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Today, wells can be drilled horizontally as well as vertically, beginning kilometers from the oil and gas they are intended to reach. Extended reach technology allows ExxonMobil to develop long-reach wells that can extend horizontally for kilometers in the subsurface. By using this technology, previously inaccessible resources can be accessed, often in complex and challenging environments such as the Arctic. Extended reach technology also reduces our environmental footprint.


ExxonMobil has a strong record in the development of extended reach technology and has a suite of patented technologies that position us as the industry leader.

Environment and safety

Exxon Mobil Corporation's policy is to conduct our business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the communities in which we operate.