Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa marine shale of the U.S. Gulf Coast, 2018

Fact Sheet 2018-3043
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed mean undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous
resources of 1.5 billion barrels of oil and 4.6 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa marine shale in onshore and State waters of
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

Suggested Citation

Hackley, P.C., Enomoto, C.B., Valentine, B.J., Rouse, W.A., Lohr, C.D., Dulong, F.T., Hatcherian, J.J., Brennan, S.T., Craddock, W.H., Finn, T.M., Gaswirth, S.B., Le, P.A., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Marra, K.R., Mercier, T.J., Paxton, S.T., Whidden, K.J., Woodall, C.A., and Schenk, C.J., 2018, Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa marine shale of the U.S. Gulf Coast, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3043, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183043.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Geologic Model for Assessment
  • Undiscovered Resources Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa marine shale of the U.S. Gulf Coast, 2018
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3043
DOI 10.3133/fs20183043
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
Other Geospatial Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
Online Only (Y/N) N