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Our corporate history

Discover how Shell became one of today's major energy companies.

Our history in Indonesia

The origins of the oil industry in Indonesia and those of what subsequently became the Royal Dutch/Shell Group are closely connected. Shell's historical links with Indonesia are strong. The discovery of commercial quantities of crude oil in Sumatra just over 100 years ago led directly to the formation of Royal-Dutch Petroleum.

History of our logo

For more than 100 years the name Shell, our logo the pecten and our distinctive red and yellow colours have identified our brand.

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