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Innovation through R&D

Our scientists, researchers and engineers are developing innovative technologies to help meet the world’s growing need for energy more sustainably.

Finding oil and gas

We use advanced technologies to uncover increasingly hard-to-find energy resources trapped in porous rocks beneath the land and seas.

Unlocking oil and gas

We are developing ways to unlock new energy resources safely and efficiently, often in more challenging environments.

Digital innovation

Shell has been at the forefront of digital technologies since the 1970s. Discover the areas with the greatest potential for our business today. 

The yellow buoy is moored at the water’s surface and slots into the floating vessel to enable oil and gas production.

Scientists gain new line to the deep ocean

A new mooring line in the Gulf of Mexico could further scientific knowledge of the world's interconnected ocean systems.

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Computer generated image of an underwater computed tomography (CT) scanner

From hospital bed to seabed

CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.

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Yuri Sebregts, EVP of IRD , The Netherlands, 2014

Accelerating technology development

Shell’s Chief Technology Officer: we want to work with start-ups developing breakthrough energy technologies that complement our business.

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Four Brent platforms

Nasa’s adventure at the bottom of the sea

It took an abandoned nuclear missile silo, a vast underwater laboratory and a lot of hard work. But the US space agency boldly went where it had never been before: the North Sea.

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