Guide to Arctic Policy and Assessments

Title (max 80 characters)Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal Oil and Gas North of the Arctic Circle
Blurb (max 320 characters)USGS estimated the occurrence of undiscovered oil and gas in 33 geologic provinces thought to be prospective for petroleum.

The sum of the mean estimates for each province indicates that 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 44 billion barrels of natural gas liquids may remain to be found in the Arctic, of which approximately 84 percent is expected to occur in offshore areas.

Document type:Web page
Year Published:2008
Published by:USGS


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