Shell Oman unveils new motor oil

Shell Helix Ultra SN PLUS 0W-20 is a fully synthetic motor oil created to provide superior wear and corrosion protection, while also protecting vital engine parts and horsepower from the extreme stress and high temperature attacks experienced in high performance engines to provide long-lasting engine performance.

It is designed to better protect modern turbocharged engines from Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI), which can cause damages to vehicle engines like ‘super knock’, broken spark plugs, cracked pistons and engine failure.

Mahmoud Al Abri, Commercial Lubes Manager at Shell Oman said: “The new product is compliant with the new American Petroleum Institute (API) SN PLUS standard. This standard was developed in response to car manufacturers’ requests for motor oils that protect modern turbocharged engines from LSPI. it is Shell’s most advanced engine protection to date for modern turbocharged engines.”

He added: “Car manufacturers continue to innovate engines that not only offer increased fuel economy, but also comply with global emissions regulations. The solution so far has been turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engines, but with the increase in LSPI related issues, the industry is turning to motor oils to help mitigate this problem. Thanks to our advanced Shell PurePlus Technology, we have been able to develop the Shell Helix Ultra SN PLUS 0W-20, a fully synthetic product that is perfectly designed to better protect modern turbocharged engines.”

The new product has been developed with Shell PurePlus Technology, which converts natural gas into a virtually pure base oil. This base oil is used by Shell Oman’s Lubes Blending Plant in Mina Al Fahal to produce Shell Helix Ultra SN PLUS 0W-20 that is made in Oman for local and international markets.