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Open-File Report 2015–1112

Geology and Assessment of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources of Northeastern Mexico

By U.S. Geological Survey Mexico Assessment Team

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The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, quantitatively assessed the potential for unconventional oil and gas resources within the onshore portions of the Tampico-Misantla Basin, Burgos Basin, and Sabinas Basin provinces of northeastern Mexico. Unconventional resources of the Veracruz Basin were not quantitatively assessed because of a current lack of required geological information. Unconventional resources include shale gas, shale oil, tight gas, tight oil, and coalbed gas. Undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources were assessed in Mexico in 2012.

First posted June 24, 2015

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U.S. Geological Survey Mexico Assessment Team, 2014, Geology and Assessment of unconventional resources of northeastern Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1112, 1 sheet,

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)

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