Inside overcoming technology challenges

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.

Watch how a local energy project helped the Batak people to light up their homes for the first time.

Switching on lights for one of the Philippines' oldest tribes

Watch how a local project combining solar energy and hydropower is bringing electric light to the Batak people.

The Batak people light their homes.
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.

Read the speech by Yuri Sebregts

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