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More than a century of innovation

The P&T organisation upholds Shell’s 120-year tradition of technical excellence and pioneering spirit. Industry observers have recognised our more recent efforts to make a difference at the cutting-edge of technology. Shell is regularly placed at the top of the Patent Scorecard for energy and environmental companies, and a 2014 Fortune survey named Shell among the top 10 most innovative companies in the world.

Shell’s technology timeline
Shell’s technology timeline for Field optimisation, Seismic imaging, Enhanced recovery, Liquefied natural gas, Offshore engineering, Petrochemicals, Fuels and Lubricants, Gas to liquids, Refining, Wells and Shipping – development from 1890s till today (graph)