The primary means of getting shell gas are horizontal drilling and fracking (post on this coming fairly soon).
The need for energy at a reasonable price will further drive shell natural gas drilling in the country. Looking at a map of shell gas, it is clear there is plenty of room for gas-driven economic growth in the interior of the country.
|Dark pink is areas currently being tapped while light pink are untapped basins. Yellow is potential. From the Energy Information Administration. Click to enlarge.|