Paul Goodfellow

Executive Vice President of Wells, Shell Oil Company

Paul Goodfellow became Executive Vice President of Wells for Shell on April 2017 and serves in this global role based in Houston. Prior to his current role, Paul served as Vice President, United Kingdom and Ireland for Shell UK Limited, with notable achievements including leading transformations for business improvement and the integration of BG into UK Upstream following Shell’s acquisition of BG Group in 2016.

Since joining Shell in Holland in 1991, Paul has worked in a variety of wells-related roles and leadership roles throughout Shell. In 2000, Paul was assigned to Shell’s Exploration & Production Company as the Operations Manager for Deepwater Drilling and Completions in the US Gulf of Mexico, and in August of 2003 became Wells Manager for the Americas Region.

In 2008, Paul was named Venture Manager for North America Onshore and in September 2009 Vice President of Development, Onshore, for Shell Upstream Americas, responsible for field development planning, technical and technology functions. From January 2013 to February 2015, he served as Vice President of Unconventionals in the US and Canada for Shell Upstream Americas.

Paul is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering and a Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics from The Camborne School of Mines in the United Kingdom, starting his career in the mining industry in South Africa and Finland.  Paul serves on the board of directors of Shell Midstream Partners.

My Sessions

Powered by America’s Energy Transformation, Advanced Production Capabilities Are Changing What We Make, How It’s Made and Who Makes It

Atrium Ballroom A

Highlighting the Council’s seminal work on energy and manufacturing, the final series of C-Suite discussions will explore the future of production and the implication for the education and skills needed for American workers. A roadmap to American leadership in advanced production—insights from the Council’s decade-long focus to turbocharge U.S.energy and manufacturing competitiveness The Honorable Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, University […]