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Future growth of known oil and gas fields

David H. Root and Richard F. Mast
Future growth of known oil and gas fields
AAPG Bulletin (March 1993) 77 (3): 479-484


Estimating the amounts of oil and gas that will be produced from known fields beyond proved reserves was an important part of the 1987 assessment of U.S. oil and gas potential. These resources, inferred reserves, are comparable in magnitude to proved reserves. Their estimation was based upon the only nationwide series of successive estimates of proved reserves of fields grouped by year of discovery. Although that data series ended in 1979, it documented a pattern of field growth that could be extrapolated for known fields. The estimated inferred reserves for the lower 48 states were 16 billion bbl of crude oil and 96 tcf of natural gas.

ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 77
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Future growth of known oil and gas fields
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Pages: 479-484
Published: 199303
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1993-004577
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 5 tables
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1993
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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