Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) is part of Shell’s E&P Europe organisation, which has extensive experience in operating sub sea developments and has safely operated major onshore and offshore gas fields in Europe since the 1960’s.
The history of Shell in Ireland dates back almost a hundred years when the company set up its first headquarters in Ireland at Alexandra Road, Dublin. At the same time, Shell built the country's first bulk terminal at Foynes, Co. Limerick, while their Belfast office was opened in 1922. Since 1997, their operations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been integrated on an all island of Ireland basis.
The exploration and production business and, specifically, the development of the Corrib natural gas project, is a key part of Shell’s operations in Ireland. Shell's other businesses in Ireland – aviation fuel, bitumen and chemicals - also continue to operate. Shell operate from their offices in Corrib House, 52 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
Statoil is an integrated oil and gas company with substantial international activities. Statoil owns 36.5% of the Corrib Gas venture.
Vermilion Energy Trust is a Canadian-based international oil and gas producer . Vermillion has assets in Western Canada, Australia, France and the Netherlands. Vermillion owns 18.5% of the Corrib Gas venture.