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Shell Upstream in South Africa

With any great opportunity comes great responsibility. Our global experience with exploration and production of oil and gas means that we are qualified to do the job right.

The Karoo Basin

Shell has applied for rights to explore for natural gas in the Karoo. If natural gas is found in sufficient quantities, it could provide South Africa with a stable natural gas supply for power generation.

The Orange Basin

Shell has been awarded an exploration right in the Orange Basin Deep Water area, off the country’s west coast.

Environmental Studies

Shell has asked independent consultants to undertake studies to identify potential environmental, social and health impacts associated with the planned exploration programmes in South Africa.

Unlocking Trapped Natural gas

Technology is helping us to unlock major sources of natural gas trapped in dense rock, dramatically altering the energy landscape.