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Accession Number PB2013-102089
Title Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of the Arctic Alaska Petroleum Province.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 33p
Personal Author C. P. Garrity D. W. Houseknecht K. J. Bird
Abstract The Arctic Alaska Petroleum Province encompasses all lands and adjacent continental shelf areas north of the Brooks Range-Herald arch tectonic belts and south of the northern (outboard) margin of the Alaska rift shoulder. Even though only a small part is thoroughly explored, it is one of the most prolific petroleum provinces in North America, with total known resources (cumulative production plus proved reserves) of about 28 billion barrels of oil equivalent. For assessment purposes, the province is divided into a platform assessment unit, comprising the Alaska rift shoulder and its relatively undeformed flanks, and a fold-and-thrust belt assessment unit, comprising the deformed area north of the Brooks Range and Herald arch tectonic belts. Mean estimates of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources include nearly 28 billion barrels of oil and 122 trillion cubic feet of nonassociated gas in the platform assessment unit and 2 billion barrels of oil and 59 trillion cubic feet of nonassociated gas in the fold-and-thrust belt assessment unit.
Keywords Arctic Alaska Province
Arctic Circle
Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal(CARA)
Gas resources
Natural gas
Oil resources

Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 48C - Natural Resource Surveys
48F - Geology & Geophysics
97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Scientific investigations rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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