China Shale Gas Reserves Scattered Almost All Over the Country, According to Kuick Research

06 Feb 2013 • by Natalie Aster

China’s shale gas reserves are spread over almost all of the country. The exploration of shale gas in China is still in its infancy. Exploration of shale gas is picking speed with companies; Shell has recently announced that the exploratory results in the Sichuan basin are satisfying.

According to the report “China Shale Gas Industry Analysis” by Kuick Research, China’s enormous shale gas resource has been mainly found in the Sichuan or South China and Tarim basins, but a lot is also scattered all over the region. The commercial viability of these reserves is a major concern. Nonetheless, they will be explored at a later stage to determine the amount of hydrocarbons present. For convenience, the reserves can be divided into four regions, North China, South China, Northwestern and Northeastern China. In these four regions, shale deposits have been found in eight basins viz. Songliao basin, Bohaiwan bay, NorthChina, Sichuan or the South China basin, Ordos basin, Tuha Basin, Zhungaer basin and Tarim Basin. Out of these, North China, Sichuan (South China) and Tarim basins are Marine Deposits and the rest five are Continental Deposits.

Report Details:

China Shale Gas Industry Analysis
Published: February, 2013
Pages: 64
Price: US$ 800.00

The type of shale occurrence in these regions varies greatly, from the age of shale to the quality of the gas. Shale in these basins has been developed over different periods of time and from different geologic time periods which are Paleozoic, Cenozoic, Mesozoic and Simian.

More information can be found in the report “China Shale Gas Industry Analysis” by Kuick Research.

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