The world’s easy-to-access oil is becoming more scarce. To help meet rising energy demand, we are exploring in and increasing production from locations that can pose complex technical, environmental and social challenges. We also use advanced technology to extract more from existing fields. We work with partners, communities and governments to access energy resources responsibly.
Shell has been in the forefront of deep-water exploration and production for more than 40 years.
Enhanced oil recovery
It is estimated that on average only about a third of a reservoir’s oil is normally recovered.
Canada’s oil sands are one of the world’s largest potential sources of crude oil.
After years of conflict, many people in Iraq have to manage with just a few hours of electricity a day.
An open letter from Mutiu Sunmonu, Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria.
The Arctic could be essential to meeting growing demand for energy in the future.
Case study: Arctic environment
Some climate experts predict that as sea ice shrinks and permafrost melts as a result of climate change, it will increase access to Arctic resources.
Case study: Gulf of Mexico
Around 90% of the erosion of all coastal wetlands in the USA is taking place in Louisiana.
Case study: Sakhalin
Sakhalin 2 in eastern Russia is one of the world’s largest oil and gas operations.