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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1237

In cooperation with the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveysand Division of Oil and Gas

U.S. Geological Survey 2011 Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Cook Inlet Region, South-Central Alaska

By Richard G. Stanley, Brenda S. Pierce, and David W. Houseknecht

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed an assessment of the volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in conventional and continuous accumulations in Cook Inlet. The assessment used a geology-based methodology and results from new scientific research by the USGS and the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and Division of Oil and Gas (DOG). In the Cook Inlet region, the USGS estimates mean undiscovered volumes of nearly 600 million barrels of oil, about 19 trillion cubic feet of gas, and about 46 million barrels of natural gas liquids.

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Stanley, R.G., Pierce, B.S., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2011, U.S. Geological Survey 2011 assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Cook Inlet region, south-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1237, 37 p., available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1237/.



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