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Operating safely

The BP Deepwater Horizon tragedy in 2010 reinforced the need to maintain the safety and reliability of our deep-water operations worldwide. We have multiple safeguards in place to prevent a similar incident from occurring in our operations.

Prevention remains the priority, but the BP Deepwater Horizon accident taught our industry to improve its ability to respond to any incidents that may occur. Shell is a founding member of the Marine Well Containment Company, a non-profit industry consortium set up to provide a containment response system for the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, Shell is operating the Subsea Well Response Project, an industry co-operative effort to enhance global well containment capabilities. Through this co-operative, oil and gas companies are working together to improve the speed and effectiveness of the international industry response to well incidents.