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Assessment of undiscovered oil resources in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, Williston Basin Province, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, 2013

We estimated mean undiscovered volumes of 7.4 billion barrels of oil, 6.7 trillion cubic feet of associated/dissolved natural gas, and 0.53 billion barrels of natural gas liquids in this area using a geology-based assessment methodology.

by Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Marra, Kristen R.; Cook, Troy A.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Gautier, Donald L.; Higley, Debra K.; Klett, Timothy R.; Lewan, Michael D.; Lillis, Paul G.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; and Whidden, Katherine J.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3013
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Related topics:
Economic geology, Natural resource assessment, Oil resources, Petroleum, Mineral deposit areas
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Butte, Campbell, Carter, Corson, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Dewey, Edmunds, Fallon, Garfield, Haakon, Harding, Hughes, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, McCone, McPherson, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Stanley, Sully, Valley, Walworth, Wibaux, Ziebach, North Dakota
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