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Fact Sheet 2012–3147

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of North Africa, 2012

By Christopher J. Schenk, Timothy R. Klett, Katherine J. Whidden, Mark A. Kirschbaum, Ronald R. Charpentier, Troy A. Cook, Michael E. Brownfield, and Janet K. Pitman

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 19 billion barrels of technically recoverable undiscovered conventional oil and 370 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered conventional natural gas resources in 8 geologic provinces of North Africa.

First posted February 21, 2013

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Director, Central Energy Resources Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
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Denver Federal Center
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Schenk, C.J., Klett, T.R., Whidden, K.J., Kirschbaum, M.A., Charpentier, R.R., Cook, T.A., Brownfield, M.E., and Pitman, J.K., 2013, Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of North Africa, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3147, 4 p.



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