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Article Thumbnail Image The reserve growth of fields has been a topic for ongoing discussion for over half a century and will continue to be studied well into the future. This is due to the expected size of the volumetric contribution of reserve growth to the future supply of oil and natural gas. Understanding past methods...
Saturday, June 01, 2013  Type: Publication

Article Thumbnail Image Using a probabilistic geology-based methodology, a team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists recently assessed the remaining recoverable oil in 10 oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin in southern California. The results of the assessment suggest that between 3.2 and 5.6 billion barrels...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012  Type: Publication

Article Thumbnail Image The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources that have the potential to be added to reserves from reserve growth in 70 discovered oil and gas accumulations of the United States, excluding Federal offshore areas.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012  Type: Press Release & Publication

Article Thumbnail Image The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources resulting from reserve growth for discovered fields outside the United States that have reported in-place oil and gas volumes of 500 million barrels of oil equivalent or greater. The mean...
Monday, June 18, 2012  Type: Press Release & Publication

Article Thumbnail Image Reserve growth is defined as the estimated increases in quantities of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids that have the potential to be added to remaining reserves in discovered accumulations through extension, revision, improved recovery efficiency, and additions of new pools or...
Thursday, November 17, 2011  Type: Publication

Article Thumbnail Image Reserve growth (growth-to-known) is the addition of oil and gas quantities to reported proved or proved-plus-probable reserves in discovered fields. The amount of reserve growth fluctuates through time with prevailing economic and technological conditions. Most reserve additions are the result of in...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010  Type: Publication

Overview

Cover of USGS B2172, 'Geologic, Engineering, and Assessment Studies of Reserve Growth'
Geologic, Engineering, and Assessment
Studies of Reserve Growth,
USGS Bulletin Series

The Energy Resources Program has completed numerous oil and gas resource assessments and continues research on the contribution and significance of reserve (field) growth. Field growth is the increase in total proved reserves of an existing field through time. This increase is based upon geological and engineering data with reasonable certainty to be recoverable with existing economic and operating conditions. Field growth occurs in almost all petroleum provinces of the world and is considered the most important source for additional reserves in the United States. Identified resources exceeding the proved reserves are added to existing fields by a variety of methods including: field extension, field revision, improved recovery efficiency, improved reservoir characterization, and the addition of new pools or reservoirs

 

Tim Klett
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