Mprehensive analysis of Shell, a major oil company, and the technology management issues it faces.

The report must be a comprehensive analysis of Shell, a major oil company, and the technology management issues it faces.

First Part of Report: Chose a large oil company (Shell) with significant upstream operations and identify a strategic technology issue, such as exploration, estimating reserves, reservoirs management, drilling, pipelines, deep sea operations, shipping. Describe the upstream business from a strategic technology perspective  increase production, reduce costs, environmental, safety. Describe Shell s upstream operations  size, location, production, partnerships. Describe the leaders, laggards, industry structure, trade organizations, etc. Describe Shell s strategic position. What is its technology strategy? Explain how the strategy could be improved and what might drive the change.

Second Part of Report: Propose a specific new technology strategy for your Shell. Explain how your new solution address the issues identified in the first part of the report. Describe the implementation process and tools for your Shell. Explain what must be done at all levels in the organization to effect the change. Explain how your strategy does not create other problems and exploits opportunities.

The report must reference at least 10 articles. The report should use articles that are applicable to multiple topics of Management of Technology within the upstream oil production industry. Sources should include the popular press and industry publications.