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Conventional natural gas resource potential, Alaska North Slope

Open-File Report 2004-1440

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Abstract

An estimate of total natural gas resource potential of northern Alaska can be obtained by summing known gas reserves in oil and gas fields (35 TCF), mean estimates of undiscovered nonassociated (61 TCF) and associated (12 TCF) gas resources in NPRA, and mean estimates of undiscovered nonassociated (4 TCF) and associated (5 TCF) gas resources in the 1002 area of ANWR; this yields a total of 117 TCF. When estimates of undiscovered gas resources for non-Federal lands are released in 2005, that total will increase by a non-trivial amount. Thus, the conventional natural gas resource potential of onshore and State offshore areas totals well over 100 TCF. The inclusion of the MMS mean estimate (96 TCF) for undiscovered gas resources in the Beaufort and Chukchi planning areas of the Federal offshore extends that total above 200 TCF.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Conventional natural gas resource potential, Alaska North Slope
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2004-1440
Edition:
Version 1.0, online only
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
6 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y