Assessment of Shale-Oil Resources of the Sirte Basin Province, Libya, 2019

Fact Sheet 2019-3028
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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 23.7 billion barrels of shale oil and 23 trillion cubic feet of associated gas in the onshore part of the Sirte Basin Province of Libya.

Suggested Citation

Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Le, P.A., Pitman, J.K., Drake, R.M., II, Brownfield, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., and Finn, T.M., 2019, Assessment of shale-oil resources of the Sirte Basin Province, Libya, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3028, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Total Petroleum Systems and Assessment Units
  • Undiscovered Resources Summary
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of shale-oil resources of the Sirte Basin Province, Libya, 2019
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3028
DOI 10.3133/fs20193028
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program
Description 2 p.
Country Lilbya
Other Geospatial Sirte Basin
Online Only (Y/N) N
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