He's Changing The Drill At Shell

An oil alliance is just one of CEO Carroll's new moves

Philip J. Carroll may be the biggest contradiction in the oil business. He's a dyed-in-the-wool Shell man, steeped in the language and perks of corporate life. And the Shell Oil CEO's love of process and structure betrays the heart of a petroleum engineer. But Carroll also sees a new era looming: Convinced that competition and information technology will alter the business for good, he has become the industry's leading advocate of deconstruction and radical change.

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