Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
North West and London
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Extraction Of Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas
06 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 April 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Royal Dutch Shell said on 28 April 2004 it will cut up to 2,800 jobs as it relocates its global technology division. IT operations, now concentrated in the UK, the Netherlands and the US, are to be shifted to India or Malaysia, where Shell already employs about 1,000 people in a technology support centre. The company, did not disclose where the jobs would be cut, but it employs around 1,000 people in its British IT operations in the north-west and in London. The group expects the cuts to save $850 million (£475.6 million).


  • 28 April 2004: The Guardian


Eurofound (2004), Shell, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60313, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60313.