Growth priorities

Growth priorities are the cash engines of the future. Shell seeks to invest in affordable growth in advantaged positions with a pathway to free cash flow and returns in the near future.

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Deep water

In deep water, we have leading positions in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and Malaysia. Our deep-water operations have significant growth potential from our large undeveloped resource base and deployment of our technology and capabilities.

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Our Chemicals business strategy is based on investment at existing sites to increase capacity, improve efficiency and integration, and strengthen our feedstock sources. Securing new integrated growth projects and developing technologies to convert gas into chemicals are also critical strategic components.