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Shell worker in front of equipment in Alaska

The oil and natural gas locked beneath the seas in offshore Alaska has the potential to help meet increased global energy demand into the future. 

Shell in Alaska

We believe the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf has significant untapped potential and will play an increasingly important role in meeting the energy challenge in the future.

We have a long history in Alaska, dating back to 1918. Shell was one of the most prominent explorers in all of the frontier basins of Alaska, as well as being an operator and major producer in Cook Inlet. We are responsible for safely drilling many of the wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in the 1980s.

Shell has extensive arctic experience through operations in areas such as Canada, Russia and Norway. Learn more about Shell’s other work and projects in the Arctic.

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