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Fact Sheet 2010–3006

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of Four West Africa Geologic Provinces

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Four geologic provinces located along the northwest and west-central coast of Africa recently were assessed for undiscovered oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids resources as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) World Oil and Gas Assessment. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS estimated mean volumes of 71.7 billion barrels of oil, 187.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 10.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.

First posted February 2, 2010

For additional information contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
Central Energy Resources Team
Box 25046, MS-939
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046

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Suggested citation:

Brownfield, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T.A., Klett, T.R., Pitman, J.K., Pollastro, R.M., Schenk, C.J., and Tennyson, M.E., 2010, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of four west Africa geologic provinces: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3006, 2 p.

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