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Fact Sheet 2012–3107

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Central Burma Basin and the Irrawaddy–Andaman and Indo-Burman Geologic Provinces, Myanmar

By Craig J. Wandrey, Christopher J. Schenk, Timothy R. Klett, Michael E. Brownfield, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy A. Cook, Richard M. Pollastro, and Marilyn E. Tennyson

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The Irrawaddy‒Andaman and Indo-Burman Geologic Provinces were recently 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 2.3 billion barrels of oil, 79.6 trillion cubic feet of gas, and 2.1 billion barrels of natrual gas liquids.

First posted August 21, 2012

For additional information contact:
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:

Wandrey, C.J., Schenk, C.J., Klett, T.R., Brownfield, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T.A., Pollastro, R.M., and Tennyson, M.E., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Central Burma Basin and the Irrawaddy–Andaman and Indo-Burman Geologic Provinces, Myanmar: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3107, 2 p.



Central Burma Basin Assessment Unit

Irrawaddy–Andaman Assessment Unit

Cenozoic Assessment Unit

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