Big Energy - A Texas Tale of People Powering Progress
The birthplace of Texas is now an energy hub, powering progress globally. Explore its rise and impact through the lens of the people, the city, and a company that call it home, and discover your role in making the future.
Since the establishment of Shell in Deer Park in 1929, the company and the city have grown up together and have forged a special bond that continues to this day. Through the years, the people of Deer Park powered progress locally by building a strong community and creating an environment for commerce to thrive on a global scale. We are proud of our Texan heritage and proud to tell our story in collaboration with the community and the San Jacinto Museum of History.
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Big Energy Curriculum
Developed by the National Energy Education Development Project this curriculum is created to further engage students in the responsible and sustainable development of energy.
Petrochem Works Career Quiz
Find the petrochemical jobs that fit your interests by using your interests, skills and education to find your match.
Plan your visit to the San Jacinto Museum
Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.
Special thanks to these entities and families for sharing their stories to show how a community grows over time.
Meet the People of Shell Deer Park
Around the World, and Back
Richard Philbrick, Emergency Response Supervisor, recounts his career from hometown to global village
How May sees Deer Park
May Shek, Economics and Scheduling Manager for Chemicals, started her career at Shell Deer Park and just celebrated her 16th year. This is her story.