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Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources of the Arkoma Basin Province and Geologically Related Areas

Fact Sheet 2010-3043

National Oil and Gas Assessment Project
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 38 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered natural gas, 159 million barrels of natural gas liquid (MMBNGL), and no oil in accumulations of 0.5 million barrels (MMBO) or larger in the Arkoma Basin Province and related areas. More than 97 percent of the undiscovered gas occurs in continuous accumulations-70 percent in shale gas formations, 18 percent in a basin-centered accumulation with tight sandstone reservoirs, and 9 percent in coal beds. Less than 3 percent of the natural gas occurs in conventional accumulations.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources of the Arkoma Basin Province and Geologically Related Areas
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3043
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N