Exploration & Production

Sichuan produces 3 bcm of shale gas in 2017

Sichuan province in southwest China produced 3.02 billion cubic metres of shale gas in 2017.
By Staff reporter 4 January 2018 0 28962

Sichuan province in southwest China produced 3.02 billion cubic metres of shale gas in 2017, the Sichuan Daily newspaper reported on Thursday.

The volume exceeded planned production by 200 million cubic metres (MMcm) and accounted for about one-third of national shale output, which implies China produced around 9 bcm of shale gas last year.

PetroChina’s Southwest Oil & Gas Field subsidiary produced 2.47 bcm of shale gas at the Changning-Weiyuan national shale gas demonstration zone, which had a total of 163 shale gas wells, 158 production...