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U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3102

Potential for Technically Recoverable Unconventional Gas and Oil Resources in the Polish-Ukrainian Foredeep, Poland, 2012

By Donald L. Gautier, Janet K. Pitman, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy Cook, Timothy R. Klett, and Christopher J. Schenk

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Using a performance-based geological assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 1,345 billion cubic feet of potentially technically recoverable gas and 168 million barrels of technically recoverable oil and natural gas liquids in Ordovician and Silurian age shales in the Polish- Ukrainian Foredeep basin of Poland.

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Gautier, D.L., Pitman, J.K., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T., Klett, T.R., and Schenk, C.J., 2012, Potential for technically recoverable unconventional gas and oil resources in the Polish-Ukrainian Foredeep, Poland, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3102, 2 p. (Available at

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