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Tarim Basin shale gas unconventional play


Tarim Basin shale gas unconventional play

Report summary

The shales of the Tarim Basin are thought to be thick and occur over a large area, leading to a large resource potential estimate for the entire basin.  However, depth of the target shales could exceed 4,500 metres. Additionally, the basin is remote and dominated by the world’s second largest shifting sand desert, making it difficult to obtain large volumes of water for drilling and fracturing.  Developing the shales will prove to be a costly and challenging endeavour.

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  • Tarim Basin shale gas unconventional play PDF - 450.13 KB 15 Pages, 6 Tables, 6 Figures
  • Data Summary Tarim Shale.xls XLS - 85.50 KB

Description

Production from unconventional oil and gas resources has had an enormous impact on North America’s recovery from economic recession. The success there has led to a shift in the upstream oil and gas industry. Other countries are investing in the industry in the hope they will reap similar benefits for their economies.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Unconventional Play report provides a detailed analysis of geology, reserves, production and commercial issues, including cost of supply, access and fiscal terms.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use this unconventional play report to get a better understanding of critical issues with this play.

With more than 120 analysts covering 190 proven and emerging unconventional plays, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer detailed analysis on over 98% of global unconventional volumes. Our analysts produce forward-looking analysis, backed by our robust proprietary database of trusted research. Proprietary data means a superior level of analysis that is simply not available anywhere else.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Play overview
    • Opportunities
    • Risks
    • Development progress
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
    • Tarim Basin timeline
  • Geology
    • Availability of geological information
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Fiscal terms
    • Regulatory changes
    • Environmental regulation
    • Land access/permitting
  • Operations
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

In this report there are 12 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • China Shale map - deepwater marine shales are present in the Sichuan and Tarim basins
    • Tarim Basin shale map - the Cambrian horizon in the Awati and Manjiaer depressions
    • Tarim Basin shale map - the Ordovician horizon in the Awati and Manjiaer depressions
  • Timeline
  • Geology
    • Tarim Basin geological characteristics
  • Reserves and resources
    • Tarim Basin reserves and resources build-up
    • Reserves assumptions
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
    • Position of key companies
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis
    • Tarim Basin economic metrics
    • Type well annual production
    • Type well cash flow
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