"[Former Shell Trading Company trader Alan] Raymond said he viewed RIK as 'just another oil exploration company,' and, therefore, providing RIK employees with gifts and entertainment was 'relationship building.' He claimed that his superiors at Shell Trading Company had approved of providing gifts and entertainment to RIK employees" (Page 15).
"Industry expense reports and other documentation indicate that [a RIK program employee] accepted gifts valued at approximately $2,887 from Chevron, Shell, and GWEC on at least 74 occasions between 2002 and 2006" (Page 10).
"One RIK employee opined that because RIK regularly paid a major producer to transport oil, it was perfectly appropriate for him to attend a 'treasure hunt' in the desert with all expenses paid by the producer" (Page 9).
"[A Shell manager] remembered that [a RIK program employee] stayed overnight in the Shell-owned lodge, 'Dutchman Haus,' because she had too much to drink" (Page 15).
"Chevron representatives' expense reports … entries include meals and drinks, an appreciation dinner, and a paintball outing" (Page 10).