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December 8, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 12:11pm

San Joaquin Unconventional (Royal Dutch Shell Plc) CA Unconventional Oil Field, US

By Carmen

San Joaquin Unconventional (Royal Dutch Shell Plc) CA is a producing unconventional oil field located onshore the US and is operated by Shell.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell.

Production from San Joaquin Unconventional (Royal Dutch Shell Plc) CA

The San Joaquin Unconventional (Royal Dutch Shell Plc) CA unconventional oil field recovered 49.63% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2016. The peak production was approximately 21.03 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 8 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2042.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 73.32 Mmboe, comprised of 67.92 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 32.42 bcf of natural gas reserves. San Joaquin Unconventional (Royal Dutch Shell Plc) CA unconventional oil field reserves accounts 0.09% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional oil fields globally.

About Shell

Shell plc (Shell), formerly Royal Dutch Shell Plc, is an integrated oil and gas company. The company explores for and produces oil and gas from conventional fields and sources such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. It operates refining and petrochemical complexes across the world. Shell’s product offerings include lubricants, bitumen and liquefied petroleum gas; and petrochemical products such as raw materials for plastics, coatings and detergents. The company is a major producer of biofuel in Brazil. It also has interests in various liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas to liquids (GTL) projects. The company markets its products directly and indirectly through distributors in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America and South America. Shell is headquartered in London, the UK.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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