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Shell Re-launches Houston Technology Center

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Royal Dutch Shell's Houston technology center was re-launched Wednesday, the firm reported in a statement.

Shell said that its Shell Technology Center Houston has undergone extensive modernization and expansion to become one of the "largest industrial technology centers in the world".

The new center is the largest of Shell's three technology hubs (the firm has technology centers at Rijsiwjk, the Netherlands and at Bangalore, India). With more than one million square feet of laboratory and office space, it is home to more than 2,000 of Shell's scientists and engineers – including six of Shell's Chief Scientists who the firm describes as "international-recognized thought leaders in a range of disciplines".

The Houston center is also the global base for a number of specific technology areas across upstream and downstream.

Shell Director of Projects & Technology Matthias Bichsel commented in the company statement:

"Shell has spent over a billion dollars a year on researching and developing new technologies – more than any of our peers. This investment in innovation and a consistent commitment to collaboration are essential to spark new ideas and develop solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. They are the keys to delivering much needed energy for a rapidly growing global population and ensuring improved living standards for millions of people now and in the future."

The news is just the latest to bolster Houston's reputation as a major technology hub for the oil and gas industry. In December, BP announced that it had begun building the world's biggest commercial reseach computer at its Westlake Campus in Houston.

 



A former engineer, Jon is an award-winning editor who has covered the technology, engineering and energy sectors since the mid-1990s. Email Jon at jmainwaring@rigzone.com

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