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

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Potential oil and gas resources of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska: 1002 area
Series title:
Polar Geography
Volume
24
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Polar Geography
First page:
13
Last page:
34
Number of Pages:
22