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Fact Sheet 2013–3113

World Petroleum Resources Project

Assessment of Potential Shale Oil and Tight Sandstone Gas Resources of the Assam, Bombay, Cauvery, and Krishna-Godavari Provinces, India, 2013

By Timothy R. Klett, Christopher J. Schenk, Craig J. Wandrey, Michael E. Brownfield, Ronald R. Charpentier, Marilyn E. Tennyson, and Donald L. Gautier

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Using a well performance-based geologic assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a technically recoverable mean volume of 62 million barrels of oil in shale oil reservoirs, and more than 3,700 billion cubic feet of gas in tight sandstone gas reservoirs in the Bombay and Krishna-Godavari Provinces of India. The term “provinces” refer to geologically defined units assessed by the USGS for the purposes of this report and carries no political or diplomatic connotation. Shale oil and tight sandstone gas reservoirs were evaluated in the Assam and Cauvery Provinces, but these reservoirs were not quantitatively assessed.

First posted April 9, 2014

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Klett, T.R., Schenk, C.J., Wandrey, C.J., Brownfield, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Tennyson, M.E., and Gautier, D.L., 2014, Assessment of potential shale oil and tight sandstone gas resources of the Assam, Bombay, Cauvery, and Krishna-Godavari Provinces, India, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3113, 4 p.,

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)



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