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.

Shell in Egypt

Shell Egypt N.V.

In 2011 Shell celebrated its 100 year presence in Egypt. It first entered the country in 1911 to operate two concessions in Gemsa and Hurghada. Today Shell has a number of joint ventures and interests in Egypt including:

In the upstream, most of our operations are located in the Western Desert and Nile delta. In the Western Desert, our business portfolio includes stakes in 19 oil and gas producing development leases in the Badr El Din & Obaiyed area and four exploration concessions namely; North East Abu El Gharadig, West Sitra, Bed 1 gas and most recently, the West Alam El Shawish concession, which has strengthened our onshore portfolio by acquiring 40% share from Vegas (20%) and GDF (20%) and taking over operatorship.

In the Nile Delta SENV operates North West Damietta in shallow water. Early 2011 Shell relinquished the NEMED concessions after a ten year effort to prove up commercial gas.  In 2009, Shell Egypt joined bidding in the North Damietta Offshore concession in a consortium of BP, Shell and Petronas each with a 33% Shell share. BP is the operator. Shell also secured a 33⅓ % share in the North Tinah Offshore Concession where BP is the operator holding the remaining 66% share.

Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCo)

The Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCo), was formed in the early 1980s, as joint venture between Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Cooperation. BAPETCo is responsible for the development and production of Shell’s fields in the Western Dessert. After a period of primary recovery, waterflooding development is currently starting and there is active exploratory and appraisal drilling for unconventional gas and light tight oil. Current production levels are around 110,000 barrels/day with a 5-6 rig activity level supporting exploration, appraisal and development drilling.

National Gas Company (NATGAS)

In 2001, Shell embarked on a new gas distribution business taking 18% share in NATGAS, a company transporting gas directly to industrial and domestic customers in key areas throughout Egypt.

Shell Compressed Natural Gas Egypt
Shell Compressed Natural Gas Egypt (SCNGE) was incorporated in 2002.  The company’s main activities are the conversion of vehicles to run on compressed natural gas and dual fuel (mogas/CNG). The project uses existing indigenous resources, supporting Shell’s drive to secure a responsible energy future.

Sustainable Development

As part of our social responsibility towards host communities, Shell Egypt has developed a number of social investment and development programmes. These programmes focus mainly on human capital development of the Egyptian youth; especially enterprise development, which is delivered through Shell’s Intilaaqah Egypt programme, as well as other capability building projects.

Intilaaqah Egypt has helped train thousands of young entrepreneurs across Egypt to either start their own businesses or expand and grow existing businesses. The Intilaaqah Egypt programme is successfully delivered through a reliable development network, whereby the British Council is the main partner and sponsor.

As for the capability building programmes, they entail workshop-based sessions aimed at delivering today's practical business skills to students through lectures and training conducted by experienced Shell hires, Shell graduates and other training moderators. Such programmes include: ‘Step Towards Progress’ (STP) at Cairo University; the ‘Annual Conference for Engineering Students’ (ACES) & the ‘Give and Gain’ programme at Ain Shams University, the ‘Real Life Project’ at the American University of Cairo and the ‘Al Amal Programme’ (Hope Programme) which was initiated by the Egyptian Geophysical Society and later sponsored by Shell and other International Oil Companies (IOCs) for geo-science graduates.

Shell Egypt’s social investment also focuses on Road Safety. In light of this theme, hundreds of school bus drivers have taken the ‘Safe Driving’ awareness sessions and practical training. In addition, Shell Egypt has taken different measures to promote and raise awareness of the importance of road safety among children at public schools and to the general public. Working with the General Authority for Road, Bridges and Land Transport, Shell has also installed 180 reflective road signs at 60 exists to enhance the safety of driving at night along the ring road.

Shell worldwide

Shell worldwide

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.

Our operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.

In Upstream we focus on exploration for new liquids and natural gas reserves and on developing major new projects where our technology and know-how add value for resource holders.

In Integrated Gas, we focus on liquefying natural gas (LNG) and converting gas to liquids (GTL) so that it can be safely stored and shipped to markets around the world.

In Downstream, we focus on turning crude oil into a range of refined products, which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. In addition, we produce and sell petrochemicals for industrial use worldwide. Shell’s oil sands mining activities in North America are also part of the Downstream organisation.

Our Projects & Technology business is responsible for delivering new development projects and the research and development that leads to innovative and low-cost investments for the future.



Sustainability at Shell is about delivering energy in a responsible way to meet the world’s growing needs.

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