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Potential oil and gas resources of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska: 1002 area

January 1, 2000

A geologist with extensive experience in the study of northern Alaska's petroleum resources provides an overview of the first comprehensive reassessment of the petroleum potential of section 1002 of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge since the original study of 1987. The paper surveys the region's geology, and provides a description of the methods employed and assessment results. The current resource is compared with that estimated in the original study, and is considerably larger, given the availability of new geologic and geophysical data, improved seismic processing and interpretation capabilities, and changes in the economics of North Slope oil development.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Potential oil and gas resources of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska: 1002 area
DOI
Authors K. J. Bird
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Polar Geography
Series Number
Index ID 70022204
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization