Assessment of Paleozoic shale gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2015

Fact Sheet 2015-3053
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean of 23.9 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas resources in Paleozoic formations in the Sichuan Basin of China.

Suggested Citation

Potter, C.J., Schenk, C.J., Charpentier, R.R., Gaswirth, S.B., Klett, T.R., Leathers, H.M., Brownfield, M.E., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., and Pitman, J.K., 2015, Assessment of Paleozoic shale gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3053, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153053.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Geologic Models for Assessment
  • Resource Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of Paleozoic shale gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2015
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3053
DOI 10.3133/fs20153053
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country China
Other Geospatial Sichuan Basin
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N