Unconventional resources have revolutionised the global energy industry. PETRONAS is accelerating development and building capabilities in shale oil/gas, tight reservoirs, oil sands and other unconventional hydrocarbons, which are recognised to have massive resource potential.

Together with the right partners and technologies, we monetise these resources to deliver energy where it matters.

Unconventional at a glance:


Canada – Shale Gas

·        22.3 Tcf proven resources with contingent resources of up to 52 Tcf

·        Current production up to 662 mmscfd (gross)


Find out more about our operations at Progress Energy, Alberta, Canada.

Australia – Coal Bed Methane (CBM)

·        Integrated CBM to LNG project

·        Current production close to 900 mmscfd (gross)

·        Achieved first cargo in Oct 2015


Argentina – Sh​ale Oil

·        Exploration phase with encouraging results​​​​​​