Assessment of Continuous Oil and Gas Resources in Lower Silurian Shales of the Arabian Peninsula, 2019

Fact Sheet 2019-3070
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 4.6 billion barrels of oil and 561 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Lower Silurian Shale Total Petroleum System of the Arabian Peninsula.

Suggested Citation

Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Brownfield, M.E., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Drake, R.M., II, and Kinney, S.A., 2020, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in lower Silurian shales of the Arabian Peninsula, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3070, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193070.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

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

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in Lower Silurian Shales of the Arabian Peninsula, 2019
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3070
DOI 10.3133/fs20193070
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan
Other Geospatial Arabian peninsula
Online Only (Y/N) N
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