Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas, 2018

Fact Sheet 2018-3073
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous mean resources of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and 281 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Wolfcamp shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin in the Permian Basin Province, southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

Suggested Citation

Gaswirth, S.B., French, K.L., Pitman, J.K., Marra, K.R., Mercier, T.J., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Schenk, C.J., Tennyson, M.E., Woodall, C.A., Brownfield, M.E., Finn, T.M., and Le, P.A., 2018, Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3073, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183073.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Assessment Units
  • 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 Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas, 2018
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3073
DOI 10.3133/fs20183073
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: 4 p.; Data release
Country United States
State New Mexico, Texas
Other Geospatial Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N) N