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Our organisation:
Our Powering Progress businesses in 2022

Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions

Integrated Gas manages liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities and the conversion of natural gas into gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels and other products. It includes natural gas and liquids exploration and extraction, as well as the operation of the upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas and liquids to market. The marketing, trading and optimisation of LNG are included within Integrated Gas.

Renewables and Energy Solutions (R&ES) manages Shell’s integrated power activities. These comprise electricity generation, marketing and trading of power and pipeline gas, as well as digitally enabled customer solutions. The R&ES business also includes the production and marketing of hydrogen, development of commercial carbon capture and storage hubs, trading of carbon credits, and investment in nature-based projects that avoid or reduce carbon.


Upstream explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. It also markets and transports oil and gas, and operates the infrastructure necessary to deliver them to the market. Upstream business delivers reliable energy from conventional oil and gas operations, as well as deep-water exploration and production activities.

We are focusing our Upstream portfolio to become more resilient, prioritising value over volume to provide the energy the world needs today whilst funding the energy system of tomorrow. Upstream will play a fundamental role in supporting Shell’s transformation to a net-zero business by 2050. Upstream’s oil and gas supplies help maintain the world’s energy security. The business is working to provide these supplies with lower emissions.


Marketing manages the Mobility, Lubricants, and Sectors & Decarbonisation activities. Mobility operates Shell’s retail network, including electric vehicle charging services. Lubricants produces, markets and sells lubricants for road transport and machinery. Sectors & Decarbonisation sells fuels, speciality products and services including low-carbon energy solutions to a broad range of commercial customers.

Chemicals and Products manages chemical manufacturing plants with their own marketing network and refineries, which turn crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of oil products. These products are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. Downstream also includes the pipeline activities, and trading of crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals.

Projects & Technology

Projects & Technology manages the delivery of our major projects and drives research and innovation. It provides technical services for our businesses. It is also responsible for providing functional leadership across Shell in safety and environment, contracting and procurement, wells activities and greenhouse gas management.

Technology and innovation are essential to our efforts to meet the world’s energy needs in a competitive way. Our main technology centres are in India, the Netherlands and the USA, with other centres in Brazil, China, Germany, Oman and Qatar.

On January 30, 2023, Shell announced that the Integrated Gas and Upstream businesses will be combined into a single Integrated Gas and Upstream Directorate. The Downstream business will be combined with Renewables and Energy Solutions to form a new Downstream and Renewables Directorate. The changes are expected to take effect on July 1, 2023. The intention of this change is to simplify the organisation further and improve performance as we deliver our Powering Progress strategy.

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