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Assessment of shale-gas resources of the Karoo Province, South Africa and Lesotho, Africa, 2016

Fact Sheet 2016-3038

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163038

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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resource of 44.5 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the Karoo Province of South Africa and Lesotho, Africa.

Suggested Citation

Brownfield, M.E., Schenk, C.J., Klett, T.R., Pitman, J.K., Tennyson, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., Le, P.A., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Mercier, T.J., and Finn, T.M., 2016, Assessment of shale-gas resources of the Karoo Province, South Africa and Lesotho, Africa, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3038, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163038.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Total Petroleum System and Assessment Units
  • Undiscovered Resource Summary
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of shale-gas resources of the Karoo Province, South Africa and Lesotho, Africa, 2016
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2016-3038
DOI:
10.3133/fs20163038
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
2
Country:
Lesotho, South Africa
State:
Karoo Province
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N