History of Shell in Indonesia

Royal Dutch Shell plc was established in The Hague in 1890, however Shell's history in Indonesia dates back to 1884 when a Dutch citizen, Aeilko Jans Zijlker, discovered traces of oil in Sumatra. With a license obtained from the local ruler, the Sultan of Langkat, he dug his first well which turned out to be dry. A year later, he excavated Telaga Tunggal 1 in Pangkalan Brandan, North Sumatra, and this time he found oil from Telaga Tunggal 1 and started production in commercial quantities.

In 1890, Ziljker changed his "Provisional Sumatra Petroleum Company" to something more substantial, and on June 16, the corporate charter of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company was established in The Hague. Since then Royal Dutch Shell plc/Shell Group of Companies has been in Indonesia in various business activities.

In operation, Shell's strategy is focused on strengthening its position as a leading player in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand responsibly. The focus of Shell's activities is also on safety and environmental and social responsibility.

Shell Indonesia Activities

In the downstream sector, Shell Indonesia serves the business and motorcyclist market share. Shell Indonesia manages business activities which include marketing and trading of lubricants directly or through appointed distributors.

Shell Indonesia recorded a new milestone with the inauguration of the first Shell gas station in Karawaci, Tangerang. Shell is the first international oil company to enter the retail fuel business after 40 years.

In the upstream sector, Shell is a strategic partner of Inpex, the operator of the Masela PSC which covers the Abadi gas field.

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Lubricants, Fuel & Bitumen

Shell is a major player in the industrial lubricants market. Shell is a proven leader and innovator of lubricants capable of meeting a wide range of engine requirements, such as hydraulic engines, gears, machine tools, compressors, and turbines. Shell provides a wide range of lubricant products that have been specially developed to meet the specific needs of each industry such as mining, cement, and power generation.

In the transportation sector, Shell offers a variety of high-quality lubricants, including Rimula, which has been widely used by transportation companies.

For the shipping industry, over the years Shell Marine has established an unrivaled supply chain for ship lubricants. This enables us to offer our customers the best quality products, consistent product availability, and reliable service. With a global network of more than 600 ports in 57 countries, lubricant products can be made available quickly and easily.

In 2006, Shell started the Commercial Fuel business in Indonesia, where Shell provides fuel and related technical support for the Industrial and Transportation sectors.

Shell Bitumen is known as the world's Leading Global Bitumen Brand, with a proud performance in the construction of most airports/toll roads in the world, as well as protecting buildings from leaks due to pressure or water infiltration/water pressure. Shell is committed to providing the best service to consumers by providing the best technical support, quality products, and pre and post-sales services to all consumers.

Exploration & Production

Shell is a strategic partner of Inpex, the operator of the Masela PSC which covers the Abadi gas field.

Shell General Business Principles

In line with other Shell companies around the world, Shell Indonesia also applies the Shell General Principles of Business, which explain how we do business. These principles describe the behavior expected of every employee and everyone with whom we do business. This principle is based on our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for others.

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Automotive Lubricants

In the automotive lubricant market in Indonesia, the Shell brand has grown rapidly. Its leading product, Shell Helix, occupies a strong brand position and is recognized as a high-quality lubricant for 4 wheelers.

In addition, Shell Advance, a lubricant specifically designed for two-wheeled vehicles, has also proven to be superior in its class.

Shell Gas Station

Shell Indonesia recorded a new milestone with the inauguration of the first Shell gas station in Karawaci, Tangerang. Shell is the first international oil company in the retail fuel business in Indonesia after 40 years.

This international-class gas station with complete facilities is a manifestation of Shell’s commitment to provide products with proven quality, accurate quantity and the best service. Shell has aspirations to increase the number of gas stations in Jakarta and other parts of Indonesia.

Sustainable Performance

HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment)

We are consistent with our commitment to contribute to sustainable development, Shell companies have a systematic approach to health, safety, security, and environmental management to achieve continuous performance improvement. To that end, Shell companies manage these issues like any other critical business activity, setting targets for improvement, and measuring, assessing, and reporting performance. HSSE activities include training on safe driving for all Shell Indonesia employees and salespeople as well as conducting regular health risk assessments.

HR Development

Shell and Human Resources Development

Human Resources at Shell are our most important asset and Shell invests everything in it to provide continuous learning programs to build and enhance professional, technical, and management skills in all areas. The Learning and Development Program is an integral part of the Human Resources Development Strategy and each individual at Shell will work closely with their supervisor to determine the skills and behaviors needed and determine how to build on them. Shell believes that the Learning and Development Program will assist individuals in achieving personal and career development, creating a high-performance work culture, and encouraging personal development in line with the company's direction and strategy.

Shell and Society

Through various social investment programs, PT Shell Indonesia is committed to sustainable development in the areas and communities where our business activities are located. These social activities are driven by a commitment to sustainable development and the belief that our long-term success will depend on our ability to strike the right balance between economic growth, environmental stewardship, and equitable social development.

Our main social investment program is Shell LiveWIRE which aims to motivate young people between the ages of 18-32 to be interested in entrepreneurship and consider it as a career option. This program will encourage awareness and provide knowledge, guidance, and advice to young people on tips for starting their own business with the support and guidance of experienced business practitioners. Other social investment programs include education, health, community development, environment, and sustainable energy programs.

Konsumen Bisnis

Konsumen Bisnis

Kami memasok bahan bakar transportasi, pemanasan dan industri untuk perusahaan dan distributor industri di seluruh dunia termasuk transportasi, pertambangan, manufaktur, pembangkit listrik dan energi rumah tangga.

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Shells 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 the Upstream business, our focus is on exploring new natural gas and liquefied gas reserves as well as developing major new projects. Here, our technology and knowledge add value to resource owners.

In the Integrated Gas business, our focus is on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and converting gas to liquid (GTL) so that it can be safely stored and shipped to markets around the world.

In the Downstream business, our focus is on converting crude oil into a wide variety of refined products, which are transported and marketed worldwide for domestic, industrial, and transportation use. In addition, we also manufacture and sell petrochemicals for industrial use worldwide. Shell's oil sand mining activities in North America are also part of the Downstream organization.

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

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