Geology and assessment of the undiscovered, technically recoverable petroleum resources of Armenia, 2013

Data Series 69- PP



The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessed the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources of Armenia in 2013. A Paleozoic and a Cenozoic total petroleum system (TPS) were identified within the country of Armenia. The postulated petroleum system elements are uncertain, resulting in low geologic probabilities for significant oil an gas resources. Two assessment units (AU) were delineated in each TPS—a Paleozoic-Sourced Conventional Reservoirs AU and a Permian Shale Gas AU in the Paleozoic Composite TPS and a Paleogene-Sourced Conventional Reservoirs AU and a Cenozoic Coalbed Gas AU in the Cenozoic Composite TPS. The TPS elements are largely uncertain and risked, and so only the Paleogene-Sourced Conventional Reservoirs AU was quantitatively assessed because the geologic probability is more than the threshold of 10 percent (that is, the probability of at least one conventional oil or gas accumulation of 5 million barrels of oil equivalent or greater based on postulated petroleum-system elements). The USGS estimated fully risked mean volumes of about 1 million barrels of oil (MMBO), about 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas (BCFG), and less than 1 million barrels of natural gas liquids (MMBNGL).

Suggested Citation

Klett, T.R., 2016, Geology and assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable petroleum resources of Armenia, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 69–PP, 21 p.,

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Tectonostratigraphic Development
  • Structure
  • Petroleum Occurrence
  • Total Petroleum Systems and Geologic Models
  • Assessment Units
  • Resource Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and assessment of the undiscovered, technically recoverable petroleum resources of Armenia, 2013
Series title Data Series
Series number 69
Chapter PP
DOI 10.3133/ds69PP
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: vi, 21 p.; Figure
Country Armenia
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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