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Fact Sheet 2012–3046

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of South America and the Caribbean, 2012

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

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 126 billion barrels of oil and 679 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas in 31 geologic provinces of South America and the Caribbean.

First posted June 11, 2012

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Director, Central Energy Resources Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
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., Kirschbaum, M.A., Pitman, J.K., Pollastro, R.M., and Tennyson, M.E., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of South America and the Caribbean, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3046, 4 p.



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