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Fact Sheet 2009–3070

Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of Southern and Western Afghanistan, 2009

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey--Afghanistan Ministry of Mines Joint Oil and Gas Resource Assessment Team estimated mean undiscovered resource volumes of 21.55 million barrels of oil, 44.76 billion cubic feet of non-associated natural gas, and 0.91 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the western Afghanistan Tirpul Assessment Unit (AU) (80230101).

First posted August 24, 2009

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Supporting geologic studies of total petroleum systems and assessment units and reports on the methodology used in the North Afghanistan petroleum resource assessment are in progress. Assessment results are available at the USGS Central Energy Team Web site:

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Suggested citation:

Wandrey, C.J., Kosti, A.Z., Selab, A.M., Omari, M.K., Muty, S.A., Nakshband, H.G., Hosine, A., Aminulah, Wahab, A., Hamidi, A.W., Ahmadi, N., Agena, W.F., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T., and Drenth, B.J., 2009, Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of southern and western Afghanistan, 2009: U.S. Geologial Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3070, 2 p.



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U.S. Geological Survey–Afghanistan Ministry of Mines Joint Oil and Gas Resource
  Assessment Team

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