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Developing Arctic oil and gas (PDF, 3785 KB) - opens in new window

The energy industry started activities in the Arctic many decades ago. Now there is renewed interest and a heightened need for energy companies to take a responsible approach to developing the region’s resources.

Shell in the Arctic (PDF, 1240 KB) - opens in new window

Shell has over 50 years’ experience of operating in extreme Arctic and subarctic conditions.

Technology in the Arctic (PDF, 1048 KB) - opens in new window

We have developed advanced technologies that are adapted to producing gas and oil safely in the harsh conditions of the Arctic.

Preventing and responding to oil spills in the Alaskan Arctic (PDF, 370 KB) - opens in new window

With several decades’ experience in preventing and responding to oil spills in the Arctic and subarctic, we have invested heavily in response vessels and other technologies.

Arctic factsheet on oil spills (PDF, 254 KB) - opens in new window

We have taken significant steps to make sure we can operate safely and responsibly in the Arctic.

Working with indigenous people (PDF, 1206 KB) - opens in new window

There are around 400,000 native people in the Arctic who rely on the land and sea to survive. We benefit from their traditional knowledge and listen to their concerns as we plan our operations.

Arctic biodiversity (PDF, 1169 KB) - opens in new window

The Arctic is rich in biodiversity. We work with others to learn more about the plants and animals in the region and how we can limit the impact of our operations.

Climate change (PDF, 582 KB) - opens in new window

Evidence of climate change is visible in Arctic regions where, for example, the permafrost is melting. Industry, governments and consumers need to work together to limit the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.