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Fact Sheet 2015–3016

National and Global Petroleum Assessment Project

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Paris Basin, France, 2015

By Christopher J. Schenk, Ronald R. Charpentier, Timothy R. Klett, Marilyn E. Tennyson, Tracey J. Mercier, Phuong A. Le, Michael E. Brownfield, Janet K. Pitman, Stephanie B. Gaswirth, Kristen R. Marra, and Heidi M. Leathers

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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 222 million barrels of unconventional oil; 2,092 billion cubic feet of unconventional gas; 18 million barrels of conventional oil; and 47 billion cubic feet of conventional gas resources in the Paris Basin of France.

First posted April 13, 2015

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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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Schenk, C.J., Charpentier, R.R., Klett, T.R., Tennyson, M.E., Mercier, T.J., Le, P.A., Brownfield, M.E., Pitman, J.K., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., and Leathers, H.M., 2015, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Paris Basin, France, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3016, 2 p.,

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)



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