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Our Downstream organisation is made up of a number of different business activities, part of an integrated value chain, 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.Read more about our Downstream activities
Our Upstream businesses explore for and extract crude oil and natural gas, often in joint arrangements with international and national oil and gas companies. This includes the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands which we convert into synthetic crude oil.Read more about our Upstream businesses
We liquefy natural gas by cooling it and transport the liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers around the world. We also convert natural gas to liquids (GTL) to provide high-quality fuels and other products.View where our LNG and GTL plants are located
Shell is one of the industry's pioneers in the deep-water oil and gas business. We work to develop new oil and gas supplies from major fields. For example, in 2014 we began production projects in Malaysia, the USA and Nigeria.Read more about our deep-water projects
Resource plays, such as shale oil and gas, are a potentially significant opportunity for the oil and gas industry globally. We are looking carefully where we can add value to this part of the industry.Read more about our longer-term strategic themes
This strategic theme covers the Arctic, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria onshore and heavy oil plays. In these areas, Shell has access to large resources positions – typically in oil – but there are issues that can slow the pace of development.Read more about our longer-term strategic themes
|Main oil and gas price markers||2014||2013||2012|
|West Texas Intermediate ($/b)||93||98||94|
|Henry Hub ($/MMBtu)||4.3||3.7||2.8|
|UK National Balancing Point (pence/therm)||50||68||60|
The chart provides an overview of the main crude oil and natural gas price markers Shell is exposed to. We expect oil and gas prices to remain volatile.Read more about our market overview
We have a long track record of building partnerships with environmental and development organisations to bring insights to our work. Collaborations help us to address a specific need in communities where we operate and also to raise operational practices within our business.Read more about our partners Read more about our collaborations
Our social performance indicators monitor the progress of our community engagement and where we share benefits with communities where we operate. The indicators include:
We continue to work on indicators to help us better assess the effectiveness of our community engagements.
The Carmon Creek project, which began construction in 2013, is an in-situ heavy oil project that is expected to produce about 80,000 barrels per day (b/d) of bitumen using enhanced oil recovery methods.
The Corrib natural gas field lies about 83 kilometres off the north west coast of Ireland, about 3,000 metres under the seabed and in waters 350 metres deep. First gas is expected to flow from Corrib in 2015.
The Bonga field, which began producing oil and gas in 2005, was Nigeria’s first deep-water development in depths of more than 1,000 metres.
The floating production, processing and storage facility will be moored over the Prelude gas field, located more than 200 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia, where it will produce, liquefy and store gas for shipment.