Will Royal Dutch Shell’s Newest Type Of Drill Ship Inspire These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Royal Dutch Shell PLC. (NYSE:RDSA) now boasts a new type of drill ship that can help extract oil from hitherto inaccessible ocean depths. The Noble Bully 1 weighs in over 30,000 tons, is as long as two football fields, and can sink a 21.5-inch drill bit accurately to a target area within four square feet located many thousands of feet below the water surface. According to Shell, the Noble Bully 1 can drill over 40,000 feet below the sea floor. The technology behind the ship enables faster and safer drilling of wells at a much lower cost than before. Shell co-owns the Noble Bully 1 with Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE).

Will Royal Dutch Shell PLC.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 3,206 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $68.95 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Royal Dutch Shell PLC. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Fulton Bank N.A. held 3,206 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $221,054. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

FMR LLC. held 28,072,004 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,948,477,900. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

Capital Research Global Investors held 23,580,700 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,636,736,473. This brought the portfolio total to 0.76%.

Franklin Resources Inc. held 12,825,603 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $890,225,151. This brought the portfolio total to 0.58%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 12,375,292 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $858,969,063. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25%.

Capital World Investors held 12,191,700 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $846,225,942. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Dodge & Cox held 12,168,448 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $844,612,020. This brought the portfolio total to 1.1%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP. held 9,453,913 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $656,196,136. This brought the portfolio total to 0.24%.

Sarofim Fayez held 6,923,373 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $480,551,345. This brought the portfolio total to 1.86%.

Allianz Asset Management AG held 6,348,224 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $440,630,251. This brought the portfolio total to 0.48%.

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