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Title: Remaining Gas Frontiers In The Tower 48 Onshore
Author: Kenneth H. Crandall
Source: American Gas Association 1976
Year Published: 1976
Abstract: In our intensified, almost frantic, search for new supplies of natural gas in this country, many have tended to focus their attention almost exclusively on what seem to be the less explored and environmentally hostile areas such as the offshore and Alaska. This is quite understandable since it is there that large virgin structures are easily found. These often contain thick marine sediments and generally have favorable source and reservoir strata. Furthermore, offshore seismic exploration is comparatively inexpensive and, most importantly. usually of high quality thus lowering exploration risk factors. The onshore U.S. gas potential, however, should not be ignored. The Potential Gas Committees estimates gave, as of December 1972, a total probable, possible and speculative undiscovered gas resource for the Lower 48 onshore of 550 trillion cubic feet compared with 596 trillion for Alaska and offshore.