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Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Maracaibo Basin Province of Venezuela and Colombia, 2016

Fact Sheet 2017-3011

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173011

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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean continuous resources of 656 million barrels of oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Maracaibo Basin Province, Venezuela and Colombia.

Suggested Citation

Schenk, C.J., Tennyson, M.E., Mercier, T.J., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Pitman, J.K., Brownfield, M.E., Hawkins, S.J., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Finn, T.M., and Klett, T.R., 2017, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Maracaibo Basin Province of Venezuela and Colombia, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3011, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173011.

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 continuous oil and gas resources of the Maracaibo Basin Province of Venezuela and Colombia, 2016
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2017-3011
DOI:
10.3133/fs20173011
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.
Country:
Columbia, Venezuela
State:
Maracaibo Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N):
N