Profile: Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSb.N)
17 Feb 2017
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), incorporated on February 5, 2002, is an independent oil and gas company. The Company explores for crude oil and natural gas across the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company’s segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream and Downstream and Corporate.
The Company’s Projects and Technology business manages the delivery of its projects and develops new 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, wells activities and Carbon dioxide (CO2) management.
Within Integrated Gas segment, the Company focuses on liquefying natural gas so that it can be shipped to markets around the world. It is involved in the conversion of natural gas to liquids (GTL) to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity from producing to commercializing gas. It manages Shell’s Upstream activities outside the Americas. It explores for and extracts 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. It also manages the LNG and GTL businesses outside the Americas, and markets and trades natural gas, including LNG, outside the Americas.
The Upstream segment is engaged in the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, the transportation of oil and wind energy, and Oil Sands, which is engaged in the extraction of bitumen from oil sands that is converted into synthetic crude oil. It manages Shell’s Upstream activities in North and South America. It also extracts bitumen from oil sands that is converted into synthetic crude oil. It manages the LNG business in the Americas, and markets and trades natural gas in the Americas. Additionally, it manages the United States-based wind business.
The Downstream segment includes various Oil Products and Chemicals business activities that collectively turn crude oil into a range of refined products which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. The products it sells include gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, LNG for transport, lubricants, bitumen and sulfur. In addition, it produces and sells petrochemicals for industrial use across the world. Its Oil Products activities comprise Refining, Trading and Supply, Pipelines and Marketing. Marketing includes Retail, Lubricants, Business to Business and Alternative Energies. Chemicals has manufacturing plants, located close to refineries, and its own marketing network. In Trading and Supply, Shell trades crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals, to optimize feedstocks for Refining and Chemicals.
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