The South Sulige Project (China)

Total’s mastery of reservoir characterization and fracturing techniques has earned us a role in the development of China’s South Sulige field – a landmark agreement for a promising project.

Total is a partner on the South Sulige unconventional gas (UCG) development project. UCG is a strategic sector for our future growth. The landmark agreement signed in 2006 to exploit these gas resources through 2036 gives Total a foothold in a hydrocarbon province with promising potential.

  • Total’s interest: 49%
  • Partner: PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company (51%, operator)

The field in the Ordos Basin (Inner Mongolia) contains deeply-buried, low-permeability sandstone reservoirs. Given the difficulty of characterizing these structures, high-resolution 3D seismic is required for well siting, and hydraulic fracturing is needed to ensure acceptable productivity. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) teamed up with Total to capitalize on our prior experience developing tight gas deposits.

Unconventional Gas