Recent advances on shale oil and gas exploration and development technologies

Wei Guo, Sunhua Deng, Youhong Sun

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In the face of the complex global energy transition, the development of unconventional oil and gas resources, such as oil shale, shale oil, and shale gas, encounters challenges related to carbon neutrality, technological complexities, and costs. However, the world’s strained energy landscape and the fact that the new energy industry has yet to take shape also present rich opportunities for the development of these resources. Against this background, a conference platform was established at Jilin University for facilitating scholarly exchange and discussion on the exploration and development technologies of shale oil and gas. The 5th International Symposium on Shale Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Technologies was successfully held in Changchun from November 10 to 12, 2023. The symposium attracted over 210 experts and scholars from more than 59 institutions worldwide, representing the field of shale oil and gas exploration, development, and utilization. Participating delegates shared their accomplishments in the realm of shale oil and gas exploration and development technologies, engaging in profound discussions and fruitful exchanges on these subjects.

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Cited as: Guo, W., Deng, S., Sun, Y. Recent advances on shale oil and gas exploration and development technologies. Advances in Geo-Energy Research, 2024, 11(2): 81-87.


Oil shale, shale oil, shale gas, exploration and development

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