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The briefing notes cover the operations of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (Operator of the NNPC /Shell /Total /Agip joint venture), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), and Shell Nigeria Gas Limited (SNG). All files are PDF and all links open in a new window.
Shell has a history of over 50 years in Nigeria and the largest footprint of all the international oil and gas companies operating in the country. Its companies and investments have played a pioneering role in onshore, shallow and deep water oil exploration and production.
Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) are major contributors to the economy, not only through the energy they produce and the revenues they generate for the country but also via their supply chains, local content and social investment.
Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and is abundantly available in Nigeria, which has the largest reserves in Africa and the ninth largest in the world.
The deep waters of the Gulf of Guinea hold rich resources of oil and gas. Tapping into these fields will deliver vital energy to help meet growing demand in Nigeria and beyond.
Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) work with government, communities and civil society to implement programmes that have a lasting impact on lives in the Niger Delta and beyond. Social investment activities are focused in particular on community and enterprise development, education and health.
Crude oil theft, sabotage and illegal refining are the main sources of pollution in the Niger Delta today and were the cause of 75% of spill incidents from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Joint Venture (SPDC JV) pipelines in 2014.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Joint Venture (SPDC JV) carried out exploration and production operations in Ogoniland from the 1950s to the early 1990s. Operations ceased in 1993 following a rise in violence, threats to staff and attacks on facilities. The SPDC JV has produced no oil or gas in Ogoniland since then.
Since 2000 the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has worked with its joint venture partners and the Federal Government of Nigeria towards the objective of ending the continuous flaring of associated gas.