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Fact Sheet 2012–3025

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of Bonaparte Basin, Browse Basin, Northwest Shelf, and Gippsland Basin Provinces, Australia, 2011

By Richard M. Pollastro, Michael E. Brownfield, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy A. Cook, Timothy R. Klett, Mark A. Kirschbaum, Janet K. Pitman, and Christopher J. Schenk

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 4.7 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 227 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas in three major offshore petroleum basins of northwest Australia and in the Gippsland Basin of southeast Australia.

First posted March 15, 2012

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Suggested citation:

Pollastro, R.M., Brownfield, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T.A., Klett, T.R., Kirschbaum, M.A., Pitman, J.K., and Schenk, C.J., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of Bonaparte Basin, Browse Basin, Northwest Shelf, and Gippsland Basin Provinces, Australia, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3025, 2 p.



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