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Assessment of undiscovered natural gas resources of the Arkoma Basin province and geologically related areas

June 22, 2010

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 38 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered natural gas, 159 million barrels of natural gas liquid (MMBNGL), and no oil in accumulations of 0.5 million barrels (MMBO) or larger in the Arkoma Basin Province and related areas. More than 97 percent of the undiscovered gas occurs in continuous accumulations-70 percent in shale gas formations, 18 percent in a basin-centered accumulation with tight sandstone reservoirs, and 9 percent in coal beds. Less than 3 percent of the natural gas occurs in conventional accumulations.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title Assessment of undiscovered natural gas resources of the Arkoma Basin province and geologically related areas
DOI 10.3133/fs20103043
Authors David W. Houseknecht, James L. Coleman, Robert C. Milici, Christopher P. Garrity, William A. Rouse, Bryant R. Fulk, Stanley T. Paxton, Marvin M. Abbott, John L. Mars, Troy A. Cook, Christopher J. Schenk, Ronald R. Charpentier, Timothy R. Klett, Richard M. Pollastro, Geoffrey S. Ellis
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2010-3043
Index ID fs20103043
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center