Shell Residential Area, Port Harcourt

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Shell Residential Area
Coordinates: 4°51′6″N 7°2′50″E / 4.85167°N 7.04722°E / 4.85167; 7.04722Coordinates: 4°51′6″N 7°2′50″E / 4.85167°N 7.04722°E / 4.85167; 7.04722
Country  Nigeria
State Rivers State
LGA Obio-Akpor
Neighborhood of Port Harcourt
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
ZIP code 500211

Shell Residential Area, also commonly called Shell RA or just RA,[1] is a well-planned and affluent neighborhood of Port Harcourt city in Rivers State. It is predominantly residential, and is mainly occupied by Shell's local and expatriate staff dependants.


Shell Residential Area is located at 4°51′6″N 7°2′50″E / 4.85167°N 7.04722°E / 4.85167; 7.04722 (4.851779, 7.047472) and its postal area zip code is 500211.[2] Its boundaries are East West Road to the north, Rumuokwurushi Road to the east, Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway to the south, and Eliozu/Okporo Road to the west.[3] The road distance between Port Harcourt's Elelenwo neighborhood and Shell RA is approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.0 miles).[3]


  • Rumukoroshe School - Located at the old Shell Club site. The school provides good quality education for the children (aged 3–12) of expatriate Shell staff. It is operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company and has attained International Primary Curriculum (IPC) accreditation at Mastering level.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

  • Rumuokwurusi Golf Club - Formed in 1965. The golf club, as of 2010, had just over 100 members. Its 9-hole course layout holds a Standard Scratch Score of 64 (men) and 66 (women).[5]
  • The Shell Club - Previously known as Shell Senior Staff Club. It first operated under a thatched roof joint from mid 1957 — early 1958. By mid 1960, the club had moved into a new space which would become its permanent building. Shell Club is known to offer facilities for fitness, such as gym, swimming pools, and courts for racket sports. There are also a number of bars and restaurants serving at the complex.[6]


  1. ^ Anaba, Innocent (2010-04-21). "Counsel clarifies judgment against Shell". Vanguard. Nigeria. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Port Harcourt Town Area Zip Codes". Nigeria ZIP Codes. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Shell Residential Area (Port Harcourt)". Wikimapia. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Nigeria for your family?". Expatriate Support Network. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  5. ^ "About Us". The Rumuokwurusi Golf Cub (RGC). Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  6. ^ "About Shell Club Port Harcourt". The Shell Club Port Harcourt. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 

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