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Fact Sheet 2012–3108

Reserve-Growth Assessment Project

Assessment of Potential Additions to Conventional Oil and Gas Resources in Discovered Fields of the United States from Reserve Growth, 2012

By U.S. Geological Survey Reserve Growth Assessment Team

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The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources that have the potential to be added to reserves from reserve growth in 70 discovered oil and gas accumulations of the United States, excluding Federal offshore areas. The mean estimated volumes are 32 billion barrels of crude oil, 291 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 10 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.

First posted August 14, 2012

For additional information contact:
Director, Central Energy Resources Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, MS-939
Denver, CO 80225-0046
http://energy.usgs.gov/

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U.S. Geological Survey Reserve Growth Assessment Team, 2012, Assessment of potential additions to conventional oil and gas resources in discovered fields of the United States from reserve growth, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3108, 4 p.



Contents

Introduction

Methodology

Assessment Results

Reference Cited


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