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Shell is currently in full operation in the Tioga County area. We are also exploring the potential for natural gas development in Western Pennsylvania, specifically Lawrence and Butler Counties. To provide an overview of our operations, please see the stages below that occur after a well pad is constructed.
The acquisition of East Resources, a Pennsylvania-based oil and gas company, on July 29, 2010, is the foundation for Shell’s new operations and growth in the Appalachian Basin. Shell’s current Marcellus Shale operations are focused in Tioga County with exploration in Lawrence and Butler Counties.
Shell upstream operations in Appalachia are headquartered in Sewickley, PA and has more than 300 employees located in Pennsylvania, with approximately 50 employees located in Tioga County. Shell owns or leases over 900,000 gross acres of Marcellus rights in the Appalachian Basin.
Shell's approach to oil and natural gas exploration, development and production is rooted in our core value and focus on personnel safety.
The safety of our employees, contractors and community members is priority number one. By getting safety right, everything else follows, such as operating in a manner that respects the environment.
We are meeting with key community leaders, government officials and other interested parties in order to build relationships, listen and learn what is on their minds.
We value open dialogue because it helps us develop this world-class resource responsibly for decades to come.
In 2012, Shell will continue to focus Marcellus shale development in Tioga County, PA while exploring other parts of the leased acreage in both Lawrence and Butler Counties.