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Annual Energy Outlook 2012

Release Date: June 25, 2012   |  Next Early Release Date: December 5, 2012  |   Report Number: DOE/EIA-0383(2012)

Issues in focus

Table 14. Unproved technically recoverable resource assumptions by basin
Basin AEO2006 (as
of 1/1/2004)
AEO2007 (as
of 1/1/2005)
AEO2008 (as
of 1/1/2006)
AEO2009 (as
of 1/1/2007)
AEO2010 (as
of 1/1/2008)
AEO2011 (as
of 1/1/2009)
AEO2012 (as
of 1/1/2010)
Shale Gas (trillion cubic feet)
Appalachian 15 15 14 51 59 441 187
Fort Worth 40 39 38 60 60 20 19
Michigan 11 11 11 10 10 21 18
San Juan 10 10 10 10 10 12 10
Illinois 3 3 3 4 4 11 11
Williston 4 4 4 4 4 7 3
Arkoma -- 42 42 49 45 54 27
Anadarko -- 3 3 7 6 3 13
TX-LA-MS Salt -- -- -- 72 72 80 66
Western Gulf -- -- -- -- 18 21 59
Columbia -- -- -- -- 51 41 12
Uinta -- -- -- -- 7 21 11
Permian -- -- -- -- -- 67 27
Greater Green River -- -- -- -- -- 18 13
Black Warrior -- -- -- -- -- 4 5
Shale gas total 83 126 125 267 347 827 482
Tight oil (billion barrels)              
Williston -- 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 5.4
San Joaquin/Los Angeles -- -- -- -- 15.4 15.4 13.7
Rocky Mountain basins -- -- -- -- 5.1 5.1 6.5
Western Gulf -- -- -- -- 5.6 5.6 5.7
Permian -- -- -- -- -- 1.6 1.6
Anadarko -- -- -- -- -- 0.2 0.3
Tight oil total -- 3.7 3.7 3.7 29.7 31.5 33.2