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Fact Sheet 2012–3029

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of Papua New Guinea, Eastern Indonesia, and East Timor, 2011

By Christopher J. Schenk, Michael E. Brownfield, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy A. Cook, Timothy R. Klett, Janet K. Pitman, and Richard M. Pollastro

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 5.8 billion barrels of oil and 115 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas in five geologic provinces in the areas of Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, and East Timor.

First posted March 29, 2012

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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., Brownfield, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T.A., Klett, T.R., Pitman, J.K., and Pollastro, R.M, 2012, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, and East Timor, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3029, 2 p.



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