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Fact Sheet 2014–3033

National and Global Petroleum Assessment

Assessment of Potential Unconventional Lacustrine Shale-Oil and Shale-Gas Resources, Phitsanulok Basin, Thailand, 2014

By Christopher J. Schenk, Ronald R. Charpentier, Timothy R. Klett, Tracey J. Mercier, Marilyn E. Tennyson, Janet K. Pitman, and Michael E. Brownfield

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed potential technically recoverable mean resources of 53 million barrels of shale oil and 320 billion cubic feet of shale gas in the Phitsanulok Basin, onshore Thailand.

First posted April 21, 2014

Revised May 15, 2014

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:

Schenk, C.J., Charpentier, R.R., Klett, T.R., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., Pitman, J.K., and Brownfield, M.E., 2014, Assessment of potential unconventional lacustrine shale-oil and shale-gas resources, Phitsanulok Basin, Thailand, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3033, 2 p.,

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)



Geologic Definition of Assessment Units

Geologic Model for Assessment

Unconventional Resource Summary


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