South Sulige is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore China and is operated by PetroChina. The field is located in block South Sulige.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China National Petroleum and TotalEnergies.

Production from South Sulige

The South Sulige unconventional gas field recovered 34.99% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2021. The peak production was approximately 337 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2049. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 198.58 Mmboe, comprised of 1,191.45 bcf of natural gas reserves. South Sulige unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.17% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.

About PetroChina

PetroChina Co Ltd (PetroChina), a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, is an oil and gas company. It explores for and develops and produces crude oil and natural gas; refines crude oil and petroleum products; and produces and sells basic and derivative chemical products and others. The company also carries out the production and marketing of primary petrochemical products. It also markets and trades refined products; and transmit natural gas, crude oil and refined products through pipelines. The company’s exploration basins include Erdos, Tarim, Sichuan, Daqing, Changqing, Liaohe, Xinjiang and Bohai Bay. The company has operational presence in China, Kazakhstan, Venezuela and Indonesia. PetroChina is headquartered in Beijing City, Beijing, China.


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