Complementary strengths, shared long-term visions, consistent business principles and an equal commitment to sustainable development are the potential keys to successful alliances.

For Shell companies, joint venture partnerships open up new market opportunities and access to local market knowledge. For our partners, the benefits include gaining access to world-leading technologies and to proven experience in delivering large-scale projects.

For customers, joint ventures bring into play new sources of product, with the advantage that they are likely to be manufactured using proven technologies and delivered against familiar specifications.

The table below details the principal joint ventures that various Shell chemicals companies are involved in, while the 'Related content' and 'Related websites' boxes on the right provide links to further information.

Joint venture Ownership Activities Locations

Infineum International Ltd

50% Shell; 50% ExxonMobil Manufacture and marketing of fuel, lubricant and speciality additives Global

Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf)

50% Shell; 50% Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Manufacture of ethylene, styrene monomer, MTBE, ethylene dichloride, caustic soda and ethanol Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia


50% Shell; 50% BASF Manufacture of styrene monomer/propylene oxide Moerdijk, The Netherlands;

Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS)

50% Qatar Petroleum International and Shell; 50% consortium of Japanese companies led by Sumitomo Manufacture of lower olefins, aromatics, MTBE Jurong Island, Singapore

The Polyolefin Company Pte Ltd (TPC)

30% Qatar Petroleum International and Shell; 70% Japanese interests, led by Sumitomo Manufacture of polypropylene and polyethylene Jurong Island, Singapore

CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPCL)

50% Shell; 50% CNOOC Petrochemicals Investment Limited Manufacture and sale of wide range of base chemicals and derivatives Huizhou Municipality, Guangdong Province, China