China News Service, Beijing, February 25 (Reporter Pang Wuji) Yu Haifeng, Director of the Department of Geological Exploration Management of the Ministry of Natural Resources of China, said in Beijing on the 25th that since the implementation of the prospecting breakthrough strategy in 2011, China’s oil and gas The resources were 10.1 billion tons and 6.85 trillion cubic meters, accounting for 25% and 45% of the total ascertained since the founding of New China.
On the same day, the Ministry of Natural Resources held a press conference on "Achievements of Ten Years of Prospecting Breakthrough Strategic Action".
Yu Haifeng pointed out here that in the past 10 years, with the continuous increase in mining consumption, China's main mineral resources have generally increased.
In the meantime, China discovered 1.7 billion-ton large oil fields such as Mahu and Qingcheng, and 21 large gas fields of 100 billion cubic meters such as Anyue and Sulige.
Great progress has been made in shale gas exploration and development. The annual output of the Southern Sichuan Gas Field reached 11.7 billion cubic meters, and the annual output of Fuling Gas Field reached 6.7 billion cubic meters. The Qinshui 100 billion cubic meter coalbed methane field was discovered.
In addition, China has newly discovered many sandstone-type uranium deposits in the past 10 years; Guizhou Tongren added 700 million tons of manganese resources; Tibet Duolong added 18.37 million tons of copper resources, becoming China’s first 10-million-ton copper mine; Jiangxi Zhuxi and Dahutang have added 3.63 million tons and 840,000 tons of tungsten resources respectively, becoming the top two large tungsten deposits in the world.
It is worth noting that the focus of China's mineral resources exploration and development has shifted to the west and expanded to the sea.
Yu Haifeng pointed out that the newly-added proven geological reserves and output of Western Petroleum accounted for 62% and 34% of the national total, respectively, and natural gas accounted for 85% and 84%. Among them, the cumulative proven geological reserves of Ordos accounted for nearly 7 billion tons of oil and over 5 billion tons of natural gas. Trillion cubic meters.
One billion-ton oil field and four 100-billion cubic meter gas fields have been discovered in the sea. In 2020, the oil and gas production in the sea will account for about a quarter of the national output.
Of the 32 newly formed non-oil and gas mineral resource bases nationwide, 25 are located in the west, accounting for 78% of the country's total.
The new resources of copper mines in the west accounted for 70% of the country, and the new resources of lead-zinc mines in the west accounted for 83% of the country. The breakthrough in prospecting in the western region provided resource foundation and industrial support for poverty alleviation and economic development in the western region.
In an interview with the media on the same day, Yu Haifeng said that China is in the late stage of industrialization and urbanization and still needs a lot of infrastructure. In the next 15 years, the demand for bulk mineral resources will continue to be at a high level. A series of domestic prospecting results It will form support and guarantee. In the next step, China will implement the "Strategic Mineral Prospecting Action (2021-2035)", highlighting the shortage of strategic minerals will become the focus. (Finish)