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USGS World Petroleum Assessment 2000: New Conventional Provinces

January 1, 2000

The USGS has completed a new assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas resources of the world. One hundred and five geologic provinces were analyzed for assessment. Assessment units (AU) that comprise Total Petroleum Systems (TPS) were identified and described for each of these provinces. The AU served as the basis for assessing undiscovered petroleum within these provinces, 157 TPS and 270 AU were assessed. Some of data included in the assessment include the cumulative percent of world known petroleum volume by ranked oil and gas provinces; undiscovered NGL; reserve growth of the worlds largest oil and gas fields; and world potential reserve growth for oil/gas/NGL.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title USGS World Petroleum Assessment 2000: New Conventional Provinces
Authors Thomas S. Ahlbrandt, T. R. Klett
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70022218
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse

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