Assessment of Continuous Oil and Gas Resources in Jurassic Shales of the Eastern Arabian Peninsula, 2019

Fact Sheet 2019-3071
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Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 5.6 billion barrels of oil and 109.1 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Jurassic Hanifa-Tuwaiq Total Petroleum System of the Arabian Peninsula.

Suggested Citation

Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Brownfield, M.E., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Drake, R.M., II, and Kinney, S.A., 2019, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in Jurassic shales of the eastern Arabian Peninsula, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3071, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Total Petroleum System and Assessment Units
  • Geologic Model for Assessment
  • Undiscovered Resources Summary
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in Jurassic Shales of the eastern Arabian Peninsula, 2019
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3071
DOI 10.3133/fs20193071
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Omen, Kuwait, Qatar
Online Only (Y/N) N
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