onshore oil and gas against a red sky

Onshore Oil and Gas

Onshore Oil and gas are a large part of the UK’s energy mix, providing us with fuel for transport, heating and electricity.

We can extract these resources both onshore, as shown in the animated video below demonstrating how onshore oil and gas works, and offshore.

How It Works: Onshore Oil and Gas
Video duration: 1 minute 40 seconds.
onshore oil and gas infographic
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As the global demand for oil and gas grows, extraction could move to more challenging and potentially riskier sites.

From reaching deeper offshore reservoirs to working with oil sands and shale rock (hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”), engineers are developing new techniques to extract oil and gas while working to reduce the impact on the environment and ensure safety.

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