Cover: The Discovery of Significant Oil and Gas Fields in the United States

The Discovery of Significant Oil and Gas Fields in the United States


Published 1981

by Richard Nehring, E. Reginald Van Driest


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A supplementary volume to R-2654/1 presenting statistical details behind the descriptions and analyses of that report. The six appendixes include (1) the significant oil and gas fields database; (2) cumulative and current (1975) production data for crude oil and natural gas by field size class for each state or statistical area and region; (3) the number of significant oil and gas field discoveries in the United States by field size class over five-year periods by region and type of field; (4) data on the amounts of crude oil and natural gas discovered in the United States by five-year periods up to and including 1975; (5) data on exploratory drilling by region in the United States from 1936 to 1975; and (6) the authors' estimates of future significant discoveries in the lower 48 states by field size and region.

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