In This Section

Portfolio

Shell has a history of nearly 60 years in Nigeria and the largest footprint of all the international oil and gas companies operating in the country.

Economic contribution

Shell Companies in Nigeria are major contributors to the Nigerian economy, not only through the energy they produce and the revenues they generate for the country, but also via their extensive supply chain, local content and social investment.

Unlocking Nigeria’s Potential in Deep Water

The deep waters of the Gulf of Guinea hold rich oil and gas resources. Tapping into these fields will deliver vital energy to help meet growing energy demand in Nigeria and international markets.

Nigerian Content Development

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) as operator of the SPDC Joint Venture (SPDC JV) carried out exploration and production operations in Ogoniland from the 1950s to the early 1990s.

Social Investment

Shell Companies in Nigeria work with government, communities and civil society to implement programmes that have a lasting impact on lives in the Niger Delta and Nigeria as whole.

Ogoniland

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) as operator of the SPDC Joint Venture (SPDC JV) carried out exploration and production operations in Ogoniland from the 1950s to the early 1990s. 

Security, Theft, Sabotage and Spills

Incidents in 2016 have reinforced that security remains a high priority in the Niger Delta. Crude oil theft, sabotage and related damage to oil and gas facilities continue to present significant security concerns in parts of the Niger Delta, as well as environmental damage, which is aggravated by the proliferation of illegal refineries in the area.