Michael O'Donnell

Health and Safety Practitioner
Shell Taranaki Ltd
Taranaki Region



  • University Entrance. Francis Douglas College. 1979.
  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. 2013.

Skills & Abilities (not limited to)

  • Kelvin Topset Investigator training. Singapore 2007.
  • Aerial surveillance course – marine oil spill. 2013.
  • Shell upstream RAM risk assessment training certificate.2014.
  • ESR radiation protection officer training course. 2014.
  • Manage a crisis training – emergency response. 2011.


  • Attend weekly and monthly meetings to support Shell Operations and Maintenance departments in the Maui Field.
  • HSE  support to contract holders in marine, transport and air logistics monthly meetings and investigation closeout.
  • HSE support to SSA (Shared Services Agreement) meetings on behalf of Shell and contract holders.
  • Plan and support monthly companywide site HSE meetings and site community meetings to offer HSE learnings and provide feedback to issues raised.
  • Support the business with relevant industry LFI’s and safety bulletins to keep staff and contractors informed of incidents that could impact them at work.


  • My role as an HSE advisor for Shell is considered to be a supervisory role as well as a number of my roles when I was working in drilling and construction.
  • I use this experience and my HSE experience to influence personnel behaviours and encourage mindfulness in the people I deal with to ultimately achieve excellent HSE outcomes.

Professional Experience – HSE Advisor roles

  • Shell Taranaki Limited – 2008 – present
  • Maersk Drilling. Sept  2007 – 2008.
  • Ensco Oceanic’s. Jan 2007 – Sept 2007.
  • Geotherm Drilling Services (Taupo). Jan 2006 – Oct 2006.
  • Parker Drilling NZ Ltd. July 2002 – Nov 2003.
HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • 1.Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. Massey University. 2013.
    2.ESR Radiation Protection Officer Training. March 2014.
    3.Certificate of Completion: Aerial Surveillance Course. November 2013.
    4.IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control. February 2002.
    5.Silver card Safety Leadership Program. 2008.
    6.Emergency Management Course. November 2009.
    7.Shell Certificate of Completion. Risk Assessment Training - Awareness Level. November 2014.
    8. Workplace Assessment. Auckland College of E
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

167 Devon St West
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4620

Street address

Shell Building
167 Devon St West
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4620