Resource Assessment - Alaska OCS Region

2016 Alaska OCS Assessment

2016-Resource-Assessment




2016 Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources: Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region





2006 Alaska Federal Offshore Assessment

2006 Assessment, Undiscovered Resources, Alaska Federal Offshore  




2006 Assessment, Undiscovered Resources, Alaska Federal Offshore





2000 Alaska Federal Offshore Assessment Update 1995 Alaska Federal Offshore Assessment

1995 Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources, Alaska Federal Offshore

Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources, Alaska Federal Offshore, as of January 1995

This 531-page monograph with 5 folded plates provides the fundamental data that support the most recent oil and gas assessment of offshore Alaska. The report contains descriptions of computer models, geologic data for offshore basins, and economic models. Assessment results are also reported and compared with past assessments. Individual chapters describe the petroleum geology of the Chukchi shelf, Beaufort shelf, Hope basin, Navarin basin, North Aleutian basin, St. George basin, Norton basin, St. Matthew-Hall basin, Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska shelf, and Shumagin-Kodiak shelf assessment provinces.


The 1995 assessment results identify areas of high potential for undiscovered oil and gas that are in turn used to guide development of OCS leasing strategies. The monograph shows that the highest near term economic potential occurs in the Beaufort shelf and Cook Inlet assessment provinces. Chukchi shelf has favorable geologic potential, but its economic potential is constrained by severe capital costs exploration and development.

An executive summary of the results of the 1995 assessment was previously published as OCS Report MMS 96-0033, Endowments of Undiscovered Conventionally Recoverable and Economically Recoverable Oil and Gas in the Alaska Federal Offshore.

Geologic Summary Reports for the Alaska OCS Region

MMS 89-0097 – Geologic Report for the Shumagin Planning Area

OCS Report MMS 89-0097

MMS 87-0046 – Geologic Report for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area

OCS Report MMS 87-0046

MMS 87-0030 – Geologic Report for the St. George Planning Area

OCS Report MMS 87-0030

MMS 86-0033 – Geologic Report for the Norton Basin Planning Area

OCS Report MMS 86-0033

MMS 85-0045 – Geologic Report for the Navarin Basin Planning Area

OCS Report MMS 85-0045

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