Assessment of undiscovered gas hydrate resources in the North Slope of Alaska, 2018

Fact Sheet 2019-3037
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of about 54 trillion cubic feet of gas resources within gas hydrates in the North Slope of Alaska.

Suggested Citation

Collett, T.S., Lewis, K.A., Zyrianova, M.V., Haines, S.S., Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Brownfield, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Pitman, J.K., Tennyson, M.E., Woodall, C.A., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2019, Assessment of undiscovered gas hydrate resources in the North Slope of Alaska, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3037, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193037.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Geological Framework and Definition of Assessment Units
  • Undiscovered Gas Hydrate Resources Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of undiscovered gas hydrate resources in the North Slope of Alaska, 2018
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3037
DOI 10.3133/fs20193037
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program, Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: 4 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial North Slope
Online Only (Y/N) N