According to the Sunday Times Shell has lined up the investment bank Rothschild to conduct a review of its $3bn Norwegian division.
The operator has lined up the investment bank Rothschild to conduct a review of the division, which operates several large fields in the Norwegian North Sea and has smaller stakes in many others.
When Shell splashed out £35bn on BG last year, chief executive Ben van Beurden pledged to sell $30bn (£24bn) in assets to offset the price tag. Progress has been slow.
Shell’s debt has risen from $52bn at the end of last year to $86bn at the end of September.