Assessment of conventional oil resources of the East African Rift Province, East Africa, 2016

Fact Sheet 2017-3006
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean conventional resources of 13.4 billion barrels of oil and 4.6 trillion cubic feet of gas in the East African Rift Province of east Africa.

Suggested Citation

Brownfield, M.E., Schenk, C.J., Klett, T.R., Mercier, T.J., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., Finn, T.M., Le, P.A., and Leathers-Miller, H.M., 2017, Assessment of conventional oil resources of the East African Rift Province, East Africa, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3006, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173006.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Total Petroleum System and Assessment Units
  • Undiscovered Resources Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of conventional oil resources of the East African Rift Province, East Africa, 2016
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3006
DOI 10.3133/fs20173006
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Other Geospatial East African Rift Province
Online Only (Y/N) N