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Fuling - assessing China's first commercial shale gas project

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18 August 2014

Fuling - assessing China's first commercial shale gas project

Report summary

The Jiaoshiba play within Sinopec Corp's Fuling block in the eastern Sichuan basin is set to become China's first commercial shale project.  The firm has fast-tracked Fuling, investing heavily to quicken the pace of development.  However, Sinopec faces commercial challenges which will impact near-term profitability while major questions remain concerning the repeatability of Fuling across China's shale reserves.  

Table of contents

    • Fuling leads the way in Sichuan
    • Challenges impact near-term economics
      • Well cost remains high
      • Sinopec aims for higher gas price
    • Key risks to high case
    • What next for shale gas in China?

Tables and charts

This report includes 7 images and tables including:

  • Shale gas licences in and around Sichuan basin
  • Fuling type curve
  • Fuling gross production profile
  • Development drilling plans and well cost
  • Fuling wellhead gas price
  • Cumulative cash flow
  • Economic assumptions and results

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