Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas in the Arctic

  title={Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas in the Arctic},
  author={Donald L. Gautier and Kenneth J. Bird and Ronald R. Charpentier and Arthur C. Grantz and David W. Houseknecht and Timothy R. Klett and Thomas E. Moore and Janet K. Pitman and Christopher J. Schenk and John H. Schuenemeyer and Kai S{\o}rensen and Marilyn E. Tennyson and Zenon C. Valin and Craig J. Wandrey},
  pages={1175 - 1179}
Arctic Energy Reserves The Arctic consists of approximately equal fractions of terrain above sea level, continental shelves with depths less than 500 meters, and deep ocean basins that have been mostly covered in ice. While the deep ocean regions probably have limited petroleum reserves, the shelf areas are likely to contain abundant ones. Based on the limited amount of exploration data available, Gautier et al. (p. 1175) have constructed a probabilistic, geology-based estimate of how much oil… 

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    • San Antonio, TX,
    • 2008

    Wandrey 2 References and Notes

      Procedures for aggregation used in the Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal

      • U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report

      Geological Survey world petroleum assessment 2000: Description and results

      • USGS Digital Data Series DDS60
      • 2000

      Database for assessment of assessment unit-scale analogs (exclusive of the United States),

      • U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1404,
      • 2008

      Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (north of the Arctic Circle) assessment units GIS data

      • 2009

      Materials and methods are available as supporting material on Science Online