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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.

Economic contribution

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.

Potential In Natural Gas

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.

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 beyond. 

Social Investment

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.

Security, Theft and Sabotage

Incidents in 2015 have reinforced that security must remain a high priority in Nigeria. Crude oil theft, sabotage and illegal refining are the main sources of pollution in the Niger Delta today and were the cause of 85% of spills from The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited operated Joint Venture (SPDC JV) pipelines in 2015.


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited 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.

Nigerian Content Development

Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) are committed to the development of the Nigerian content of its business as part of its contribution to the sustainable development of the Niger Delta and Nigeria as a whole.

Harnessing Gas

Since 2000 The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (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.