Sinopec Finishes 1st Phase of Weirong Shale Gas Field
Chinese state-run Sinopec has completed the first phase of the Weirong shale gas field in Sichuan province, it said in a January 6 statement. The work on the project started last year.
The reserves at the Weirong shale gas field were assessed at 124.7bn m3. At present, the field is producing 3.5mn m3/day, Sinopec said.
The Weirong shale gas field will be built in two phases. The field has a production capacity of 1bn m3/year in the first phase which will rise to 3bn m3/yr when the second phase comes online, the company said.
Weirong is the second shale gas development project undertaken by Sinopec in Sichuan province. The company operates the Fuling shale gas field that became operational in 2014. The Fuling field produced 6.7bn m3 of gas last year, up 6% year/year, Sinopec said on January 5.