Shell in the Philippines
Exploration & Production
SPEX draws its expertise from an extensive global experience in deep water oil and gas exploration and production.
After receiving its license to do business in the Philippines in 21 January 1991, SPEX entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Occidental Philippines, Inc. (OxyPhil) to fulfill their obligation with the Philippine Government to explore and develop Service contract 38 (SC38) offshore Northwest of Palawan.
The Joint Venture partners agreed that SPEX will be the Operator. This means that SPEX provides the technical skills, manpower and technology to be employed in the JV undertakings.
Substantial amounts of natural gas and oil was found in the Malampaya structure by Shell Philippines Exploration BV and partner Occidental Petroleum in May 1992.
Development of the Malampaya/Camago gas reservoir is hinged on the Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement with buyers of natural gas, due to the substantial investment required.
The development of Malampaya/Camago will provide trade balance improvements for the Philippines. Instead of having to buy imported coal or low sulphur oil as a source of power, the Philippines can use indigenous gas that will generate cost competitive electricity and provide for a cleaner environment.
In particular, this project will provide the country with very substantial revenues that can be invested in additional infrastructure and other Government projects designed to stimulate economic growth and improve living conditions of Filipinos.
Additionally, the Malampaya/Camago Gas Project will create quality jobs. The project will create more opportunities especially for Filipinos as the requirement for technical and industrial staff starts to build up.
The birth of the gas industry in the Philippines can be summarised as follows: power, revenues, jobs and a cleaner environment.
Shell Business Service Centre – Manila
Finance Operations is responsible for the design, actual operation and standardisation of key finance processes. Its major objectives are to create and execute standardised processes, such that all finance functions in the Shell group will share in a common set of metrics to which performance can be measured against.
Customer Service is part of the Customer Services Relocation project to consolidate Global Customer Service into a smaller number of global “super-centres” and transfer specific customer service operations to shared services. CSC processes fuel cards administration, order taking, delivery scheduling, customer master data set-up and maintenance, invoicing, and general public enquiries for retail.
Human Resources Services Centre supports North America-based Shell employees on HR requests. These include assistance on HR information systems encoding, questions on compensation, benefits, and expatriate services, and investigative concerns on HR policies. HRSC is a key player in Shell’s Service Delivery Model, as its focus is the delivery of cost effective HR transactional activities.
Order to Delivery is the Centre’s youngest business, and was established to further strengthen Shell’s drive for customer satisfaction. It oversees efficient scheduling and safe physical delivery of oil products in the Philippines and soon in the United Kingdom. Order to Delivery manages customer inventory levels, and ensures that the right products are delivered at precise quantities on time every time.
Common Infrastructure Management, the support group of functions, manages the Human Resources, Information Technology, facilities, finance and communications needs of all four businesses. As the glue that binds the Centre together, Common Infrastructure Management is accountable for providing direction and leadership, overseeing successful service delivery to support high-performance and customer-oriented workplace.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.
Our operations are divided into our businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream. Our Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives our research and innovation.
Our Upstream organisation manages the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. It also markets and transports oil and gas, and operates the infrastructure necessary to deliver them to market.
Our Integrated Gas organisation manages our liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities and the production of gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels and other products. It includes natural gas exploration and extraction, when contractually linked to the production and transportation of LNG, and the operation of the upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market. It markets and trades natural gas, LNG, crude oil, electricity, carbon-emission rights and sells LNG as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and marine vessels.
In New Energies, we are investing in opportunities where we believe sufficient commercial value is available. We focus on new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels, hydrogen and charging for electric vehicles; and power, including from low-carbon sources such as wind and solar as well as natural gas.
Our Downstream organisation manages different Oil Products and Chemicals activities as part of an integrated value chain, including trading activities, that turns crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of products which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. The products we sell include gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, biofuel, lubricants, bitumen and sulphur. In addition, we produce and sell petrochemicals worldwide. Our Downstream organisation also manages oil sands activities.
Our Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of our major projects and drives research and innovation to develop new technology solutions. It provides technical services and technology capability for our Integrated Gas, Upstream and Downstream activities. It is also responsible for providing functional leadership across Shell in the areas of safety and environment, contracting and procurement, wells activities and greenhouse gas management.