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Our organisation in 2022

In 2022, our operations were divided into our businesses: Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions; Upstream and Downstream. Our Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of Shell's major projects and drives our research and innovation.

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. The 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 while funding the energy system of tomorrow. Upstream will play a fundamental role in supporting Shell's transformation to a net-zero emissions energy 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.

From July 1, 2023, Shell simplified its organisation by combining the Integrated Gas and Upstream businesses into a single Integrated Gas and Upstream Directorate, and the Downstream and Renewables and Energy Solutions businesses into a new Downstream, Renewables and Energy Solutions Directorate.

Read more in Annual Report and Accounts 2022(