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Shell at a glance
As one of the world’s leading energy companies Shell plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. In United Arab Emarites, Shell Markets (Middle East) Ltd. employs 110 people and is involved in the oil products.
Shell has been active in UAE since 1939. Our business activities in UAE are Exploration & Production, Gas & Power, Global Solutions and marketing businesses. Our offices in UAE are based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.
Dubai is the regional headquarters of four Shell businesses – Shell Markets (Middle East) Ltd, Shell Exploration & Production, Shell Gas & Power and Shell Global Solutions, which operate as follows:
Making and marketing a wide range of high quality fuels and lubricants in the UAE and beyond.
Exploration and Production
Finding and producing oil and gas in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East, North Africa, Russia and the CIS, signing licence and contract agreements, exploration surveying and drilling, appraisal of results, production planning and development, production operations and maintenance and decommissioning.
For more information in Exploration and Production in the United Arab Emirates.
Gas & Power
From downstream to processing and transport of natural gas, developing power plants and marketing gas and electricity to customers in the Middle East, Northeast Africa and South Asia. For more information on Gas and Power in the United Arab Emirates.
Providing business and operational consultancy, technical services, and research and development expertise to the regional energy industry. For more information on Global Solutions in the United Arab Emirates.
Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry in order to provide a competitive shareholder return while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way.
In Upstream we focus on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where our technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders.
In Downstream our emphasis remains on sustained cash generation from our existing assets and selective investments in growth markets.Read more about our strategy and major projects. Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles. Shell by numbers (figures for 2010)
| + 90 countries where we operate
~93,000 number of employees
48% of our production is natural gas
16.8 million tonnes of LNG sold (2010)
3.3 million barrels of gas and oil we produce every day
43,000 Shell service stations worldwide
145 billion litres of fuel sold (2010)
>30 refineries and chemical plants we run
Upstream explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas.
Downstream refines, supplies, trades and ships crude worldwide, manufactures and markets a range of products, and produces petrochemicals for industrial customers.
Projects & Technology manages delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives the research and innovation to create technology solutions.
• Revenue: $368.1 billion
• Income: $20.5 billion
• Capital investment: $30.6 billion
• Investment in research and development: $1 billion Fast facts for sustainable development
• $2.1 billion spent on developing alternative energies, carbon capture and storage, and on CO2 R&D over the past five years.
• $13 billion spent on goods and services in 2010 from companies in countries with lower incomes.
• >$121 million spent on voluntary social investments in 2010.