Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.

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Shell Namibia Upstream B.V.

Shell’s business interests in Namibia:

  • Shell Namibia Upstream BV (Shell) has acquired a 90% controlling interest in Petroleum Exploration License 39 (PEL 39) located offshore Namibia with the additional 10% interest held by the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR).
  • Shell has an interest in Vivo Energy, a non-operated Joint Venture between Vitol (40%), Helios (40%) and Shell (20%).

Shell worldwide

Shell worldwide

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.

Our operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.

In Upstream we focus on exploration for new liquids and natural gas reserves and on developing major new projects where our technology and know-how add value for resource holders.

In Integrated Gas and New Energies, we focus on liquefying natural gas (LNG) and converting gas to liquids (GTL) so that it can be safely stored and shipped to markets around the world. The New Energies business has been established to explore and invest in new low-carbon opportunities.

In Downstream, we focus on turning crude oil into a range of refined products, which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. In addition, we produce and sell petrochemicals for industrial use worldwide. Shell’s oil sands mining activities in North America are also part of the Downstream organisation.

Our Projects & Technology business is responsible for delivering new development projects and the research and development that leads to innovative and low-cost investments for the future.

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Who we are

Learn about our business and people, and how we grew from a small shop in London nearly 200 years ago.

Our values

Our General Business Principles, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics help everyone at Shell act in line with our values.



Sustainability at Shell is about delivering energy in a responsible way to meet the world’s growing needs.

Energy and innovation

How we use human ingenuity, innovation and technology to unlock more, cleaner energy for the decades ahead.