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Fact Sheet 2012–3117

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of Six Geologic Provinces of China, 2011

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

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of undiscovered conventional petroleum resources in six geologic provinces of China at 14.9 billion barrels of oil, 87.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.4 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids.

First posted October 31, 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:

Charpentier, R.R., Schenk, C.J., Brownfield, M.E., Cook, T.A., Klett, T.R., Pitman, J.K., and Pollastro, R.M., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of six geologic provinces of China: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3117, 4 p.

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