First visit to shale gas play site in Sichuan
The trip was organized by Dr Liao Yuhong (廖玉宏）. Shown here is the first shale gas well, W-H-201, in China.
A drill site in Daluo, Gong Xian.
The pool is a reservoir for water to be used in fracturing.
Longmaxi (龙马溪）is of the key strata to produce shale gas. The strta is characteristic of a specific fossil, Graptolithina (笔石).
This is a familiar view for me, a former geologist.
The unique shape of Wangbashi (王八石）serves as an clear indicator for the strata.
Our guider who is a local geologist knowing all the strata and their outcrops in the region.