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Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of the Barents Sea Shelf

Fact Sheet 2009-3037

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Abstract

Four geologic provinces of the Barents Sea shelf were assessed for undiscovered crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid or condensate resources as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Circum-Arctic Oil and Gas Resource Appraisal. Using a geology-based methodology, the mean undiscovered, conventional, technically recoverable petroleum resources in the Barents Sea Shelf are estimated to be more than 76 billion barrels of oil equivalent, which includes approximately 11 billion barrels of crude oil, 380 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 2 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of the Barents Sea Shelf
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3037
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
4 p.
Time Range Start:
2008-01-01
Time Range End:
2008-12-31