Exploration & Production

PetroChina strikes high flow rates in deep shale well

PetroChina has struck high flow rates in a deep shale gas well in Chongqing in southwestern China
By Staff reporter 14 June 2018 0 31302

PetroChina has struck high flow rates in a deep shale gas well in Chongqing in southwestern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

The Zu202-H1 well yielded 456,700 cubic metres per day late last week in flow rate tests. At 3,925 metres it is one of China’s deepest shale gas wells.

It is the first commercially viable well PetroChina has struck in Chongqing, Zhong Bing, head of shale gas exploration for PetroChina’s upstream division in southwestern China, was cited as saying.

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