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
Explore the infographic below outlining the processes involved in extracting onshore oil and gas.
THE FUTURE OF OIL & GAS EXTRACTION
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.