Global energy giant Shell to double its headcount at its IT centre in Bangalore as the oil major looks to in source more work. The Bangalore centre is emerging as a strategic hub for the firm, while the company will hire 1000 people in the year 2017. Bangalore centre is providing upstream and downstream services and support functions. The centre delivers advanced oil and gas field studies and technical services. Shell centre will work at the intersection of projects, technology and innovation. Shell also has a business operations centre in Chennai, over 2,000 employees provide accounting and customer services expertise to support Shell companies worldwide.