Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources of Upper Cretaceous Shales in the Songliao Basin of China, 2017

Fact Sheet 2018-3014
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources of 3.3 billion barrels of oil and 887 billion cubic feet of gas in shale reservoirs of the Upper Cretaceous Qingshankou and Nenjiang Formations in the Songliao Basin of northeastern China.

Suggested Citation

Potter, C.J., Schenk, C.J., Pitman, J.K., Klett, T.R., Tennyson, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Finn, T.M., Brownfield, M.E., Mercier, T.J., Marra, K.R., and Woodall, C.A., 2018, Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources of Upper Cretaceous Shales in the Songliao Basin of China, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3014, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183014.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Geologic Background
  • Assessment Units
  • Undiscovered Resources Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources of Upper Cretaceous Shales in the Songliao Basin of China, 2017
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3014
DOI 10.3133/fs20183014
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country China
Other Geospatial Songliao Basin
Online Only (Y/N) N