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Onshore Tight or Shale Gas & Oil
The Life of an Onshore Well: Finding and Producing Tight or Shale Gas & Oil
See the full life cycle of a tight or shale gas or oil well. We walk through planning and building a pad, exploring for oil and gas, developing a location and producing oil or gas. You'll see how we drill and frack a tight oil or gas well, and what a producing pad typically looks like once drilling is complete.
Over the last decade, we have expanded our North American onshore natural gas portfolio, using advances in proven technology to tap rich resources of previously inaccessible "tight" gas, including gas locked in shale formations. The Shell portfolio includes about 3.5 million acres of mineral rights with the potential to yield 40 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the energy equivalent of nearly 7 billion barrels of oil.