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Fact Sheet 2012–3030

World Petroleum Resources Project

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

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The South Africa Coastal Province along the South Africa coast 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 2.13 billion barrels of oil, 35.96 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1,115 million barrels of natural gas liquids.

First posted April 10, 2012

For additional information contact:
USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center
Denver Federal Center, MS 939
P.O. Box 25046
Denver, CO 80225

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Suggested citation:

Brownfield, M.E., Schenk, C.J., Charpentier, R.R., Klett, T.R., Cook, T.A., and Pollastro, R.M., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the South Africa Coastal Province, Africa: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3030, 2 p.

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