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Upstream International

Our Upstream International business manages Shell’s Upstream activities outside the Americas. It explores for and recovers crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, transports oil and gas, and operates the upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver oil and gas to market. Upstream International also manages the LNG and GTL businesses outside the Americas, and markets and trades natural gas, including LNG, outside the Americas. It manages its operations primarily by line of business, with this structure overlaying country organisations. This organisation is supported by activities such as Exploration and New Business Development.

Upstream Americas

Our Upstream Americas business manages Shell’s Upstream activities in North and South America. It explores for and recovers crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, transports oil and gas and operates the upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver oil and gas to market. Upstream Americas also extracts bitumen from oil sands that is converted into synthetic crude oil.

It manages the LNG business in the Americas, including assets in Peru and Trinidad and Tobago acquired in 2014. It also markets and trades natural gas in the Americas. Additionally, it manages the US-based wind business. It manages its operations by line of business, supported by activities such as Exploration and New Business Development.

Downstream

Our Downstream business manages Shell’s refining and marketing activities for oil products and chemicals. These activities are organised into globally managed classes of business. Refining includes manufacturing, supply and shipping of crude oil. Marketing sells a range of products including fuels, lubricants, bitumen and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for home, transport and industrial use.

Chemicals produces and markets petrochemicals for industrial customers, including the raw materials for plastics, coatings and detergents. Downstream also trades Shell’s hydrocarbons and other energy-related products, supplies the Downstream businesses and provides shipping services. Additionally, Downstream oversees Shell’s interests in alternative energy (including biofuels but excluding wind).

Projects & Technology

Our Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives research and innovation to create technology solutions. It provides technical services and technology capability covering both Upstream and Downstream activities. It is also responsible for providing functional leadership across Shell in the areas of safety and environment, contracting and procurement, and for all wells activities and CO2 management.

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Overview of our businesses clustered in 1) Exploration 2) Development and Extraction 3) Manufacturing and Energy Production 4) Transport and Trading 5) Retail and B2B Sales (graph)

Exploration

  • Exploring for oil and gas: Onshore and Offshore

Development and extraction

  • Developing fields
  • Producing oil and gas
  • Extracting bitumen

Manufacturing and energy production

  • Refining oil into fuels and lubricants
  • Producing petrochemicals
  • Liquefying gas by cooling (LNG)
  • Converting gas to liquid products (GTL)
  • Upgrading bitumen
  • Producing biofuels
  • Generating power

Transport and Trading

  • Shipping and Trading
  • Regasifying (LNG)
  • Supply and distribution

Sales

  • Retail
  • B2B