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Fact Sheet 2012–3039

World Petroleum Resources Project

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

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Four geologic provinces along the east coast of Africa recently were 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 27.6 billion barrels of oil, 441.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 13.77 billion 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., Pollastro, R.M., and Tennyson, M.E., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of four East Africa Geologic Provinces: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3039, 4 p.

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