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Production Chemistry delivers expertise to all of Shell’s major projects and plays a key role in optimising production from existing assets.  It is a broad and challenging discipline, providing unique input in areas ranging from sub-surface to surface operations and with key roles in production flow assurance and asset integrity, ensuring that produced oil and gas meets the sales contract specifications.

Production Chemistry is at the centre of Shell’s oil and gas production business.

Production Chemistry is at the centre of Shell’s oil and gas production business.  Across the globe, our people can be found working within project teams in the development phase of new and exciting projects. They can also be found supporting well construction and surface production operations in one of our Operating Units, which also includes the management of chemistry laboratories.  

Production chemists are also in our Innovation, Research & Development centres, where they work on exciting new technologies including novel waterflooding, EOR (including, polymers, surfactants and solvents), improved isolation techniques through novel cements & swelling elastomers, water/gas shut-offs, acid stimulation and fracturing treatments. The Production Chemistry discipline also owns chemical products and waste stream management with the clear objective of reducing exposure in terms of Health, Safety and Environment.

Meet the Global Discipline Lead for Production Chemistry

Colin Davidson is the Global Discipline Lead and is based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

“A team of more than 200 chemistry professionals located globally make up the Production Chemistry discipline. As a discipline our influence on the business is significant. We provide chemistry solutions, end to end across the major new projects delivery process and across oil and gas production systems from reservoir to refinery.

The Shell Group of Companies offers the possibility of an international career and we are looking for oil field chemists who have experience in one or more areas of oil field chemistry to join us. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Shell Production Chemistry discipline.”