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Methodology for assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources for the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal

Professional Paper 1824-B

By:
Edited by:
T.E. Moore and D.L. Gautier
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824B

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Abstract

The methodological procedures used in the geologic assessments of the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (CARA) were based largely on the methodology developed for the 2000 U.S. Geological Survey World Petroleum Assessment. The main variables were probability distributions for numbers and sizes of undiscovered accumulations with an associated risk of occurrence. The CARA methodology expanded on the previous methodology in providing additional tools and procedures more applicable to the many Arctic basins that have little or no exploration history. Most importantly, geologic analogs from a database constructed for this study were used in many of the assessments to constrain numbers and sizes of undiscovered oil and gas accumulations.

Suggested Citation

Charpentier, R.R., 2017, Methodology for assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources for the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal, chap. B of Moore, T.L., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 7 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824B.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Information Resources
  • Work Flow
  • Aids for Quantification of Input
  • Input Forms
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Aggregation
  • References Cited
  • Appendixes

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Methodology for assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources for the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1824
Chapter:
B
DOI:
10.3133/pp1824B
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
Report: vii, 7 p.; Appendixes 1-3
Other Geospatial:
Arctic Circle
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y