Afghan resource assessment fed positive outlook for exploration

A research team recently estimated mean volumes of undiscovered conventional recoverable hydrocarbons in northern Afghanistan at 1.596 billion bbl of crude oil, 15.687 tcf of gas, and 562 million bbl of natural gas liquids.Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the US Geological Survey-Afghanistan Ministry of Mines & Industry Joint Oil and Gas Resource Assessment Research Team made the estimate.Most of the undiscovered crude oil is in the Afghan-Tajik basin part of northern Afghanistan, and most of the undiscovered natural gas is in the Amu Darya basin part of northern Afghanistan.IntroductionCrude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids/condensate (collectively called &ldquo...

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