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Shell in Saudi Arabia

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Shell in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


This year, Royal Dutch Shell celebrates its 75th anniversary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a journey that began with the refueling of the late King Abdulaziz' airplane. Today we are active in refining (SASREF), petrochemicals (SADAF), aircraft refueling services (PASCO) and the marketing of lubricants (JOSLOC). Together with local partners, Shell has investments of more than $8 billion in the Kingdom. We employ more than 2,000 staff, the vast majority (80%) of whom are Saudi nationals.

Key to our success in Saudi Arabia is our partnerships. With our Saudi partners we make a positive impact on society that goes beyond our economic contribution.

Shell worldwide

Shell worldwide

Royal Dutch Shell was formed in 1907, although our history dates back to the early 19th century, to a small shop in London where the Samuel family sold sea shells.

Today, Shell is one of the world’s major energy companies, employing an average of 94,000 people and operating in more than 70 countries. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Ben van Beurden. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

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.

Read about our history from 1833 to the present

Our purpose

We believe that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the global energy mix for many decades to come. Our role is to ensure that we extract and deliver these energy resources profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.

We aim to work closely with our customers, our partners and policymakers to advance a more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.

Our people

Our people work together on some of the most innovative and exciting energy projects in the world. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better solutions.

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Professional training, development programmes and ongoing support mean that our people are given every opportunity to reach their potential. And our leadership programmes enable talented individuals to become the energy industry leaders of tomorrow.

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Shell at a glance

70+ countries where we operate

94,000 average number of employees

24 million tonnes of equity LNG sold during the year

24 refineries we have interests in

3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce every day

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Financial performance (2014)

Revenue: $421.1 billion

Income: $14.7 billion

Net capital investment: $23.9 billion

Investment in research and development: $1.2 billion

Fast facts for sustainable development (2014)

$14 billion spent in lower income countries

1,074 assessments of suppliers against the Shell Supplier Principles

$160 million spent on voluntary social investment worldwide

Our businesses in Saudi Arabia

شركة الجميح وشل لزيوت التشحيم

Aljomaih and Shell Lubricating Oil Company Limited is a joint venture between Aljomaih Holding Company and Shell Overseas Services B.V.

شركة مصفاة ارامكو السعودية شل (ساسرف)

SASREF is a joint venture company of Saudi Aramco and Shell, two of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world.

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