|U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1359|
by Emil D. Attanasi
This report updates the economic analysis of the U. S. Geological Survey's 1998 petroleum assessment (Bird, 1999) of the combined lands consisting of the Federal 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Native Lands inside the boundary of the 1002 Area, and the lands underlying the adjacent Alaska state waters. The update includes newer field development practices based on horizontal development wells and satellite/cluster field development, as well as, an update of the 1996 base costs to a new base year of 2003. The 1998 U. S. Geological Survey's assessment of undiscovered oil resources (in-place and technically recoverable) remains the geologic basis for the economic analysis.
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Open-File Report 2005-1359 [666-KB PDF].
For scientific questions or comments concerning this report, contact Emil D. Attanasi.
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