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December 8, 2021

Weirong Unconventional Gas Field, China

By Carmen

Weirong is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore China and is operated by China Petroleum & Chemical. The field is located in block Weirong.

An expansion project is associated with the Weirong, namely Weirong Phase II. This project is currently in the approval stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China Petrochemical.


Production from Weirong

The Weirong unconventional gas field with peak production expected in 2023. The peak production will approximately 290 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2071.


Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 763.85 Mmboe, comprised of 4,583.07 bcf of natural gas reserves. Weirong unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.60% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.


About China Petroleum & Chemical

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), a subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation, is a vertically integrated energy and chemical company. It operates in the oil and gas exploration and production, extraction and marketing; oil refining; and production, marketing, storage and transportation of petrochemicals, chemical fibers, chemical fertilizers and other chemical products. The company also undertakes import and export agency business of crude oil, natural gas, refined oil products, petrochemicals, chemicals, and other commodities and technologies; research, development and application of technology and information. Its product portfolio includes refined oil products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel; and petrochemical products that include synthetic resin, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic rubber, synthetic fiber, chemical fertilizer and petrochemical intermediates. Sinopec is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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Methodology

Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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