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Fact Sheet 2011–3154

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Amu Darya Basin and Afghan–Tajik Basin Provinces, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, 2011

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources for the Amu Darya Basin and Afghan–Tajik Basin Provinces of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The mean volumes were estimated at 962 million barrels of crude oil, 52 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 582 million barrels of natural gas liquids for the Amu Darya Basin Province and at 946 million barrels of crude oil, 7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 85 million barrels of natural gas liquids for the Afghan–Tajik Basin Province.

First posted February 2, 2012

For additional information contact:
Director, USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center
Box 25046, Mail Stop 939
Denver, CO 80225
energy.cr.usgs.gov

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Suggested citation:

Klett, T.R., Schenk, C.J., Wandrey, C.J., Charpentier, R.R., Brownfield, M.E., Pitman, J.K., Pollastro, R.M., Cook, T.A., and Tennyson, M.E., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Amu Darya Basin and Afghan−Tajik Basin Provinces, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011−3154, 4 p.



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