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Fact Sheet 2012–3139

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Composite Total Petroleum System, Taranaki Basin Assessment Unit, New Zealand

By Craig J. Wandrey, Christopher J. Schenk, Timothy R. Klett, Michael E. Brownfield, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy A. Cook, Richard M. Pollastro, and Marilyn E. Tennyson

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The Cretaceous-Tertiary Composite Total Petroleum System coincident Taranaki Basin Assessment Unit was recently assessed for undiscovered technically recoverable oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids resources as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) World Energy Resources Project, World Oil and Gas Assessment. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS estimated mean volumes of 487 million barrels of oil, 9.8 trillion cubic feet of gas, and 408 million barrels of natural gas liquids.

First posted January 28, 2013

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U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, MS-939
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
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Suggested citation:

Wandrey, C.J., Schenk, C.J., Klett, T.R., Brownfield, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T.A., Pollastro, R.M., and Tennyson, M.E., 2013, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Composite Total Petroleum System, Taranaki Basin Assessment Unit, New Zealand: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3139, 2 p.



Contents

Introduction

The Cretaceous-Tertiary Composite Total Petroleum System and Taranaki Basin Assessment Unit

Resource Summary

References Cited


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