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Today, Shell formally opened a new technology centre in Shanghai, China dedicated to research and development into lubricants and oils. The centre (Shell (Shanghai) Technology Limited) will focus on lubricant product development and application for China and the wider Asia region covering countries such as India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Shell ups capacity and efficiency of lubricants plant serving central China


Today, Shell hosted the official unveiling of its newly expanded and upgraded lubricant blending plant site at Zhapu, Zhejiang province, China. This state-of-the-art plant will double the capacity of Zhapu site, will be top quartile for China in terms of efficiency and will play a key role in serving customers in Central China.

Shell signs new upstream deal with CNOOC


Beijing, 1 August 2013: Shell announces today that it has signed an offshore oil and gas Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with CNOOC for block 35/10 in the Yinggehai Basin west of the Hainan Island, China.

Shell has acquired Ivanhoe Energy’s interest in the Zitong block and becomes a project partner


Beijing: Shell announced today that Shell China Exploration and Production Company Limited (Shell) and Sunwing Zitong Energy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ivanhoe Energy Inc., have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for Shell to acquire 100% of Sunwing’s interest in the Zitong Production Sharing Contract (PSC).

Major construction begins on the Prelude FLNG project


Today Shell celebrated the cutting of first steel for the game-changing Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility’s substructure with joint venture participants, Inpex and KOGAS, and lead contractor, the Technip Samsung Consortium, at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard in South Korea.