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Improved USGS methodology for assessing continuous petroleum resources

Data Series 547

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Abstract

This report presents an improved methodology for estimating volumes of continuous (unconventional) oil and gas resources within the United States and around the world. The methodology is based on previously developed U.S. Geological Survey methodologies that rely on well-scale production data. Improvements were made primarily to how the uncertainty about estimated ultimate recoveries is incorporated in the estimates. This is particularly important when assessing areas with sparse or no production data, because the new methodology allows better use of analog data from areas with significant discovery histories.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Improved USGS methodology for assessing continuous petroleum resources
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
547
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
iii, 22 p.; Downloads Directory
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y