Shell in Myanmar
Shell is supporting Myanmar turn its energy potential into reality by bringing international expertise and world-class technology to projects in exploration and natural gas – the cleanest fossil fuel. We are also working with our partners to boost the distribution of our leading lubricant products and are supplying oil products and bitumen.
Shell holds equity interest in 4 offshore blocks in Myanmar. This acreage offers a frontier exploration opportunity to apply the advanced deep-water technical capabilities we have built up around the world over the past three decades. After completing an Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE), Shell and its partners completed the 3D seismic acquisition programme in 2017. See below an overview of Shell’s current exploration portfolio.
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Note: Shell took over BG’s interest in blocks A-4, AD-2, A7 and AD-5 after the Shell/BG combination materialized on 15 February 2016
In accordance with Shell standards, international best practices and recently enacted Myanmar legislation, Shell undertook social and environmental impact assessments, named Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs), in preparation for the activities associated with oil and gas exploration surveys in offshore Blocks A-4 and AD-02. The IEEs were informed by public consultations in the coastal areas adjacent to the Blocks.
The full reports and executive summaries of the IEEs are available at the links below.
Environmental Monitoring Reports
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The map shows Shell’s equity interest in 4 offshore blocks in Myanmar, and all other designated offshore exploration blocks.
In July 2017, Max Energy Company Limited and Shell Brands International announced they entered into a licence agreement that will introduce Shell branded retail sites in Myanmar. The sites will be owned and operated by Max Energy Myanmar. The aim is to achieve a nationwide rollout of Shell branded retail sites in the next three years. These sites will adhere to the highest standards in service, quality fuels and values of the Shell brand. Max will have all its fuel needs supplied by Shell International Eastern Trading Company (SIETCO), helping ensure security of supply and product quality.
Shell is the number one global lubricant supplier (Kline & Company), delivering market-leading lubricants to consumers in over 100 countries. Shell Lubricants brings world-class technological insights to its products, offering our customers the best lubricant solutions for their applications – from road cars and heavy-duty trucks to manufacturing machinery, construction vehicles and more. Our lubricant products work to clean and protect the engine, help to prolong equipment life, improve performance and contribute to better fuel efficiency. In Myanmar, Shell Lubricant products are distributed by Que Holdings, our partner since April 2013.
Shell Bitumen is one of the world's leading suppliers of bitumen and asphalt solutions, with over 1,600 customers across 28 countries. We supply enough bitumen to resurface 450 lane kilometres of road every day; that's enough road to travel around the world four times in one year; or one lane-kilometre of road every four minutes.
On May 26, 2016, Shell Bitumen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Infrastructure Holdings Corp, Ltd (NIHC) to pursue opportunities to supply its bitumen products and solutions into Myanmar. To showcase Shell's superior technical expertise and commitment to quality assurance, Shell and NIHC completed a 5 km road trial project along Pyinmana Myo Shuang Road, near Nay Pyi Taw Airport. The pavement design was overseen by Shell Bitumen technical experts and used bitumen sourced from Shell's facility in Pulau Bukom, Singapore.
The global network of Shell Trading companies encompasses Shell’s trading activities in every major energy market around the world, including Myanmar. We help meet the energy needs of Myanmar by supplying oil products through our partners.
Max Energy Myanmar and Shell sign Retail Brand License Agreement
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Max Energy Myanmar and Shell sign Retail Brand License Agreement (Date: 6 July 2017)
Shell and NIHC completes road trial project (Date: 27 May 2016)
BG Group signs Production Sharing Contract in Myanmar (Date: 20 March 2015)
Shell signs contracts to explore in deep water offshore Myanmar (Date: 5 February 2015)
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