Shell’s Production Growth Focused in North America

Shell’s Eagle Ford Shale assets will undoubtedly be a major part of the company’s guidance to grow production by 25% by 2017-2018. 80% of Shell’s capital budget will be spent on upstream development and 60% of that will be spent in North America and Australia. The company’s largest North American development areas are in the Pinedale Field of Wyoming, Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, and the Marcellus Shale of the Northeast U.S.

Voser commented: “We have worked hard to generate a strong pipeline of investment opportunities for Shell, and we put the emphasis firmly on a competitive financial performance. Shell’s investment programmes create cashflow growth, which in turn funds our dividends. All of this is supported by efficiency gains from our continuous improvement programmes, where the opportunity set runs to billions of dollars for Shell.”

  • Net capital investment will be some $30 billion in 2012, with over ~80% Upstream, of which 60% will be in North America and Australia. We continue to mature further development opportunities, with Final Investment Decision on 17 new projects in 2010-11. In 2011, the company has built new positions including Iraq gas, Asia Pacific LNG, liquids-rich shales, and new exploration acreage in 10 countries. This portfolio growth supports our increased investment program and updated growth outlook.

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