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Assessment of Mesozoic tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018

April 15, 2019

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Assessment of Mesozoic tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018
DOI 10.3133/fs20193010
Authors Christopher J. Potter, Christopher J. Schenk, Tracey J. Mercier, Marilyn E. Tennyson, Thomas M. Finn, Cheryl A. Woodall, Heidi M. Leathers-Miller, Kristen R. Marra, Phuong A. Le, Ronald M. Drake, Michael E. Brownfield, Janet K. Pitman
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2019-3010
Index ID fs20193010
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Energy Resources Science Center