Assessment of Mesozoic Tight-Oil and Tight-Gas Resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018

Fact Sheet 2019-3010
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 1.2 billion barrels of tight oil and 29.1 trillion cubic feet of tight gas in Mesozoic formations in the Sichuan Basin of China.

Suggested Citation

Potter, C.J., Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Woodall, C.A., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Drake, R.M., II, Brownfield, M.E., and Pitman, J.K., 2019, Assessment of Mesozoic tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3010, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193010.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

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

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of Mesozoic tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3010
DOI 10.3133/fs20193010
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country China
Other Geospatial Sichuan basin
Online Only (Y/N) N