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U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2017

Open-File Report 2017-1117

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https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171117

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Abstract

In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin (Permian Basin Province) in southwestern Texas (Marra and others, 2017). The Spraberry Formation was assessed using both the standard continuous (unconventional) and conventional methodologies established by the USGS for three assessment units (AUs): (1) Lower Spraberry Continuous Oil Trend AU, (2) Middle Spraberry Continuous Oil Trend AU, and (3) Northern Spraberry Conventional Oil AU. The revised assessment resulted in total estimated mean resources of 4,245 million barrels of oil, 3,112 billion cubic feet of gas, and 311 million barrels of natural gas liquids. The purpose of this report is to provide supplemental documentation of the input parameters used in the USGS 2017 Spraberry Formation assessment.

Suggested Citation

Marra, K.R., 2017, U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1117, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171117.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Summary Input-Data Forms for Assessment
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2017
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2017-1117
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20171117
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
iii, 46 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
Other Geospatial:
Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y