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Foreward Note

Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Shell Nigeria Briefing Notes.


Shell Companies in Nigeria continue to strengthen their position in the country for the long term by optimising their onshore oil footprint while making investments in other areas, particularly deep water and the gas value chain, including domestic gas.

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 the growing energy demand in Nigeria and international markets.

Nigerian Content Development

Shell Companies in Nigeria continue to support local content, develop the country’s resources and strengthen Nigerian contracting capacity.

Social Investment

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


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 till the early 1990s.

Security, Theft, Sabotage and Spills

Security remains a high priority due to continued crude oil theft and criminality in parts of the Niger Delta. Illegal refining and third-party interference are the main sources of pollution in the Niger Delta today.