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Published on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
USGS National and Global Oil and Gas Assessment Project-Gulf Coast Mesozoic Provinces
The Bossier and Haynesville Formations of the onshore and State waters portion of the U.S. Gulf Coast contain estimated means of 4.0 billion barrels of oil, 304.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to updated assessments by the U.S. Geological Survey. These estimates, the largest continuous natural gas assessment USGS has yet conducted, include petroleum in both conventional and continuous accumulations, and consist of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources.
USGS News Release (4/13/2017)
USGS Fact Sheet 2017–3015
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Bossier Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016
USGS Fact Sheet 2017-3016
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Haynesville Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016
National Oil and Gas Assessment & Global Petroleum Assessment
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
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