Our scientists, researchers and engineers are developing innovative technologies to help meet the world’s growing need for energy more sustainably.
Overcoming technology challenges
Our researchers, scientists and engineers develop innovative ways to find and safely produce new energy resources in harder-to-reach places and recover more oil and gas from fields where it would otherwise be too difficult or costly to extract.
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We are developing advanced techniques to recover up to 30% more energy resources from existing oil fields.
The final step in the lifecycle of any oil and gas project is to prepare facilities for shutdown in a safe, environmentally responsible way.
Shell has been at the forefront of digital technologies since the 1970s. Discover the areas with the greatest potential for our business today.
Working with our Chief Technology Officer, Shell’s Chief Scientists contribute to recognised scientific expertise and help to deliver innovative technology.
Scientists gain new line to the deep ocean
A new mooring line in the Gulf of Mexico could further scientific knowledge of the world's interconnected ocean systems.
From hospital bed to seabed
CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.
Accelerating technology development
Shell’s Chief Technology Officer: we want to work with start-ups developing breakthrough energy technologies that complement our business.
Hunting for the next big energy idea
How to turn bright energy ideas into commercial innovations, by Geert van de Wouw of Shell Ventures.
Nasa’s adventure at the bottom of the sea
It took an abandoned nuclear missile silo, a vast underwater laboratory and a lot of hard work. But the US space agency boldly went where it had never been before: the North Sea.
Do you have a great idea or innovative technology? We look for creative people, companies and organisations to partner with.
Two chemists have invented a process to convert waste fat into biofuel that can be pumped directly into any petrol or diesel engine. Will their technology take off?
The Shell pilot plant that will turn rubbish into fuel for cars.
Shell Chief Technology Officer Yuri Sebregts talks about the critical role technology can play in lowering carbon emissions.