PGS ASA Board of Directors and Executive Team Misuse Company Resources to Enrich Themselves. They should be investigated and prosecuted in a court of law. How much shareholder value (money and personnel resources) does PGS ASA spend on illegal vexatious litigation and SEOs to Silence Whistleblowers and Protect Criminals like Gottfred Langseth and Defraud Customers and Investors?
Search engines such as Google and Yahoo use complex algorithms to rank the results of searches that are done on a particular keyword or topic. If a company like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to knock negative results from the top of a search list (e.g., walmartsucks.org), it may hire an SEO vendor to help.
Meanwhile, Google doesn’t seem to have a problem with the whole game [search suppression]. As the world’s largest search engine, a spokesman there says creating new content to hide negative material is fair play.(You can listen to the full broadcast here: The Business Of Burying Internet Search Results)
A breach of fiduciary duty happens if a fiduciary behaves in a manner that contradicts their duty, and there are serious legal implications. It is also easier to prove a breach of fiduciary duty as there is no need to prove fraudulent or criminal intent.
The long-term consequences of these actions can be a devastating, soul crushing and reality-shattering path to be led down. Of course, there are many other types of abuse that can have just as damaging and severe long-term consequences. However, psychological forms of abuse such as gaslighting, mental rape, slander, defamation and distortion campaigns of a person’s reputation are done so covertly and expertly that they are very rarely identified early enough.
A USA Whistleblowers Report on Norwegien Corporate Governance Irresponsibility
Prior to Jon Erik Reinhardsen being appointed as StatOil’s Chairmain of the Board, Reinhardsen served as CEO and President of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS). During Reinhardsen’s time as CEO, he also served as a director for the UK PGS subsidiary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited [PGSUK]. I am a USA citizen who worked for PGSUK through their sponsorship of my Tier 2 visa (work permit). PGSUK also sponsored the visas for my dependent family members to live in England. This is relevant to the several whistleblowing blog articles that SDK had published on the LinkedIN™ Pulse platform from 3 July 2015 – 20 August 2016. Many of the LinkedIN™ Pulse blog articles focused on the events, processes, and documentation that led to my termination from employment through a settlement contract agreement. The LinkedIN™ Pulse blog articles presented documentation that supported the published allegations that my termination from PGSUK was illegal and that the settlement contract was supported by uttered forged defamatory documents. The published whistleblowing articles exposed unethical and illegal behavior.
Reinhardsen, as a director of PGSUK and signator of the PGS 2013 CEO Responsibility Letter, should not have ever allowed any of the disparaging content to be published. Reinhardsen needed only to act responsibly and invoke the Confidentiality terms and conditions governing my employment contracts that prohibited the publishing of unprotected disparaging public discloser. In his responsible role, Reinhardsen never commented on, An American, the UK Data Protection Act, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Tyranny of “Accurate Data” (3-Jul-2015) nor Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign 2 (20-Sep-2015). Both were published on LinkedIN™ Pulse. SDK was permanently restricted from LinkedIN™ 20 August 2016 for publishing several disparaging articles, as well as publishing interrogatories within the PGS LinkedIN™ comment space, from 3 July 2015 through 20 August 2016. However, PGS has cited no breach in the Confidentiality terms and conditions in the contracts governed by the laws of England. PGS first misrepresented protected public disclosure as defamation to LinkedIN™ content administrators, which kept any bona fide dispute over content out of the courts. PGS also violated the terms and conditions of these contracts through not thoroughly investigating the publications as whistleblowing. PGS defamed and defrauded me. Both contracts provided protection for whistleblowing, per the UK Public Interests Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) that was included within the Confidentiality clauses in both of the contracts governed by the laws of England.
SDK LinkedIN™ Pulse Blog Articles Disparaging Norway’s PGS:
PGS had the fiduciary responsibility to all stakeholder to invoke the terms and conditions of the employment contract and not simply provide the ridiculous response within the PGS LinkedIN™ comment space or e-mail. In other words, the matter should have been resolved in the courts of England whose laws governed both contracts terms and conditions. From April 2016 – September 2016, protected public disclosure – whistleblowing – content was sent directly or through links to the PGS Compliance Hotline, which at that time was represented by then PGS General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen; PGS SVP Global Human Resources, Terje Bjølseth; and PGS VP Compliance and Internal Audit, Silke Hitschke. The PGS Compliance Team never responded to nor commented on any of the obviously disparaging published content. PGS General Counsel Pedersen and PGS Exploration (UK) Limited secretary, Carl Richards, both lawyers, should have fully understood these responsibilities. The reason no action was taken was because Pedersen and Richards were both implicated in criminal behaviors (and still are). PGS legal compliance for both PGS (Norway) and PGSUK (England) should have been guiding the decisions formed and executed by the PGSUK directors with respect to my 20 September 2013 submitted grievance which culminated in my termination through settlement contract.
PGSUK directors were PGS CEO, Jon Erik Reinhardsen, PGS CFO, Gottfred Langseth, and PGS Chief Accountant, Christin Steen – Nilsen. Richards served as PGSUK company secretary. Through my sponsored work permit, I possessed a legal right to submit a workplace grievance and proceed through the legal processes published within the UK Personnel Handbook. The submitted grievance cited health and safety concerns, management malpractice, violations in duty of care and mutual trust and confidence, as well as violations in PGS policy and UK employment laws. My grievance was whistleblowing. The main effort by the cabal has been to pervert the course of justice and deny the victim of their crimes voice and legal due process. In fact, this was the principal incentive for PGS bribing legal firms Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and my legal counsel, Landau, Zeffertt and Weir Employment Solicitors (LZW). (Evidence of this has also been published within my articles.) This evidence points to a criminal conspiracy and confidence fraud to illegally terminate a foreign worker whistleblower under false pretenses using uttered forged documents. PGS, WFW and LZW continue to obstruct justice, withhold information, and deny their victim of crimes and whistleblower legal due process. PGS, WFW and LZW have remained silent to avoid having to explain in a court of law what facts guided their decisions and resulted in continued whistleblowing publications! If not criminals, then PGS, WFW, and LZW lawyers have been behaving like morons.
After my employment with PGSUK was terminated through settlement contract, I returned to Houston, Texas, USA. While in Houston, I detected what I believed were violations in the terms and conditions of that contract. I believed that I was being blacklisted in the Houston job market. This led to my submitting a subject access request (SAR) to PGSUK and PGS in October 2014 citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It was through this request that I was provided with copies of the contents of my PGSUK personnel file. This is when I discovered that PGSUK was processing defamatory forged documents as my personal data. Of course, I complained vigorously to PGS, as well as to the Information’s Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who regulate DPA compliance. PGS did threaten taking litigation through a 22 December 2014 e-mail, over a year after signing the settlement contract in dispute, if I continued to complain about the illegal forgeries that they were being processed. Because of the binding nature of a settlement contracts, no UK lawyer would consider legal actions against PGSUK. As already stated, I published an article 3 July 2015. This was the first article which named names, including Reinhardsen. When I heard nothing from PGS / PGSUK, I submitted my first report to UK ActionFraud (police). Following the collapse in oil prices mid-2014, combined with the defamatory material that PGS was processing to facilitate legal-looking defamation and blacklisting, I moved to Thailand, which had been my home of record when I worked with PGS offshore or on rotational assignment.
It has been only recently, since returning back to the USA, that I have recognized that the firm post mailing (DHL) of forged documents and subsequent e-mail communications following my receipt of personal data from PGSUK in 2014 that I identified these as also being violations in US Federal Laws (mail fraud, wire fraud, etc.). Because of this, I filed a report to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). I believe that PGS ASAs coordinated deception and disinformation campaign aimed at a whistleblower, but impacting several stakeholders in the upstream oil and gas industry, constitutes violations in the US Federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) which is intended to allow multiple laws to prosecute organized crime. While I understand the difficulty in getting police to actually investigate white collar criminals, I am 100 % certain that I am a victim of crimes. I have published a substantial quantity of disparaging / whistleblowing content on the internet that show up prominently in search engine results referencing PGS ASA.
Investors and stakeholders must ask how is it possible that accused criminal Reinhardsen escapes scrutiny and investigation and serves as a director on several prestigious Norwegian majority owned companies, such as Equinor and Telenor, since leaving his role as CEO and President of PGS? Reinhardsen has not completely divorced himself from PGS, as he also currently continues to serve as a director (Chairmain) for the USA PGS subsidiary, Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. [PGSUS], in Houston, Texas. The other director of PGSUS are none other than PGS CFO Gottfred Langseth and PGS Chief Accountant, Christin Steen-Nilsen. The same individuals who managed the illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower in England uttered the defamatory forgeries in the US to illegally blacklist their victim of crimes and whistleblower! I have concluded that accused criminal and abuser Reinhardsen and his cabal are being protected by a corrupt and dysfunctional Norwegian corporate governance system. (It pains me to publish this.) The global marketplace must demand a thorough investigation of Reinhardsen and those who empower and enable him. Why does Norway promote accused violent criminals and human rights violators who intentionally jeopardize the health and well-being and rob a US citizen whistleblower and his Thai – USA family members?
The only reason that so many articles and comments were published on the LinkedIN™ platform was because PGS not only never cited a breach in the Confidentiality terms and conditions, but also never answered several e-mails and social media messages containing content disparaging PGS! In other words, PGSUK directors did not honor the terms and conditions of contracts and instead allowed disparaging publications to continue. This was done to hide the fact that PGS had illegally terminated a foreign worker whistleblower on false pretenses using fraudulent data (uttered defamatory forged documents). Lawyers for other parties involved in forming the settlement contract; PGS, LZW (now Landau Law), and WFW, also remained silent to allow the fraud and defamation of the whistleblower to continue. Further, while anonymous complaints made to LinkedIN™ stated that the published content was defamatory, the UK Limitation Act 1980 prohibits defamation claims for content published more than one-year. LinkedIN™ restricted my account 20 August 2016, this is over one year from the first published article on 3 July 2015. There is no limitation on citing breaches in the contractual Confidentiality terms and conditions.
Nopgs.com Publications following SDK LinkedIN™Restriction and Prior to Reinhardsen Resignation from PGS
(20-Aug-2016 thru 18-Jun-2017)
PGS ASA disinformation and defamation of SDK facilitated the restriction of SDKs LinkedIN™account. PGS ASA withheld material information and did not invoke Contract Confidentiality terms and conditions as they were legally obligated to do per CONTRACT. PGS lied. SDK was defamed to over 4900 followers/professionals and the entire LinkedIN™community. SDK also hosted the Marine Seismic Survey group with over 1500 members.
Following my restriction on LinkedIN™, I formed an independent website, nopgs.com, whose acronym stood for NO Psychopaths in Geo-Services. I was confident that the several blog articles published were whistleblowing and also in many ways redundant in their content. In other words, not citing content as a breach immediately following publication 3 July 2015 would make it difficult for any legal claim to succeed, regardless of their veracity. Publications after 20 August 2016 essentially state the same allegations as previous articles. However, I was beginning to see the conspiracy more clearly. The reason that PGS and WFW had remained irresponsibly and fraudulently silent is because what the cabal did to me and my family is reprehensible. Their criminal acts were viscious and premeditated and deserve punishment to the full extent of the law. Considering their positions of responsibility, there needs to be congruent accountability. Several PGS employees have been empowered and rewarded for breaching the PGS Code of Conduct and PGS Core Values in order to protect corrupt and criminal PGS Board of Directors and several PGS executives. Agents for WFW have aided and abetted their client PGS in perverting the course of justice. All have been able to escape responsibility and accountability for their crimes. They have all behaved unethically and criminally to physically, professionally, and financially harm a foreign worker whistleblower who deserved their Duty of Care. None have ever been compelled to address even the most basic published accusations.
PGS, WFW have invested substantial resources of personnel and money focused on harming an HSE whistleblower and victims of crimes. Most every post has made a very simple request for a trustworthy third-party, preferably government law enforcement, to investigate PGS, WFW, and LZW agents who were directly involved in proffering the settlement contract and not proceding through a legitimate grievance process. While I had an account on LinkedIN™ and used it to publish protected public disclosure, I would sometimes share content using Twitter™. Many of my comments and article links were directed to PGS’ Twitter™ account, @PGSNews, and to a lesser extent WFW (@WFW_LLP) and Landau Law (@philiplandau, formerly LZW), Twitter™ accounts. However, no legal action was ever initiated in spite of the publishing substantive disparaging content identifying them specifically. PGS legal, and two legal firms are directly implicated through online publications of criminal acts. The cabal never discontinued their defamation and defrauding of a whistleblower and victim of their crimes. The cabal continue to utter defamatory forged documents and retain their false defamatory narrative through their not invoking the Confidentiality clauses in our contracts.
Most of the Twitter™ feeds were delivered by @boycottpgs that was created to support the nopgs.com website that hosted my publications, including many that had first been published on LinkedIN™. However, as time passed, I also delivered from my personal Twitter™, @sdkgeop. During April 2018, I was contacted via my e-mail attached to the nopgs.com website by someone who purported to be from the PGSUK secretary and UK lawyer, Carl Richards. Within this mail, Richards threatened to file criminal defamation claims against me in Thailand, where I was residing at the time. I did respond. However, I requested identification verification before I engaged the sender to much. The sender never confirmed his identity. However, I rejected the view that defamation charges could be filed against by Carl Richards as a private person divorced from his official role as company secretary and the PGSUK contract terms and conditions that bound our legal relationship that was governed by the laws of England!
Reinhardsen retired as President and CEO of PGS and assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors for Norway’s StatOil September 2017. Rune Olav Pedersen was appointed President and CEO of PGS and also replaced Reinhardsen as a director for PGSUK. Reinhardsen, nor anyone from PGS ever had engaged me regarding my legally protected public disclosure. Not anyone disparaged directly through nopgs.com publications independently disputed nor complained. Reinharden certainly never effectively performed his fiduciary duty as either PGSUK director or PGS CEO to defend the reputation of the several PGS employees named and accused of crimes within the LinkedIN™, Twitter™ or nopgs.com publications. Reinhardsen also never followed through on promises stated within his responsibility letter. Reinhardsen breached policy and broke the law. Even if I publish that Reinhardsen is a cowardly and incompetent piece of shit who is too frightened to defend his decisions. Reinhardsen has never invoked the Confidentiality terms and conditions. The problem is that Reinhardsen took license to attack and harm me and my family. It is personal. Moreover, it seems that Reinhardsen has been able to do this with the full support of the corrupted Norwegian corporate governance infrastructure to aid him. What else can explain his appointment of director for both Equinor and Telenor? Fuck you, Jon Erik Reinhardsen! (Is this disparaging to Telenor and Equinor?)
PGS ASA and Duensing – Kippen want SDK to Fly Thousands of Kilometres from USA to Thailand to Testify in Thai about Legally Protected Public Disclosures Published in English Regarding a Company Governed by the Laws of England? But, Lawyers from PGS ASA, Duensing – Kippen, Watson Farley & Williams and Landau Law won’t even answer e-mails or Open Letters! A contract formed by Duensing – Kippen on behalf of PGS ASA, 11 November 2018, in Thailand states USA Federal Court, Harris County, Texas, USA as a resolution venue. Legal claims are filed in the Thai language and delivered to the address of a previous visa sponsor address in Thailand and not SDKs legal address. SDK believes that the 11 November 2018 signed agreements with PGS ASA and Carl Richards are fraudulent.
PGS ASA, Watson Farley & Williams, Landau Law and Duensing Kippen: Legally Explain the 25 October 2013 Memo!
Click on Images
PGS ASA mailed by post [DHL] firm copies of forged, inaccurate, and unsigned firm documents of what they claim to be my personal data. This delivery of fake data in response to a legal request constitutes to my understanding US Federal law mail fraud violation(s).
I am a USA citizen who was sponsored on a work visa (Tier 2) by PGS ASA UK affiliate, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY [PGSUK}. My employment was terminated through a settlement contract agreement signed 5 December 2013 which was governed by the laws of England.
In October 2014, I submitted a subject access request (SAR) citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and received by postal mail personal data that PGS ASA was processing in my name. Most notably, I received the firm copies of documents being processed within my PGSUK professional personnel file.
I immediately became aware of a significant problem. PGS ASA was processing defamatory forged documents as my personal data. The dates on the documents indicated that this data was present in my personnel file when the terms and conditions of the settlement contract for my termination from employment was negotiated. None of the documents bore the signature of the data subject (SDK) and all contained inaccurate and unsubstantiated defamatory content. I complained to the data controller, PGSUK, and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who oversee DPA compliance. To my alarm, no action was taken against data controller. Since 2013, PGSUK has knowingly processed fake data to harm a data subject (SDK)!
Subsequent clarification e-mail communications between the data subject (SDK) and data controller, PGS ASA / PGSUK, from October 2014 through December 2014 I believe constitute intentional violations in US Federal law wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
PGS ASA / PGSUK provided responses with several knowing misrepresentations to the data subject from October 2014 – December 2014 regarding the integrity of the data which they sent to SDK by post mail [DHL] and e-mail. The PGS ASA / PGSUK SDK personnel file data containing unsigned and unverified documents that was delivered to the data subject, SDK, by PGS ASA / PGSUK contradicts e-mail records that were provided by PGS ASA / PGSUK with the SAR, as well as e-mail records that are processed personally by the data subject, SDK. SDK has concluded that PGS ASA / PGSUK knowingly provided misrepresentations of material facts when queried about the integrity of SDKs personal data. SDK has since deduced that he was the target of a confidence fraud involving his hired solicitor firm, Landau, Zeffertt and Weir Solicitors (Philip Landau / Holly Rushton).
The unverified and inaccurate SDK personal data being processed by PGS ASA / PGSUK does not correspond to data provided to Philip Landau / Holly Rushton through verifiable e-mail communications. PGS ASA / PGSUK contracted the UK affiliate of global law firm, Watson Farley and Williams (WFW) to form the final terms and conditions of the termination settlement contract. E-mail communications from WFW solicitor, Rhodri Thomas, to Philip Landau that were shared with SDK seem to correspond with the false narrative contained within the forged documents delivered to SDK in response to his SAR as SDK personal data. SDK requested from LZW and PGS ASA / PGSUK several times from 14 October 2013 – 5 December 2013 that personal data being processed by PGS ASA / PGSUK be provided to the data subject, SDK, during the termination settlement contract negotiations. This material data was intentionally withheld from the data subject SDK when the termination settlement contract was negotiated and formed. SDK was unaware at the time that his legal counsel was a double-agent and co-conspirator assisting in the confidence fraud with co-conspirators PGS ASA / PGSUK and WFW to harm a foreign worker.
Following the signing of the 5 December 2013 termination settlement agreement by SDK, SDK returned to the country of his citizenship, USA. In fact, the terms and conditions of the 5 December 2013 termination settlement agreement included provisions for the reimbursement of household moving costs from Weybridge, England to Houston, Texas, USA. The reimbursements related to the 5 December 2013 termination settlement contract terms and conditions were not paid until May – June 2014. Thus, the 5 December 2013 termination settlement agreement terms and conditions were not fulfilled until the reimbursement payments were made to SDK. (SDK never liked these terms and conditions including payments made after the signing of the 5 December 2013 termination agreement, but accepted them on advice and recommendation of his counsel, Philip Landau / Holly Rushton.) The SDK personal data processed to support the termination settlement contract had never been truthfully related by LZW to client, SDK. Most every contract provision requested by SDK to his solicitor, Philip Landau / Holly Rushton, was not accepted into the final termination settlement agreement.
PGS ASA / PGSUK Bribed WFW and LZW to Cooperate in a Confidence Fraud and to Utter Forged Documents used to Illegally Terminate and Professionally Blacklist (defame) a Foreign Worker Whistleblower
PGS ASA / PGSUK, WFW, and LZW cooperated in the conspiracy, gas-lighting (misrepresentation/fraud) and withholding of information from SDK until he agreed, under duress, to terms and conditions that by in large benefited PGS ASA / PGSUK who had been accused through a workplace greivance submitted 20 September 2013 of workplace mobbing, harassment, discrimination, breaching the terms and conditions of the original employment contract and UK employment laws. PGS ASA / PGSUK obstructed my legal rights, under contract governed by the laws of England to submit a grievance. However, I insisted. The grievance which SDK delivered to PGS ASA / PGSUK 20 September 2013 met the standard of protected public disclosure (whistleblowing) described within the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA).
PGS ASA / PGSUK illegally retaliated against my whistleblowing through denying SDK his legal right to proceed through the grievance process described within the PGS UK Personnel Handbook. PGS ASA / PGSUK, WFW, and LZW cooperated in denying SDK his legal right under contract governed by the laws of England. PGS ASA / PGSUK, WFW, and LZW also did not process a report submitted by an occupational health nurse who diagnosed stressed health conditions and recommended follow-up check-up. The OHN report (by Maggie Bream) also contradicts the documented narrative being uttered by forged documents within SDKs PGS ASA / PGSUK professional personnel file. PGS ASA / PGSUK, WFW, and LZW processed defamatory forged documents and withheld a medical report recommending medical care to support an illegal termination settlement contract used to illegally terminate a foreign worker whistleblower. Throughout this conspiracy to defraud and defame (professionally blacklist) the target of health-harming workplace abuse, PGS ASA / PGSUK, WFW, and LZW also violated foreign worker employment reporting provisions (Tier 2 visa sponsorship of worker and dependent family members) and withheld or fabricated material immigrant worker data from UK Government Border Agency. Concurrent to all this, PGS (Petroleum Geo-Services) ASA Board of Directors were pursuing membership status into the UN Global Compact making commitments to work against the many human rights and employment law violations that PGS ASA Board of Directors had just perpetrated against a foreign worker whistleblower.Disgusting!
PGS ASA / PGSUK, WFW, and LZW not only defrauded and defamed a foreign worker whistleblower, but also actively sought to deceive UK, Norway, and USA government agencies, as well as PGS ASA investors and stakeholders. PGS ASA, WFW, and LZW have never attempted to counter these allegations even though SDK is bound by contractual non-disparagement clauses governed by the laws of England.
The legal agreements between PGS ASAs UK affiliate, PGS Exploration UK Limited and SDK are governed by the laws of England. The Confidentiality terms and conditions prohibiting parties from disparaging one another were included within the original employment contract signed in 2010 as well as the termination settlement agreement/contract signed 5 December 2013. The legal bar for disparagement is much lower than defamation. Yet, PGS ASA never chose to litigate on contractual breaches governed by the laws of England? In April 2018, PGS Exploration UK Limited Secretary, Carl Richards, hired Thai legal firm Duensing Kippen to file criminal defamation charges while the foreign worker (USA citizen), victim of crimes and whistleblower resided in Thailand. How is this legal and not a breach in the original terms and conditions of the contracts governed by the laws of England? Why is this not fiduciary negligence for the Secretary of a English company not to act on breaches in the legal terms and conditions of a signed legal instrument? There can be no defamation without disparagement. Further, under English law, defamation is not a crime. The whistleblower and crime victim regarded the threats from Carl Richards and Duensing Kippen lawyer Tippaya Moonmanee to be extortion / blackmail. Further, how can an agent of a company governed by the laws of England give legal authority to a (foreign) lawyer to bypass legal agreements that they are bound to in their resident country. PGS ASA does not list any subsidiaries in Thailand.
PGS ASA continue their offenses against a Whistlebblower
SDK had stated within several publications that he was a whistleblower and therefore his content was legal and protected under the terms and conditions of the Confidentiality clauses both in the original employment contract and the 5 December 2013 termination settlement agreement / contract. In fact, the intent of these public disclosures was to force PGS ASA to act on the terms and conditions of their contracts. The main topic of the public disclosures was that PGS ASA is uttering defamatory forged documents as SDK personal data. This fraudulent data was illegally used to support a termination settlement contract under false pretenses to the detriment of a whistleblower who had revealed several compliance and legal breaches through SDKs submission of a workplace grievance, 20 September 2013. The law providing legal protection for whistleblowers which is referenced within both the terms and conditions of these contracts is the UK Public Interests Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA). I do not believe that litigation initiated on behalf of an agent of / or an English company has the authority to take away that legal right. An English company actions cannot be above the laws of England. Therefore, I have always regarded the PGS ASA subsidized litigation in Thailand against a whistleblower as illegal. The legal and contractual obligation of PGS ASA UK is to investigate whistleblowing claims and not to retaliate against the whistleblower, SDK.Retalitation against whistleblowers is illegal.
SDK believes that his original whistleblowing claim was obstructed through a confidence fraud. PGS ASA, represented by the UK affiliate of firm Watson Farley & Williams and SDK legal counsel, Landau, Zeffert and Weir Solicitors (LZW) [now Landau Law] who acted as a double-agent, participated in a confidence fraud where uttered forged defamatory documents were created and / or processed to support an illegal termination contract. SDK has alleged and published online evidence that supports claims that PGS ASA bribed all of the lawyers involved with negotiating the illegal settlement contract which obstructed and deprived SDK his legal rights under English law and contract to file and process through the steps a workplace grievance. The workplace grievance submitted by SDK met the standard of whistleblowing defined by PIDA. These illegal actions facilitated the illegal termination of employment of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS ASA processed the forged and defamatory content with the sinister and criminal intention to blacklist their victim of crimes from future employment in the geophysical exploration industry. The corrupt board of directors participated in this fraud of the marine seismic industry. Their illegal retaliation of a whistleblower was carried out to preserve a ficticious principled company reputation which cared for the health and safety concerns of its workers. Following this confidence fraud, PGS ASA publicly announced their membership in the UN Global Compact (23 December 2013) which admonishes every and all actions which PGS ASA had just participated in! PGS ASA even had the audacity to feature one of the main criminals in their confidence fraud, Simon Cather, Marine Contract Africa Regional President, as their anti-corruption role model within the PGS ASA 2013 Responsibility Report! This punctuates PGS ASAs disrespect for customers and shareholders through publishing known falsehoods intended to entice investment and confidence in PGS ASA. PGS ASA did not only defraud and defame a whistleblower, but defrauded the entire marine seismic industry. PGS ASA and Watson Farley & Williams’ NOT invoking the Confidentiality Clauses in the Contracts that they formed demonstrates either a reckless disregard for the PGS ASA reputation that they have a fiduciary responsility to protect or active participation in crimes against a whistleblower. Thus, any damages to PGS ASA reputation is in fact in either case the fault of the PGS ASA board of directors.
Why did PGS ASA wait until my blog post articles became defamatory and not simply disparaging? My initial post was on LinkedIn Pulse 3 July 2015.
No One Had ever Complained to me Directly Regarding Online Publications Prior to 26 March 2018
A person purporting to be PGS Exploration UK Limited company secretary, Carl Richards, first threatened legal action as a private person from an unverified personal e-mail account. Had my content been in breach of any legal agreements, Carl Richards on behalf of PGS Exploration UK Limited should have referenced the signed legal agreements governed by the laws of England and not litigation in Thailand. “Carl Richards” who sent this e-mail never verified his identity nor answered a plethorad of legal questions. “Carl Richards” was asking for the removal of posted articles with his name mentioned only. Whistleblowing articles had been posted since 3 July 2015. Under the UK Limitation Act 1980, the applicable limitation for defamation is one year from the date of accrual of the claim, which in libel claims accrued at the time of publication. This would mean no action could be made on my publications predating March 2017. Further, PGS ASA had never fulfilled their fiduciary obligation to investigate my whistleblowing claims. PGS ASA compliance was contacted multiple times from April – September 2016 (these communications have also been posted) and provided content and links to content to reference for comment. PGS ASA never even commented on any content. I do not believe that Carl Richards could legally launch a claim divorced from his legal position with PGS Exploration UK Limited. PGS ASA, as usual, never answered any of these questions.
In September 2018, PGS ASA, delivered “Legal Claims” to SDK in Thailand. PGS ASA had never commented or reached out to SDK about his publications prior to delivering “criminal defamation” charges through through legal firm Duensing Kippen. Duensing Kippen lawyer Tippaya Moonmanee had never stated she was representing PGS ASA prior to this time. In fact, Carl Richards had been explicit in the fact that he was prosecuting his case apart from PGS ASA as an individual. Two criminal complaints were delivered to the address where I was residing in Thailand just after I had departed. I was not there to receive these threatening “Legal Notices” which were written in the Thai language. The summons’ were also written and e-mailed to SDK in the Thai language to SDK (or his relatives) in Thailand. Neither Carl Richards not PGS ASA had ever specifically identified defamatory content. PGS ASA wanted all SDK publications to be removed and refer to all content published on private site nopgs.com erroneously as “defamatory.” I considered this global misrepresentation of my legal and protected public disclosure (under English law) to be fraudulent.
Lawyer Tippaya Monmanee with Thailand legal firm Duensing Kippen contacted me by e-mail in May 2018 threatening legal action on behalf of Carl Richards. At this point, PGS ASA had never answered several important questions. However, as I was residing in Thailand at the time, I had to take these e-mails seriously. I did not then, and do not now, regard the litigation initiated in Thailand as legal. Defamation implies a false statement. I had taken care not to write known falsehoods and also supplemented my allegations with evidence (email and other time-tagged records). From April – September 2016, SDK sent several emails with content or links to my legally protected public disclosure to PGS ASA Compliance Hotline. PGS ASA never acknowledged nor investigated my evidence supplemented accusations of criminal and non-compliant acts by parties who processed the 20 September 2013 grievance / whistleblowing document. PGS ASA and Carl Richards’ objective was to force the removal / de-publication of evidence of PGA ASA board of directors and executive non-compliant and criminal acts. The new litigation is sponsored only by PGS ASA. Carl Richards, who initiated the sham litigation, has dropped out of site and is not included in the more recent “Legal Notices” which falsely claim my legal and protected public disclosure under English law is “criminal defamation” in Thailand.
I believe that PGS ASA, Watson Farley & Williams, Duensing Kippen, and Carl Richards are defrauding the Thai criminal justice system, the global geophysical industry, PGS ASA investors and stakeholders, and of course SDK through their vexatious litigation in Thailand against SDK.Only criminal morons would need to translate content published in English into Thai to prove defamation! Shareholders and investors must demand a thorough criminal investigation.
PGS ASA is actively continuing their misinformation campaign through labeling SDK published content as “defamatory” and not sincere legally protected public disclosure. PGS ASA continue to their defamation and defrauding of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS ASA is able to promote personnel (bribe) to protect the false narrative and the PGS ASA board of directors from explanation and accountability. PGS ASA board of directors and executives are knowingly misrepresenting SDK personal data that they process as legal and accurate even though the forged documents do not bare the signature of the data subject and contradict facts contained within e-mail documents. SDK personal data being processed by PGS ASA does not meet the most basic legal standard or best practices. Norway’s government has been anemic in their actions to investigate whistleblower claims and protect the economic interests of PGS ASA investors. It seems that the Norwegian government sponsors, protects and promotes corrupt corporate executives in order to preserve Norway’s false reputation as a much lower corruption country to entice business.
PGS ASA CONTRACTS ARE NOW GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THAILAND?
Asking for a thorough EEA Police Investigation is NOT DEFAMATION, it is a normal request for victims of crimes and abuse
PGS ASA Bypasses their Written Whistleblower Procedures and Initiates Litigation in Thailand WITHOUT ANY INVESTIGATION
PGS ASA Compliance does not Respond to Numerous Complaints and Concerns
5 December 2013 Contract Confidentiality terms and conditions between PGS Exploration (UK) Limited & SDK
SDK Challenges the Legality of this Contract because the supporting personnel file documents being processed are inaccurate defamatory forgeries that bare no subject countersignature. I believe their creation was intended to illegally terminate and then blacklist a whistleblower. SDK began publishing online whistleblowing blogs/articles 3 July 2015. PGS ASA has never taken any legal action under the terms and conditions of contracts governed by the laws of England. Why not? UK Legal firm Watson, Farley and Williams advised on this contract.
PGS ASA (PGS), a Norwegian based multi-national company with affiliate offices located around the world, believes that I have damaged the company brand and its agent’s reputations to a criminal level – in Thailand? By PGS ASAs own acknowledgement, the brand value has been diminished thousands of dollars (USD) through their extortive pursuit of legal justice in Thailand. PGS ASA hired Thailand legal firm Duensing – Kippen to deliver these civil and criminal complaints on behalf of their UK affiliate PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (PGSUK) to their former worker contracted under the laws of England. By what legal authority can lawyers in Thailand deliver such complaints? PGS ASA has no affiliate offices in Thailand and besides no contracts were ever signed between us even if they did. UK Legal firm, Watson, Farley and Williams advised on these contracts governed by the laws of England? Why isn’t their competence being challenged?
What PGS ASA shareholders and potential investors must consider is what levels of incompetence and/or corruption must exist within the direction and management of PGS ASA that would require the abandonment of Norwegian or English legal due process in favor of the Thai legal system to address such damage to the corporate brand?
PGS ASA has already acknowledged that the PGS ASA brand has been damaged to a criminal level. Their Thai claims state financial damages, as well. But whose fault are these damages really? Real legal due process has been thwarted. Citizens of Norway and the world must ask what levels of corruption must exist within the Norwegian corporate governance processes that would allow a Norwegian company board of directors and executives the ability to solve problems outside the corporate legal framework of Norway? Similarly, for the UK affiliate, outside the legal framework of England? I have published real evidence that the PGS ASA board of directors and executive management were very directly involved in a criminal conspiracy and assault of me and my family – emphasis my children! I have begged for intervention by government law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation. There has been no answer to reasonable requests from from a dysfunctional UK ActionFraud. I was a foreign worker employed on a Tier 2 visa when I was an initial victim of crimes perpetrated by the Norwegian organized crime syndicate UK affiliate. I have had to be bound by the legal framework under the laws of England for several years. PGS ASA has been able to ignore legal contractual confidentiality clauses explicitly in place to protect against disparaging public disclosure.
It is the board of directors job is to guide the business legally and successfully. These are concurrent and not mutually exclusive requirements. In Norway, legally means following the laws of Norway and not the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand. For directors of an English company, this similarly means that the laws of England must be followed. It is my view that such a reliance on the Thai legal system by Norwegian company PGS ASA demonstrates serious corruption. At the very least, such directing and management demonstrates serious dysfunction of internal governance processes. It is not legal to pay someone to commit a crime on your behalf. Diana Lovejoy, a USA citizen, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for hiring a man to kill her husband. The would be assassin was sentenced to 50 years to life. Her husband was not killed, but the hiring of someone with the intent to kill was a serious crime in of itself. By what legal authority does the PGS ASA board of directors have to hire a Thai legal firm to exercise defamation claims outside the legal contractual confidentiality clauses governed by the laws of England? I have asked several times, how can one be guilty of criminal defamation under Thai law and not in contractual breach under English law when the “plaintiff” is an English company governed by the laws of England? How is no response by PGS ASA general counsel Lars Mysen not fraud?
PGS ASA hired Thailand law firm Duensing – Kippen to break UK laws provided through contract. Duensing – Kippen harassed, blackmailed and extorted me and my Thai family members. In fact, much of this harassment was done to my Thai family members whilst I was in the USA. PGS ASA did not possess the legal authority to deny me my rights under English law, and therefore neither does Duensing – Nippen as an agent of a company governed by the laws of England. I believe that PGS ASA bribed Duensing – Kippen to break English and Thai laws on their behalf, which is illegal! My published disclosures claim that PGS ASA legal advisers under English law, Watson, Farley and Williams were previously bribed to utter forged documents to support a false pretense for a fraudulent settlement contract agreement. Both PGS ASA and Watson, Farley and Williams also withheld advised medical treatment and destroyed evidence to affect the fraudulent settlement contract. PGS ASA board of directors oversaw and approved of all of these violent illegal premeditated acts intended to harm a whistleblower and his family. NO LAWYERS REPRESENTING PGS ASA CAN AUTHENTICATE THE PROCESSES AND DOCUMENTS USED TO TERMINATE MY EMPLOYMENT. Which means PGS ASA and their legal advisers are all involved in a health harming criminal conspiracy to defraud and defame a whistleblower. Norway promotes and protects these accused criminals rather than investigate them!
I therefore believe that there must be corruption at the government level of Norway overseeing their oil and gas industry that allows such brazen behavior by its corporate executive class.
Executives who do not recognize harassment and workplace bullying as a serious health and safety issues are not qualified to lead offshore operations. Executives who engage in fraud, bribery, and defamation to pervert the course of justice and hide their crimes should be in jail!
This publication is legally protected public interests disclosure, or whistleblowing, provided through contracts governed by the laws of England referencing UK Public Interests Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA).Watson, Farley & Williams advised PGS ASA on contracts between PGS ASA and SDK governed by the laws of England. Why are Watson, Farley & Williams silent now?
On 15 May 2018, Thailand law firm Duensing – Kippen formally acted to become a co-conspirator to defraud, defame and endanger the health and welfare of a USA citizen, his Thai citizen wife, and their Thai – USA children. Duensing – Kippen delivered an illegal letter making knowingly false claims at the behest of Norwegian company PGS ASA, Global law firm Watson, Farley, & Williams, along with UK Law firm LZW Solicitors. I believe that Duensing – Kippen avoided normal due diligence and knowingly ignored violating contractual jurisdiction issues and whistleblower protection laws (PIDA). The forementioned legal firms were bribed by my former employer, PGS ASA, to violate the law and invalidate previous agreements governed by the laws of England. As an agent of an English company, Duensing – Kippen are breaking the laws of Englandand Thailand to persecute a USA citizen victim of fraud and abuse. Threatening e-mail correspondence to a USA citizen is mail/wire fraud and RICO Act violations. The conspirators wanted to silence my evidence backed accusations of crimes and escape answering accusations in the English legal system where multiple laws were (alleged) violated. SDK submitted his first report to UK ActionFraud (police) 24 August 2015 upon my first realizing I was a victim of fraud. I have submitted several reports since then!The PGS ASA and Watson, Farley & Williams corporate governance and legal compliance / audit aparatus are dysfunctional and criminally corrupt. The UK police aparatus are also notably disfunctional and most fraud reports are not investigated and fraudsters are free to run amuck!
Most my posts have been a plea for government legal authorities to take action and investigate. My accusations are backed by evidence, unlike the ridiculous fraudulent claims submitted by Duensing – Kippen on behalf of PGS ASA!
Victims of organized corporate crime do not have the resources nor authority to punish white collar criminals, such as the several identified within my blog posts and articles. PGS ASA and Watson, Farley & Williams have all of the necessary avenues of legal recourse available to them within the English legal system.
PGS ASA and Watson, Farley & Williams are illegally using and corrupting the Thailand criminal justice system to avoid the English legal system.
Blackmail / Extortion
Uttering forged documents
Destruction of Evidence
Perverting the course of justice
Defrauding Government agencies in UK, USA, Norway & Thailand
I am a USA citizen married to a Thai woman. From September 2010 – December 2013, I worked in England. PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY (PGSUK) sponsored me on a employment Tier 2 visa (Special Occupation List). My wife and I, along with our Thai – USA citizen children were all sponsored by PGSUK to live in England. D We were all owed a Duty of Care by PGSUK when we lived there from 26 September 2010 – 31 December 2020. PGS violated the terms and conditions of my employment contract multiple times. When I complained to key Norwegian executives about the misconduct, breach of contract, health and safety violations, and violations in UK law, parent company, PGS ASA retaliated. I was illegally terminated through fraudulent contract supported by uttered forged documents intended to illegally blacklist me in the industry. The fraud reached the very top of the organization and its board of directors. Watson, Farley and Williams negotiated the final termination settlement contract terms and conditions, as well as advised PGS on my Tier 2 visa. All involved lawyers have remained silent.
Two contracts were signed between myself and PGS Exploration (UK) Limited. Both were governed by the laws of England and contained clauses protecting whistleblowing through the Public Interests Disclosure Act 1998 [PIDA].Where does Duensing – Kippen get the legal authority to breach / bypass contracts governed by the laws of England?
Duensing – Kippen decided to aid in the assault and robbery of me and my law – abiding Thai family. Duensing – Kippen’s threats terrorized my mother – in – law to the extent that she went to the hospital. She was very very traumatized and made ill by the illegal actions taken by Duensing – Kippen.
The charges drafted by Duensing – Kippen are fraudulent and supported by no evidence whatsoever. All lawyer refuse to acknowledge my publications as legal and protected public disclosure exposing criminal activity at the highest level of three (3) organizations: PGS ASA, Watson, Farley & Williams, and Landau Law (formally LZW Solicitors). The three (3) companies, two of which are law firms, participated in forming the final termination settlement contract which I claim to be fraudulent. All agents mentioned within my publications are all located in England. The contract is written in the English language. However, PGSUK is paying Duensing – Kippen to translate publications from English into Thai? .
Duensing – Kippen has decided to become an active part of the criminal conspiracy and cover-up through further damaging and traumatizing the victims crimes perpetrated by their client, PGS Exploration UK Limited. THESE ARE MY CLAIMS, BACKED BY DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE. I PLEA FOR A FAIR AND OBJECTIVE THOROUGH INVESTIGATION – what PGS ASA policy promises. UK Police are disfunctional and have refused multiple reports/requests to investigate.
Duensing – Kippen presents NO EVIDENCE of DEFAMATION. Carl Richards is a lawyer and former Company Secretary for PGS Exploration UK Limited. Why isn’t Richards citing the terms and conditions of the employment contract he oversaw that’s governed by the laws of England?
PGS ASA is illegally trying to gag a whistleblower
No need for translation.
Duensing – Kippen has no verifiable / legal evidence of defamation by SDK. The 2019 claims have never been delivered to the defendant. PGS ASA through Thailand law firm Duensing – Kippen deliver their claims in the Thai language to the home of SDK Thai relatives and not his legal address. PGS ASA and Duensing – Kippen demand that I travel from USA to Thailand to address these legal claims when my publications have already provided evidence that PGS ASA bribes lawyers to pervert the course of justice. PGS ASA has been accused since 2016 of criminal conspiracy and bribing Watson, Farley & Williams (UK) and Landau Law (UK) to utter forged documents and engage in fraud to damage a USA citizen whistleblower. Duensing – Kippen has been aware of my claims of being a whistleblower since 2018 when Carl Richards, former PGS Exploration UK Limited company secretary, initiated threats of legal action in Thailand. I posted then that I believed his threats to be blackmail/extortion. I continue to believe this today. Duensing – Kippen and PGS ASA have always ignored my claims that my publications were legal and protected. PGS has never followed the laws of England nor the UK company policy. PGS has never investigated my claims.
Their client is uttering forged documents that were used to support the illegal termination of a Tier 2 sponsored visa holder. PGS ASA and Watson, Farley & WilliamsUK affiliates have defrauded UK, Norway, USA, and Thailand government agencies. PGS ASA & Watson, Farley & Williams have misrepresented defamatory forged documents as legal documents. PGS ASA and Watson, Farley & Williams have also misrepresented protected public disclosure (whistleblowing) as defamatory in the Thai legal system through law firm Duensing – Kippen. I can prove it in ENGLISH. Translation into Thai language is wholly unnecessary misappropriation of resources by PGS ASA to deflect from their crimes commited under the laws of England. If what I have written in the English language is defamatory, why is it necessary for a UK company whose contracts are written in the English language governed by the laws of England to translate into the Thai language? How did Duensing – Kippen determine the published content was defamatory (untrue and harmful)?
PGS ASA and WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS: STOP YOUR UK ILLEGAL HARASSMENT, UTTERING FORGED DOCUMENTS and USA FEDERAL RACKETEERING-INFLUENCED CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT (RICO) VIOLATIONS.
USA FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS TRUMP A FRAUDULENT COMPROMISE AGREEMENT PROFFERED BY PGS ASA, A NORWEGIAN COMPANY, TO NEGATE TWO PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS SIGNED BY THE WHISTLEBLOWER AND PGS ASA UK AFFILIATE, PGS EXPLORATION (UK) LIMITED. BOTH SIGNED AGREEMENTS CONTAIN NON-DISPARAGEMENT CLAUSES GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. BOTH AGREEMENTS ALSO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS THROUGH THEIR REFERENCE OF THE UK PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE ACT 1998 (PIDA). GLOBAL LAW FIRM, WATSON, FARLEY, & WILLIAMS UK AFFILIATE ADVISED ON BOTH OF THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AS WELL AS ADVISING ON THE USA CITIZEN WHISTLEBLOWER EMPLOYMENT (TIER 2) VISA. WATSON, FARLEY, & WILLIAMS ALSO HAVE OFFICES IN THAILAND. WHY ISN’T PGS ASA USING WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS TO ADVISE ON THEIR CRIMINAL THAI DEFAMATION CASES?
SINCE 2016, SDK HAS PUBLISHED DOCUMENTATION TO SUPPORT
ALLEGATIONS THAT WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS AND PGS ASA WERE INVOLVED IN A
CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO UTTER FORGED DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT AN ILLEGAL TERMINATION
OF A FOREIGN WORKER WHISTLEBLOWER. PUBLISHED
DOCUMENT EVIDENCE ALSO SUPPORT ALLEGATIONS THAT SDK COUNSEL MISREPRESENTED
THEIR CLIENT – ME – AND ALSO WERE BRIBED TO UTTER FORGED DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT A
DEFAMATORY FALSE PRETENSE FOR THE TERMINATION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT WATSON, FARLEY, &
WILLIAMS HAS BEEN DRIVING THE ILLEGAL PROSECUTION OF CRIMINAL DEFAMATION
CHARGES AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER SDK TO ILLEGALLY FORCE THE DEPUBLICATION OF
EVIDENCE (DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE) SHOWING WATSON, FARLEY AND WILLIAMS, PGS ASA,
LANDAU LAW (FORMERLY LZW SOLICITORS, LONDON).
PGS ASA AND WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS HAVE ENLISTED THAI LEGAL
FIRM DUENSING – KIPPEN TO PROSECUTE FRAUDULENT CLAIMS AND TO BLACKMAIL AND
EXTORT THE WHISTLEBLOWER AND HIS THAI FAMILY INTO SILENCE.
THERE HAS BEEN NO SDK DEFAMATION
DUENSING – KIPPEN CASE IS BASED ON FRAUD AND
FORGERIES. THE TRANSLATION OF PUBLICATIONS
FROM ENGLISH TO THAI DEMONSTRATES THE CORRUPTION AND IDIOCY OF PGS ASA AND
WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS’. PGS ASA; WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS; AND
LANDAU LAW ARE COMPANIES GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF ENGLAND.
THAI LEGAL FIRM DUENSING – KIPPEN IS REPRESENTING
COMPANIES GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND DOES NOT POSSESS THE LEGAL AGENCY
TO BREACH ENGLISH LAW AND CONTRACTS ON BEHALF OF THEIR CLIENTS.
PGS ASA, WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS, AND LANDAU LAW HAVE NEVER EXERCISED CONTRACTUAL PROTECTIONS FOR DISPARAGEMENT CONTAINED IN CONTRACTS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF ENGLAND BECAUSE ANY LITIGATION CITING THE LAWS OF ENGLAND WOULD REVEAL THEIR PARTICIPATION IN A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD AND DEFAME A USA CITIZEN HEALTH AND SAFETY WHISTLEBLOWER.
WHISTLEBLOWING BLOGS PUBLISHED AS A USA CITIZEN WITHIN THE USA SINCE JULY 2019
PUBLISHED AS A USA CITIZEN WITHIN THE USA BORDERS SINCE JULY 2019
I contend that Duensing – Kippen agents have violated Thai criminal code/laws since May 2018 and aided and abetted PGS ASA and Watson, Farley & Williams in the harassment and destruction of evidence for crimes commited against a whistleblower. My publications conform to the standard of legal and protected public interests disclosure or whistleblowing. The publications are not defamation and should be investigated per PGS ASA & Watson, Farley & Williams policy/governance.
These prose chronicle multiple infractions of corporate governance, as well as provide evidence of serious wrong-doing that should sound alarms whether true or false. Either way, the publications should prompt action and engagement. The articles have been viewed by thousands within and outside the marine geophysical sector. They show-up in first page results to Google™ searches associated with PGS CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen.
A fair and thorough investigation addressing a whistleblowing claim is my legal right under English law and contract. Such a request is not defamation. PGS ASA (PGS) has been defrauding and defaming me since before June 2013. There has been a continuum of perverting the course of justice with the malicious intent to harm me and my family physically and financially. PGS’ behaviors have been cruelly abusive and illegal. Thus, the collective silence of the abusers. And PGS and several of its corrupt agents know it. This is why PGS has had to bribe lawyers and other internal and external personnel to manipulate the fair legal processes owed me under law and contract. Through bribing lawyers, avenues of legal redress are obstructed. Victims of PGS ASA et al. crime and abuse cannot find justice – easily. Just as shameful has been the (alleged) illegal acts conducted on PGS’ behalf by co-conspirator, law firm Watson, Farley and Williams (WFW). The most relevant document for all the lawyers mentioned within my blog post articles is to explain the 25 October 2013 Memo signed by (then) PGS EVP Marine Contract, Per Arild Reksnes and PGS SVP Global HR Terje Bjølseth.I believe that PGS and WFW owe me hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of (USA) dollars for their breaches in contract along with fraud, perverting the course of justice, and other illegal acts. Likely several PGS and WFW executives should go to prison too. The police need to take white-collar crime more seriously. Dysfunction and apathy destroys victims lives. The stakes are high. My initial whistleblowing claim was made in June 2013. Most every personnel and personal action taken by PGS to respond to my whistleblowing has been wrapped in illegal conspiracy. PGS and WFW have knowingly defrauded UK and Norway government agencies. This is why principals PGS and WFW refuse to detail the documentation supporting their decision making process. However, PGS ASA Capital Markets investors must demand a thorough investigation and audit as part of their fiduciary duties they own their stakeholders.
The vantage point of time-passed and actions taken has allowed me to construct the breadth of the deceitful cruel and illegal actions taken against me and my family. I have not been a quiet victim of PGS and WFW crimes. Since I first became aware of PGS’ nefarious and illegal behaviors, I have shared it publicly through blog post articles. My first blog post article which named names was published on the LinkedIn™ Pulse platform (LI) 3 July 2015. PGS and WFW continued to defame me through their choosing not to invoke the non-disparagement (Confidentiality) terms and conditions within the employment contract and subsequent termination settlement contract which rests at the center of my blog posts. Instead guilty parties and/or their enablers anonymously make their false claims of defamation to LI administrators. PGS and WFW did not want to address the published content and claims within my blog post articles in a courtroom. PGS and WFW did not want to clarify or correct the content and claims. PGS and WFW wanted my voice silenced and the content and claims de-published because they were fact-based whistleblowing exposing corruption. In August 2016, I was restricted from LI. The social media network for professionals was unintentionally (we hope) aiding and abetting corruption through restricting my account that published protected published disclosure and credible allegations of criminal activity. PGS and WFW never had to address my publications as whistleblowing which is protected within the Confidentiality clauses of both contracts. WFW formed these contracts on behalf of PGS’ UK affiliate, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (PGSUK). Following my restriction from publishing on LI, I continued publishing content on my own dedicated website, nopgs.com (NO Psychopaths in Geo-Services). I also started using Twitter™ to publish my whistleblowing claims and to link/direct users to more detailed articles with evidence of PGS/WFW wrong-doing published on nopgs.com.
Throughout 2016, I tried multiple times to contact the PGS Compliance Hotline to voice my concerns, but never received a response. I also contacted WFW risk and compliance and received similar stonewalling. PGS further defamed me to the entire LI community through stating that they carried out a thorough investigation when they never did. I am certain of this because I know the facts. I am the subject of my personal data. I know exactly what happened. By this time, I had determined that both PGS and WFW, including compliance, were corrupt and vested in a cover-up. It also began to be clear that my legal counsel, Philip Landau with employment law firm Landau, Zeffertt and Weir Solicitors (LZW), had also been compromised. In other words, in actuality, I had had no real legal representation for my grievance – which met the criteria for whistleblowing – with PGS. WFW represented their client and my employer, the PGSUK in an illegally rigged settlement negotiation process that bypassed my legally guaranteed rights under English employment laws. With WFW guidance, PGS bypassed legally guaranteed grievance process steps as well as precautions for stressed employees, as I had stated that I was. The most significant aspect of being the mark of a conspiracy to defame and defraud in retaliation for my June 2013 whistleblowing was the fact that I was a USA citizen employed through PGSUK sponsorship of my Tier 2 visa. With all of my avenues of legal recourse compromised, the cabal was able to gaslight and break English laws with relative ease. This was all premeditated perverting the course of justice and fraud with the knowledge that such action harmed the health and safety of their target of abuse. The objective of my online publications have been to provoke PGSUK into exercising the terms and conditions of my original employment contract and especially the termination settlement agreement contract which was the outcome of the rigged negotiations between PGS, WFW, and LZW which were predicated on forged defamatory documentation.
Also, I had always wanted to go through the legal grievance process. PGSUK offered the settlement to avoid the grievance process. The underlying performance issues were never substantiated by any process or documentation and were in fact the basis for my grievance in the first place.
The mob exists in a make-believe world and then makes their decisions based on the fabricated self-delusion that they do not. PGS executives say that they have core values, but they do not apply them to their decisions. PGS executives say that their health and safety statistics are above industry standard, but they suppress and remove health and safety concerns from consideration and publication.
My publications have provided e-mail and other evidence supporting my allegations. PGS, WFW and LZW have publically misrepresented my whistleblowing, which was always legal and protected public disclosure within the definition of the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), to be defamation. PGS, WFW and LZW are all aware of this and that is why no legal action has ever been taken under the laws of England that governed my employment contracts. In September 2018, the directors of the PGS UK affiliate, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (PGSUK), 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUK); Rune Olav Pedersen, PGS CEO; Gottfred Langseth, PGS CFO; Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS Chief Accountant, along with former secretary and PHS UK Head of Legal, Carl Richards, delivered criminal defamation claims to the house where I lived in Thailand. I was not there. I had just left Thailand for the United States (US) and was not able to receive the claims in person until I returned (earlier than planned) in October 2018. That’s right, a multinational marine geophysical service company based in Norway with affiliate offices located around the world believes that I have damaged the company and its agent’s reputations to a criminal level – in Thailand? Over three years since my initial publications on LI had passed, PGSUK and Carl Richards delivered summons and criminal charges of defamation while I traveled abroad. PGS does not list any offices in Thailand. On the other hand their legal representation in my case, global legal firm WFW, does have an office in Bangkok, Thailand. However, WFW has never threatened any legal action against me in spite of the fact that WFW has been mentioned in several of my articles. A different legal firm, Duensing Kippen – Attorneys & Arbitrators is representing PGS interests in Thailand.
What shareholders and potential investors must consider with PGS Capital Markets is what levels of incompetence and/or corruption must exist within the direction and management of PGS that would require the abandonment of English (and/or Norwegian) legal due process and contract law in favor of the Thai legal system?
Since July 2015 my published articles have been intended to alert PGS stakeholders of these risks. PGS has a legal department that employs lawyers whose responsibility is to review PGS business contracts and ensure that they do not expose the company to excessive risks. It is my belief that PGS’ inability to resolve contractual issues within the constraints of jurisdictional clauses exposes corrupt and incompetent management and is therefore a significant capital markets risk. Both the original contract of employment and the termination settlement contract are governed by the laws of England. Further, WFW was involved in forming the terms and conditions of the original contract of employment, assisting in the Tier 2 visa application and approval process, as well as the eventual settlement agreement which I claim is a fraudulent instrument predicated on forged and defamatory documents. PGS and WFW have refused multiple requests to confirm that the same documentation used to obtain the Tier 2 visa was also used to form the terms and conditions of the termination settlement contract agreement? Both of the legal contract agreements between PGSUK and myself were advised by WFW. Only the original employment contract and the termination settlement contract agreement bare my countersignature. All of the other personnel file documentation are signed by HR personnel and not my immediate supervisor.
This begs the question as to how did WFW ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of the signed termination settlement contract? And also, how can their be criminal defamation claims in Thailand and no breach in the non-disparagement terms and conditions in either one of the contracts governed by the laws of England? WFW is a global law firm with office in both England and Thailand. WFW advised on both the original employment contract and subsequent termination contracts which both contained Confidentiality clauses citing PIDA protections. So, how has WFW advised PGSUK in their legal actions in Thailand with firm Duensing-Kippon (DK)? The compromise agreements that I was forced to sign under threat of prosecution for criminal defamation in Thailand bypass the WFW advised legal agreements formed under the laws of England. WFW certainly should be advising PGSUK in their Thailand legal actions. WFW has never been included directly in the “legal notices” sent to me in Thailand by DK. Why not? DK is essentially being used to disassemble WFW advised agreements and take the dispute out of the legal jurisdiction of England and into Thailand. This benefits all conspirators, most notably PGS and WFW. PGSUK, an English company, is investing significant resources to stay out of the English legal system. I cannot see how this is legal under the Companies Act 2006 or English contract law. PGS, WFW, and DK remain silent, as does LZW (now Landau Law) who was supposed to represent my interests from October – December 2013.
The only formal employment action between me and PGSUK was the grievance. There were only threats of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) being investigated, which I qualified as harassment and bullying.
Most of all, PGS executives have abused their positions and violated their agency responsibilities of trust and confidence and duty of care to maintain a healthy and safe workplace. Forgery and the uttering of forged instruments is criminal behavior.
Where does DK get its legal agency to bypass agreements formed under the laws of England? DK is an agent of PGSUK, an English company governed by the laws of England. DK cannot assume authority to break the laws of England or legal agreements that PGSUK does not legally possess as a principal. DK can only legally exercise the legal authority possessed by PGSUK. This is why I regard the legal actions being taken against me and my family in Thailand to be fraudulent. Further, there remain several pertinent unanswered questions by WFW, PGS, and LZW. How can a “poor performing employee” be legally sponsored and employed on a Tier 2 visa? WFW advised PGSUK on my Tier 2 sponsorship and reviewed all documentation submitted to the UK Border Agency in both 2010 and again in July 2013 for the visa renewal. The other question is how was the personnel file documentation establishing “performance issues” articulated within the PGSUK 24 July 2013 letter (signed by David Nicholson) vetted for process compliance, accuracy and legality? The opening negotiations by PGSUK by their representative WFW counsel, stated:
WFW has no authority nor qualified privilege to assess my performance as a Tier 2 visa sponsored employee of PGSUK. Without credible and compliant process documentation, WFW is defaming and defrauding me on behalf of PGSUK. And my counsel, LZW, is allowing this to happen? Similarly, the 24 July 2013 letter which was the predicate for my subsequent filing of a workplace grievance 20 September 2013 is defamatory as well. Without credible and compliant process documentation, PGSUK (i.e., directors and secretary) is defaming me because malicious prose also have no qualified privilege. Further, PGSUK have no direct knowledge of my work performance. I worked for no director nor secretary directly. My immediate supervisor, Edward von Abendorff, PGS Marine Contract, VP Contract Sales – Africa, has not signed any of the pertinent documentation, nor has the subject of any performance reviews, me! Even von Abendorff would not possess qualified privilege if their were malicious intent, such as bullying and mobbing an employee that they supervise to escape accountability for misconduct. PGS, aided by WFW, LZW and DK, have illegally weaponized the human resources department through the misuse of employment lawyers. Lawyers involved within my dispute with PGS have not performed their legally prescribed duties to their ability, but rather advanced a false narrative to protect PGS ASA. Lawyers involved in my case with PGS ASA have uttered forged documents lauding a defamatory narrative. The central question is what would motivate lawyers to behave this way?
When I eventually did deliver my formal grievance complaining of workplace bullying and harassment, along with multiple departures from PGSUK policy and UK contract and employment laws, I cited that the three principal bullies were, in fact, behaving with arbitrary caprice.
I have not received any requests to stop publishing my pieces by anyone, including those within PGS. The simple truth is that what I have published is indeed true. I know it. Many know it. As time passes and the truth is no longer disputed what will remain, at the very least, is a chronological record of non-action and apathy by PGS executives.