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Geology and Total Petroleum Systems of the Gulf of Guinea Province of West Africa

By Michael E. Brownfield and Ronald R. Charpentier

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessed the potential for undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources in the Gulf of Guinea Province, west-central Africa, as part of its World Petroleum Assessment 2000. The USGS estimated a mean of 1,004 million barrels of conventional undiscovered oil, 10,071 billion cubic feet of gas, and 282 million barrels of natural gas liquids. Most of the hydrocarbon potential is postulated to be in the offshore, deeper waters of the province.

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Posted July 2006

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