Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Company Profile

  • Home
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc


Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Company Profile


Company Legal Name

Royal Dutch Shell Plc.




Oil and Gas

Geographical Presence



Royal Dutch Shell Plc is a Dutch multi-national energy corporation that is engaged in oil and natural gas production. It is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with more than 80,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

Shell operates across the entire value chain of exploration, production, refining, and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. 

The company makes significant investments in power, including from low-carbon sources such as wind and solar; and new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen.

Shell operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and Renewables and Energy Solutions (formerly New Energies), and Downstream. The Projects & Technology organization manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives our research and innovation.

The Upstream organization manages the exploration for and extraction of 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 integrated Gas organization manages liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities and the production of gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels and other products. It includes natural gas exploration and extraction, and the operation of the upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market. It markets and trades natural gas, LNG, crude oil, electricity, carbon-emission rights and also markets and sells LNG as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and marine vessels.

Renewables and Energy Solutions division is focused on finding commercial ways to meet the evolving energy needs of customers. These solutions include hydrogen, power from renewable and low-carbon sources such as wind, solar, and natural gas, and decarbonization options including nature-based solutions and carbon capture and storage. This part of Shell also develops new business models such as clean power-as-a-service, which addresses how digital technology can better help customers with their energy needs.

The Downstream organization serves more than 30 million customers at 46,000 retail service stations every day. It manages different Chemicals and Products activities as part of an integrated value chain that trades and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of products that are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial, and transport use. The products include conventional fuels for road, aviation, and shipping; low-carbon fuels such as biofuels, renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen, and electric-vehicle charging. It also produces and sells lubricants, bitumen, sulfur, and petrochemicals worldwide.



Company Revenue (2020)

180.5 billion USD

Net Income (2020)

-21.5 billion USD

CEO of the Board

Ben Van Beurden

Number of Employees (2019)


Registered Address

Carel van Bylandtlaan 30 The Hague, Zuid-Holland 2596 HR, Netherlands



Major projects:

  • Appomattox - In May 2019, Shell started production at Appomattox, a deep-water oil and gas development that is Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • LNG Canada: The LNG project is currently under construction on the west coast of Canada
  • Penguins: In January 2018, Shell took the final investment decision to redevelop the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.
  • Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex: Shell is currently constructing the complex, a major plant that will process ethane from shale gas.
  • Vito: in April 2018, Shell took the final investment decision to develop the Vito deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Vito will be Shell’s 11th deep-water project in the area.


Major Projects on Stream:

  • Appomattox
  • Bonga North West
  • Cardamom
  • Gumusat-Kakap
  • Kaikias
  • Malampaya Phase 2 & 3
  • Malikai
  • Nanhai pC complex
  • Ormen Large
  • Stones
  • Shell Geismar Chemical plant
  • Shell Eastern PC Complex
  • Sakhalin-2
  • Pearl GTL
  • Perdido
  • Prelude FLNG
  • Qatargas 4
  • Parque Das Conchas


Shell also makes strategic partnerships with key companies to expand its business operations. As such, it partnered with some of the top motorsport teams in the world’s most competitive championship series.


Key Partnerships:


Scuderia Ferrari; Ducati Corse in MotoGP; BMW in Motorsport, Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team; Nissan; Ferrari; Nissan; Ducati; BMW; Hyundai; and Forze.   

The company was founded in February 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands.



Phone Number

31 70 3779111

Fax Number

31 70 3773115