Our Upstream business 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 market. The Upstream business spans all three of Shell’s strategic-theme timescales. Conventional Oil and Gas is one of Shell’s cash engines, Deep water is one of our company’s growth priorities and our Shales business is themed as an emerging opportunity.

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Conventional Oil and Gas
Cash engine

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Deep water
Growth priority

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Emerging opportunity