Resource Assessment - Pacific OCS Region

2016 Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Assessment
2016 Assesment of POCS

Oil and Gas Resources as of January 1, 2014: OCS Report BOEM 2017-053

This report document provides concise summary of the 2016 National Assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region of the United States. 






2011 Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Assessment

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Oil and Gas Resources as of January 1, 2011: OCS Report BOEM 2014-667

This report documents the 2011 National Assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region of the United States. 

The 2011 assessment of the Pacific OCS Region was performed to develop an updated appraisal of the location and volume of undiscovered hydrocarbon resources.  This report serves as a public documentation of the results of assessment.

 

 


1999 Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Assessment

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Oil and Gas Resources as of January 1, 1999: OCS Report 2001-014

An Expanded Update to the 1995 National Assessment of United States Oil and  Gas Resources

This report provides a summary of oil and gas resources in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region of the United States as of January 1, 1999. It presents estimates of discovered resources, undiscovered resources, and total resource endowment (the aggregate volume of discovered and undiscovered resources) and discusses the geographic distribution of oil and gas in the Region.

This report expands on and updates some information presented in the Summary and Discussion of Resource Estimates section of OCS Report 97-0019 which documents the assessment of the Pacific OCS Region for the 1995 National Assessment of United States Oil and Gas Resources.

1995 Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Assessment

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Oil and Gas Resources as of January 1, 1995: OCS Report 97-0019

This report documents an assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region of the United States (i.e., the Federal offshore areas of Washington, Oregon, and California). The assessment was performed as part of a national assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in which the onshore and State offshore areas of the Nation were assessed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal offshore areas of the Nation were assessed by the Bureau in order to develop an updated appraisal of the location and volume of undiscovered resources.

The comodities that have been assessed consist of oil (including crude oil and condensate) and natural gas (including associated and nonassociated gas). Two categories of undiscovered resources have been assessed: undiscovered conventionally recoverable resources are those that can be removed from the subsurface with conventional extraction techniques; undiscovered economically recoverable resources are those undiscovered conventionally recoverable resources that can be extracted profitably under specified economic and technological conditions. Additionally, the total resource endowment consisting of the sum of discovered and undiscovered resources has been estimated.

The assessment of the Pacific OCS Region was performed by a team of geoscientists in Camarillo, California, using a large volume and variety of proprietary and nonproprietary data (including geological, geochemical, geophysical, petroleum engineering, and economic data) available as of January 1, 1995. Data and interpretations from many of the nearly 1,100 wells and 200,000 miles of seismic-reflection profiles in the Region were used for the assessment.