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Fact Sheet 2011–3100

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Potential Shale Gas and Shale Oil Resources of the Norte Basin, Uruguay, 2011

By Christopher J. Schenk, Mark A. Kirschbaum, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy Cook, Timothy R. Klett, Donald L. Gautier, Richard M. Pollastro, Jean N. Weaver, and Michael Brownfield

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Using a performance-based geological assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 13.4 trillion cubic feet of potential technically recoverable shale gas and 0.5 billion barrels of technically recoverable shale oil resources in the Norte Basin of Uruguay.

First posted September 8, 2011

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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:

Schenk, C.J., Kirschbaum, M.A., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, Troy, Klett, T.R., Gautier, D.L., Pollastro, R.M., Weaver, J.N., and Brownfield, Michael, 2011, Assessment of potential shale gas and shale oil resources of the Norte Basin, Uruguay, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, 2011–3100, 2 p.

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