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Upstream Operations

The Upstream business finds, develops and supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG), condensates and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to overseas markets and natural gas to domestic customers in Western Australia.

Shell's Upstream business in Australia is based in Perth and employs more than 400 staff.

With its non-operated and operated activities in Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, Australia is key to Shell’s LNG growth aspirations globally. Shell is developing large gas resources in Australia and maintains a substantial exploration portfolio off the coasts of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as having coal seam (CSG) interests in Queensland. These holdings are key to Shell’s growth aspirations globally, Shell sees natural gas as a major part of the energy mix needed to meet the world’s growing energy demand.


Shell Australia's Aviation business supplies fuels and lubricants to airports across the country, refuelling over 1,000 flights a day.

Shell’s Downstream business in Australia (excluding Aviation), was divested in mid-2014 to Vitol.


Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limted (Upstream Operations)

Andrew Smith - Country Chair of Shell in Australia

Oliver Capon - Finance Manager, Shell Australia

Peter Lorbeer - Head of Legal, Shell Australia

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History of Shell

What began as a small shop selling antiques and later sea shells in London nearly 200 years ago, is today one of the world’s major energy companies.