Our employees and contractors work in some of the remotest places, taking great care to unlock energy the world needs. Keeping them safe and well is our top priority. But what can we do when somebody falls ill in the Arctic or suffers an injury aboard a ship off the African coast?
Teams are on standby to transport sick or injured colleagues to hospital from Shell’s platforms, vessels and remote bases anywhere on the planet within four hours. It can mean a long helicopter flight or turning a ship around.
Every minute counts in a medical emergency, and an accurate diagnosis is critical. Telemedicine technology is helping doctors to reach better decisions in remote places, using systems that provide access to a wide range of expert medical expertise at any time through internet and satellite connections.