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Petroleum systems of the Malay Basin Province, Malaysia

January 1, 1994

The offshore Malay Basin province is a Tertiary oil and gas province composed of a complex of half grabens that were filled by lacustrine shales and continental clastics.These deposits were overlain by clastics of a large delta system that covered the basin.Delta progradation was interupted by transgressions of the South China Sea to the southeast, which finally flooded the basin to form the Gulf of Thailand.Oil and gas from the Oligocene to Miocene lacustrine shales and Miocene deltaic coals is trapped primarily in anticlines formed by inversion of the half grabens during the late Miocene.Hydrocarbon reserves that have been discovered amount to 12 billion barrels of oil equivalent.The U.S. Geological Survey assessment of the estimated quantities of conventional oil, gas and condensate that have the potential to be added to reserves by the year 2025 for this province is 6.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) (U. S. Geological Survey World Energy Assessment Team, 2000).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2002
Title Petroleum systems of the Malay Basin Province, Malaysia
DOI 10.3133/ofr9950T
Authors Michele G. Bishop
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 99-50
Index ID ofr9950T
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization