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SHELL OIL COMPANY

INTRODUCTION
Shell is a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of Americas leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. We operate in 50 states and employ more than 22,000 people delivering energy in technically innovative ways. Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Peter Voser. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

STRATEGY
Our strategy to generate profitable growth remains to drive forward with our investment programme, to deliver sustainable growth and provide competitive returns to shareholders, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. In Upstream we focus on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where our technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders. In Downstream our emphasis remains on sustained cash generation from our existing assets and selective investments in growth markets. Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles - opens in new window.

SHELL GENERAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLE


We are judged by how we act - our reputation is upheld by how we live up to our core values honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our eight Business Principles are based on these core values and indicate how we promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, and pride in what we do. We were one of the first global companies to state and share our beliefs when we published our General Business Principles in 1976. All Shell companies are expected to comply with the Shell General Business Principles. In joint ventures, we use our influence to persuade our partners to adopt and apply principles consistent with ours.

STRATEGIES, CRISIS AND CHALLENGES


The 1930s began with the Depression, forcing Shell to reduce its workforce and impose financial cuts. Even the annual sports day at the Lensbury club in London fell victim. But the decade saw many advances: great progress in fuel and chemicals research and an explosion of brilliant advertising with themes of power, purity, reliability, modernity and getting away from it all. As a mark of confidence, the Group also purchased a large riverside plot on the Thames in London to build ShellMex House, one of the Groups landmark buildings round the world. The ShellMex company handled all the marketing of Shells products. Part of the growing maturity of the marketing activities was the development of the global network of service stations where cars could refuel

SHELL AROUND THE WORLD


Shell is a world leader in the energy industry, with businesses around the world that are involved in finding oil and natural gas, making fuel for cars, planes, and ships, and developing alternative energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, and hydrogen. Since 1907, Shell has grown both in size and scope. Operating in over 140 countries and territories with approximately 109,000 employees. Shell continually works with businesses and governments to not only keep up with, but actually keep ahead of, the energy demands of the world.

DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS :


1943 Butadiene and Synthetic Rubber 1946 Discoveries in Louisiana and Texas 1958 Ranch style Service Stations 1963 Jet-powered Car 1972 CO2 Injection 1974 Polymer Technology 1978 Cognac 1979 Unleaded Fuel 1983 Seismic Vessel 1988 Bullwinkle 1994 First Tension Leg Platform 1995 Learning Center Open 1996 Mars Project 1996 Corterra Polymers Development 1997 Shell Houston Open Golf Tournament 1997 Project Gemini 1997 World Water Depth Record Broken 1998 Count on Shell at the Winter Olympics

SHELL IN 2011

IN 2011, SHELL DELIVERED MAJOR PROJECTS WHICH WILL SECURE MORE ENERGY SUPPLIES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS FOR YEARS TO COME. WE CONTINUED TO WORK TO IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN AREAS SUCH AS EMISSIONS, ENERGY AND WATER USE, FLARING AND SPILLS. OUR SAFETY PERFORMANCE REMAINED STRONG, AND WE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT MEASURES TO IMPROVE OUR SOCIAL PERFORMANCE.

A GLANCE

Our strategy to generate profitable growth remains to drive forward with our investment programme, to deliver sustainable growth and provide competitive returns to shareholders, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. In Upstream we focus on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where our technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders. In Downstream our emphasis remains on sustained cash generation from our existing assets and selective investments in growth markets.

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Shell is always thinking about the future especially with regard to future energy resources. Here is what Shell does:

explores and produces oil and gas on land and at sea, including the gas your family buys, as well as the fuel used by the airline and shipping industries . transports and trades oil and gas all over the world markets natural gas . generates electricity. advises organizations and consumers on ways to use energy efficiently. produces petrochemicals used by industries globally in such products as medicines and cosmetics, and laundry detergent.

helps to protect the environment, and provide economical energy resources . researches future energy sources that can be used by generations to come. supports communities in which we live and work. creates renewable, lower-carbon energy sources, such as solar and hydrogen fuel cells.

Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.

- YASH CHUGH