCA and actually explain the compliance of the processes and data used to terminate my employment.

On 20-Sep-2013, I had submitted a workplace grievance implicating Nicholson, along with my boss, Edward von Abendorff, VP Marine Contract Sales – Africa, and his boss, Simon Cather, Marine Contract – Africa President, of workplace gang-bullying.  Central to this grievance was the misuse of the abuse of position through the debasement of the PGSUK performance management system.  Nicholson, von Abendorff, and Cather promulgated defamatory and unsubstantiated statements about my work, harassed and threatened me.  I had believed their behaviors breached PGSUK policy, as well as UK employment and contract laws, and threatened my health and safety.  Beyond this, Nicholson, von Abendorff, and Cather, prohibited me from challenging their unfounded assertions.  Nicholson, von Abendorff, and Cather exploited their positions of hierarchical power and denied me my legal rights for redress, consistently misrepresented facts, and withheld information from me.  An original meeting had been scheduled 11-Sep-2013, but was delayed until 20-Sep-2013.  The 11-Sep-2013 meeting was scheduled within a letter written by Nicholson 24-Jul-2013.  My formal grievance was predicated on a distressing and unprofessional event, colloquially referred to in literature as an ambush meeting.  The ambush meeting occurred on 13-Jun-2013.  It was Nicholson who called the event in his office.  Cather and von Abendorff also attended.  I refer to this meeting as the ambush meeting. 

Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There’s always a hidden agenda.

Larry Flynt

Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one’s need to think.

Adolf Eichmann

On 18-Jun-2013, following the ambush meeting, I requested minutes from that meeting, how the meeting conformed to PGSUK policy and procedures, and also mentioned that I wanted to respond to and address the distressing meeting in a formal way.  I specifically mentioned submitting a grievance.  Nicholson denied me all of these requests.  I therefore requested something in writing to respond to.  This was what inspired the 24-Jul-2013 letter.  I refer to this letter as the ambush letter.  My response to ambush letter was my grievance document.  The formal grievance was in regard to the behaviors and decisions of Nicholson, von Abendorff, and Cather, as well as a rebuke of the assertions made during the ambush meeting and ambush letter.   These events were chronicled within the contents of the formal grievance, which was finally submitted on 20-Sep-2013.  The distribution of the grievance document is memorialized within e-mail communications.  Nicholson, von Abendorff, and Cather all received a copy of the grievance.  The grievance was sent to Terje Bjølseth, PGS SVP Global HR and Compliance Officer; Per Arild Reksnes, PGS EVP Marine Contract; John Greenway, PGS SVP Marine Contract; and finally John Barnard, a coworker who I asked to accompany me as a witness.  A grievance hearing meeting was scheduled for 14-Oct-2013 by Nicholson. 

On 10-Oct-2013, Nicholson called me down to his office alone and proffered a settlement contract agreement (SCA).  At this encounter, Nicholson told me that it was the position of PGS legal in both Norway and England that I was in dispute the Company.  The SCA was being proffered to me to discontinue the grievance process.  Nicholson also remarked that I would need to engage a legal adviser if I accepted the SCA.  I declined the SCA and made it clear to Nicholson that I intended to continue the prescribed grievance process.  On 11-Oct-2013, I contacted employment Philip Landau was with the law firm Landau, Zeffertt, and Weir Solicitors (LZW) at the time.  Landau was provided a copy of the grievance document with names redacted.  Landau also was provided a summary of events which led to my contacting him.  Landau was aware of the scheduled grievance hearing meeting.  It was Landau who recommended that I pursue an enhanced SCA, and not follow through the grievance process.  Eventually, on 22-Oct-2015, I did decide to engage Landau because no one from PGS had contacted me with regards to the status of the grievance process.  The only communications that I had PGS/PGSUK managers following the delivery of the 20-Sep-2013 grievance was e-mail communications from Nicholson scheduling the grievance hearing meeting. 

On 25-Oct-2013, Landau wrote to me that he had contacted PGS/PGSUK lawyers and stated that the grievance process was “parked” while terms of an SCA were discussed.  Later in October, PGSUK opted to engage Rhodri Thomas with firm Watson, Farley, and Williams (WFW), to represent them for the SCA negotiations.  On 1-Nov-2013, SCA began.  My direct communications with Landau, and his assistant, Holly Rushton, were mostly with regard to points raised in the grievance, which at that point I believed would advance more favorable terms for me.  The stress of the entire situation was taking its toll, and I was visiting doctors.  I took 5-days of sick leave during this time.  In mid-November, there were communications regarding my taking sick leave.  At the request of Nicholson and Abendorff, HR’s Anne Stokle communicated with me and scheduled an appointment with an occupational health nurse (OHN).  In mid-November, I had an appointment with the OHN.  During her health assessment, I related to her the current events.  I related to the OHN the ongoing SCA.  Of course I related this to Landau and Rushton, also to help advance more favorable terms for me.  These are the seminal events that mark my final months of employment with PGSUK Marine Contract Sales – Africa.  There is documented time-tagged e-mail evidence, or other materials, that confirm these events, as described by me.  These are the events that were related to Landau and Rushton.  But, this is not the story told within my PGSUK personnel file documents.

The narrative constructs the identity of the character, what can be called his or her narrative identity, in constructing that of the story told. It is the identity of the story that makes the identity of the character. 

Paul Ricoeur

Grades don’t measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager.

John Taylor Gatto

My personnel file records are formed by uncorroborated data.  None of these documents bear my signature.  None of these documents have been affirmed by my supervisor, von Abendorff, either.  Most documents are the creation of Nicholson, who signed only some of them.  The most damning forgery is a Memo created when Landau and Rushton while they were representing me.  The Memo references non-existent events and documents.  But, the personnel file is bound by agreement of three separate data controllers, and signed by a data subject.  And it is this obstacle, that I signed an SCA with the advice if a legal adviser, which has delayed a just resolution.  It is my firm belief that no HR department or lawyer behaving legally and compliantly would ever process such unverified documents.   It seems evident that there was collusion and conspiracy amongst the legal advisers and they agreed to process fake data.  None of the e-mail records between me and my legal advisers, Landau and Rushton, correlate with my personnel file data.  Further, both Francas and Bjerke, in their professional capacities, should recognize whether the personal data meets PGSUK internal compliance standards, because if Francas and Bjerke want the titles of responsibility, then they also need to be held accountable for the inherent duties incumbent to those titles.  In a legal organization, running interference to protect corrupt executives is not a fiduciary duty.  Such actions are only carried out for one’s own corrupted self-interests.  Francas and Bjerke are breaching PGS Core Values, policy, and the law.  They are doing the job that pleases corrupt interests. 

Such contemptible mistreatment and fraud is especially detrimental when focused on a foreign worker.  I want it to sink in with Francas and Bjerke, as well as the other named conspirators, I did not do anything wrong.  I treated everyone with respect and I followed the rules in my work and in my personal life.  The hierarchy is being protected with misused money and lies.  It is hard to believe any ethical people work with PGS when there is such soulless and irresponsible management at the helm.  This complicit support of corrupt leadership by current employees has impacted my family significantly.  Where are the PGS Core Values in practice?  Where is the collective conscience of the ethical majority?  I would like to believe that I would have never remained silent when a former professional and colleague had revealed such corrupt behavior to me.  I hope that I would have been their support.  I would have never contemplated breaking the law as a condition of my employment.  PGS simply did not pay me near enough to give my soul to them.  My co-worker, John Barnard, knows for fact the lies being propagated by management.  He was my witness into the grievance process which was stopped prematurely.  He never spoke-up.  I was a foreign co-worker, but he never demanded fair play and the truth.  He remained a pawn of those with wicked intent and an instrument of the malevolent – a little Eichmann.  What did I ever do to you, John Barnard – or John Francas, for that matter?

So, when I received and viewed the contents of my personnel file from PGSUK in 2014, of course I was astonished and angry.   I communicated the many problems with the contents with Nicholson.  This is the same Nicholson who was cited within my grievance of promulgating defamatory information about me and abusing his position through his misuse of the PGSUK performance management system!  I was outraged and communicated how the personnel records were incorrect.  On the day before I capitulated and signed the dishonest SCA with reservations, I queried and was assured that the data being processed by PGS was true and accurate.  My personal narrative was the central concern of my filing the grievance in the first place.  I requested that several personnel file documents be removed, as I believed they were a violation of the DPA principles.  (I still believe this.)  Nicholson insisted on maintaining the knowingly defamatory document records, but did agree to place one of my complaint e-mails (5-Dec-2013) into my personnel file folder.  I thought this an unacceptable and awkward solution to have two separate narratives in the file.  At the same time, is it not also an acknowledgement that the data PGSUK is processing under my name is, in fact inaccurate and a breach of DPA?  I complained about this to the ICO caseworker as well, but ICO would not investigate.  The real issue, however, is not what data personal is being processed by PGSUK today, but, more importantly, what data was processed by my legal advisers, Landau and Rushton, while negotiating the SCA? 

We mute the realization of malevolence- which is too threatening to bear – by turning offenders into victims themselves and by describing their behavior as the result of forces beyond their control.

Anna C. Salter

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Hannah Arendt

If the current false documents residing within by personnel file were removed, as I believe they should be, there would be nothing relevant to my termination left.  The SCA would have been based on no legal documents.  Thus, fake data aligned with corrupt PGS management’s interests was processed by three (3) data controllers to support an SCA used to terminate me from employment under false pretenses.  None of the data controllers and data processors involved with negotiating the SCA will explain or authenticate the personnel file data being processed.  SCAs are valid only if a legal adviser signs off.  My legal adviser was co-opted by my employer, PGSUK, and processed their unsubstantiated false narrative.  I essentially did not have legal advice for the SCA.  Nevertheless, I am left with a very tightly bound SCA sealed by three corrupt and silent data controllers.  Essentially, as a foreigner, I am left to navigate through this from thousands of miles away.  Corrupt PGS leadership is doing everything within their power to turn a simple data request into a complicated legal problem.  Francas and Bjerke refuse to do their jobs.  Authenticating the data and processes that produced the outcome should be easy.  It is intentionally being made difficult.  Many PGS and PGSUK employees from different work groups were involved in creating and processing fake data.  I analogized my situation as similar to being a victim of gang-violence within blog post article, Petroleum Geo-Services #PGS #CEO #Pedersen and the Management of Gang Rape (28-Oct-2017)

When I received my personnel file documents in 2014, I could have never conceived of the treachery of such vile and coordinated effort by those who I worked in proximity to, and whom I hired as legal advisers.  My understanding of events has become clearer as I have looked back and reconstructed events.  Nonetheless, I was very aware of the discrepancies between what really happened and what PGSUK was processing as an accurate recounting.  Within my personnel file records, PGSUK is processing the relevant document records (listed below) which I had requested removed because they were defamatory.  None of the documents are signed by me or my supervisor (von Abendorff).  The data is not source referenced and it even contradicts time-stamped and addressed e-mail records.    

  1. 25-Oct-2013 grievance hearing memo
  2. 24-Jul-2013 ambush letter
  3. 13-Jun-2013 ambush meeting Notes / minutes

I also noted omitted document records which I felt should have been processed within my personnel file.

  1. 20-Sep-2013 grievance document
  2. 15-Nov-2013 Occupational Health Nurse Report

I wrote the 5-Dec-2014 E-mail a few days after receiving my personal data from PGSUK.  It is clear that there were many issues that I noted straight away.  Nicholson and Haswell were dismissive of my concerns.  The data was so blatantly false.  Nicholson, of course, knew very well it was false, and yet he was cavalier in his refusal to correct or address the numerous discrepancies revealed.  Nicholson, obviously a practiced liar in his own right, knew that an entire hierarchy of corrupt PGS/PGSUK executives supported him.  I complained vigorously to Nicholson/Haswell about the contents. I knew something was terribly wrong.  The SCA was an impediment to removing records.  I thought this was odd, as well.  There was no evidence that these documents actually resided in my personnel file or that I was aware of them when the SCA was signed by me.  PGS provided me with no proof of delivery and receipt for documents.  The documents could have been placed into the personnel file after the fact.  I initially thought the documents were retaliatory, since I had heavily implicated Nicholson of wrong-doing within the grievance.

When corporations refuse to practice due diligence by not establishing grievance mechanisms for remedy of abuses against the hidden 94% of their workforce in their global supply chains, they perpetuate a depraved model of profit-making that has driven inequality to a level now seen as a global risk in itself.

Sharan Burrow

You can’t reason with gang violence: you can’t talk to it, sit it at the table, and negotiate with it.

Greg Boyle

In fact, the only document that is specifically referenced within the SCA is the 20-Sep-2013 grievance.  Yet, the 20-Sep-2013 grievance document is not even referenced in the 25-Oct-2013 Conclusions from Grievance Hearing that is signed by Reksnes and Bjølseth and not me.  None of these documents are signed-off by Landau, my legal adviser, either.  So, there is no evidence that he even approved of these records.  This is why I never focused on Landau until much later.  I was perplexed that ICO was not more curious about many of the anomalies from fact that the records being processed contained.  Following the 3-Jul-2015 article, I submitted a report to UK ActionFraud™ (24-Aug-2015).  The I published, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign (6-Sep-2015), to make my concerns about PGS/PGSUK management public.  At the time, I was publishing on LinkedIn™ Pulse (LI), the particular article was well read.  I received some push-back from the LI community, but no one from PGS/PGSUK ever voiced any concerns to me directly.  In a follow-up article, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign 2 (20-Sep-2015), I provided evidence to support my claims that defamatory data about me was being processed.  This article elaborates on the issues brought forth within the 5-Dec-2014 e-mail to Nicholson/Haswell. 

There was still no response or comment from anyone at PGS/PGSUK.  I continued my blog writing campaign and began to realize the scope of my personal data issues went beyond PGSUK HR.  I also began posting queries in the PGS LI comment sections of their content.  The queries were never answered and quickly deleted.  At some point, another LI user also identified PGS corruption, and I was pointed to the PGS Compliance Hotline.  I completed an online report to Compliance Hotline.  I discuss this, and also present previous and new evidence to support my claim that PGS/PGSUK was processing defamatory data within, The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24-May-2016)PGS Compliance never conducted an investigation and just wrote me off with a statement there is no fraud.  At this point, I simply did not trust or believe the Compliance Hotline group.  I e-mailed them directly and even called Norway from Thailand.  On 20-Aug-2016, my LI account was permanently restricted due to complaints over content and queries in the PGS LI space. 

At this point, I begin my dedicated website and started using Twitter™ to distribute blog post links, as well as news on workplace bullying and harassment, as well as enterprise corruption and fraud.  PGS has never reasonably or responsibly answered my queries.  I knew the corruption was broader than I had ever initially imagined.  I posted communications between me and my legal advisers within, The Crimes of @PhilipLandau #London #EmploymentLaw #Solicitor and Petroleum Geo-Services #PGS #CEO #Pedersen (30-Dec-2017)By this point, it became evident that there had been a conspiracy to process knowingly false data in order to advance a less serious and false claim supporting a performance based termination from employment as the basis of the SCA.  All of this is online, as are many unflattering to PGS Twitter™ image files.  One of the successes of Richards, before leaving PGSUK, was for him to complain toTwitter™ about using his LI portrait in some of my tweets.  Apparently, he has it copy righted.  So, I also am now restricted on Twitter™ because PGS/PGSUK will not let go of their lies and deception, and most notably, the knowingly false narrative they process as my personal data.  PGS/PGSUK does not have the facts or even the law on their side.  Apparently, dishonest lawyers are not too hard to find in the Weybridge, England area.

I’m a true believer that you have a moral obligation to keep your employees honest, and that is why you have controls, so I’m never tempted or put in a position where I could do something to defraud my employer.

Frank Abagnale

The important thing about groupthink is that it works not so much by censoring dissent as by making dissent seem somehow improbable.

James Surowiecki

Pedersen, et al., remain silent and in hiding with no interest in defending his own and the Company reputation.  In other words, those with fiduciary duty are abrogating their responsibilities to the company and acting out of self-interest to not be held accountable for the decisions. 

It seems to me that the corrupt PGS HR function has become to bribe and launder money to protect the PGS board and management from culpability for wrong doing.  They have overseen and approved bribes and money laundering with third-party legal advisers and internal legal compliance, HR, and Marine Contract personnel, at least, to process fake documents to support a false narrative.  The uttering of forged instruments – a serious crime – is carried out to support an SCA that would relieve PGSUK directors and secretary, Jon Erik Reinhardsen, (former) PGS CEO & Preseident; Gottfred Langseth, PGS CFO & EVP; Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS SVP & Chief Accountant; and (former) , 

Simple honesty of purpose in a man goes a long way in life, if founded on a just estimate of himself and a steady obedience to the rule he knows and feels to be right.

Samuel Smiles

A lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth.

Patrick Murray

She issued me a preliminary report of what she would relate to Nicholson and von Abendorff.  Landau and Rushton were aware of this, and also that the OHN recommended that I visit a doctor.  I was into signing the SCA in early December.  I was not very happy with how it all was going, but had been preparing to move back to the USA and had notified my daughters school and our landlord.  On 5-Dec-2013, signed and SCA and agreed to be placed on garden leave until I departed England, 24-Dec-2013.     

An open discussion on these points would have resolved any the alleged “performance issues” that the desperate triad was forwarding to absolve themselves of abhorrent and unprofessional (non-compliant and illegal) behaviors. 

PGS board and management are so corrupt that they cannot address serious allegations forcefully and constructively, but have to rely on salaried shills to run interference and cover-up their corruption.  Rune Olav Pedersen, current PGS CEO and President held the role of PGS General Counsel and should have oversaw the SCA being at the center of all of this.  Clearly, Pedersen managed this poorly or he thinks it’s good for the PGS when the CEO is publicly called a liar, cheater and asshole, and PGS board and management remain silent.  The promotion of Pedersen to EVP following the SCA fiasco placed him into marketing.  Pedersen still he could never address the issues brought-up in the many blog articles.  So, PGS board and management have done a terrible job of protecting and promoting their reputations, and of course the reputation of PGS.  Pedersen and Bjølseth were in charge of legal compliance, yet they are incapable of showing that the SCA process and the data which supported it are legal and compliant.  Therefore, it can only be assumed that the SCA process and the data which supported it were in fact, non-compliant and illegal.  How could over 35 articles negative about PGS board and management go unanswered if the SCA is legal and compliant?

I have e-mails memorializing these events, as well.

The reason that I copied Haswell was because I had zero respect or trust for Nicholson.  I have lost all respect for Nicholson’s co-conspirator and fellow fraudster, Haswell, as well. 

Apparently, Nicholson has retired from PGSUK.

There was a video conference meeting chaired by Bjølseth and Reksnes with myself and Barnard attending as


 I have e-mail records sent to Landau that memorialize these events. 

I declined. 



There was a grievance hearing meeting scheduled 

, I was call

The basis of the letter

Could have been written by Mickey Mouse, or in this case dopey David Nicholson.

However, I now have zero respect or trust for the Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) Board of Directors (board) and management, whose decisions and behaviors have been reprehensibly , 

that I consider to be whistleblowing. 

and demanded that I remove any content commenting on Richards. 

 purportedly engaged by “Carl Richards” also threatened

Francas is not doing his job for the benefit of PGS/PGSUK stakeholders at large, but for a corrupt few who want to escape culpability.  Francas is knowingly processing defamatory data intended to destroy a whistleblower who he never even met.  I regard Francas’ actions as illegal, and I care about it.  And by the way, I feel the same way about Bjerke.  Let me tell you what your jobs are.  Your job is not to aid and abet executive corruption while seeking to destroy the life of an honest worker.  Such behavior is evil and criminal.  Allegedly,

nPGSUK simply is not legally allowed to change the narrative to suit their purpose.  That is why corrupt PGS/PGSUK agents needed to defraud, bribe, and embezzle to change my truth into a preferable mythology.  Plus, PGS/PGSUK is not even processing compliant and legal data. 

This has been the gist of most all of the NOPGS blog post articles posted.   

While employed with the Marine Contract Sales – Africa group, my focus was promoting and improving PGS proprietary seismic data acquisition and processing products and services.  PGS will blame the market on their dismal performance in the contract sector, so much so that Marine Contract, as a division of PGS, has been eliminated.  However, perhaps business practices and values also have tempered customers to signing a contract with such dishonest, incompetent, and dangerous leadership.  People of principal simply will look for products and services elsewhere.  That is the belief behind core values.  Most people want to work with and work for companies that can demonstrate their core values. 

and data used to form a settlement contract agreement (SCA) used to terminate my employment from PGSUK. 

I see Francas as a co-conspirator and a criminal.  Francas’ professional PGSUK title may be Head of Legal.  But, this is not his main function in the corrupt PGS/PGSUK operations. 

We mute the realization of malevolence- which is too threatening to bear – by turning offenders into victims themselves and by describing their behavior as the result of forces beyond their control.

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