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Fact Sheet 2011–3034

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the West African Coastal Province, West Africa

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The West African Coastal Province along the west African coastline recently was assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable 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 3.2 billion barrels of oil, 23.63 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 721 million barrels of natural gas liquids.

First posted March 24, 2011

For additional information contact:

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

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Suggested citation:

Brownfield, M.E., 2011, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the West African Coastal Province, West Africa: U.S. Geological Survey, Fact Sheet 2011–3034, 2 p.



Resource Summary

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West African Coastal Province Assessment Team

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