Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies employing 90,000 people in more than 80 countries and territories. Shell’s aim is to help meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Its Upstream business explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas, often in joint ventures with international and national oil and gas companies. Shell’s Downstream business manufactures, supplies and markets oil products and chemicals worldwide. Projects & Technology manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives its research and development program.