Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Press Release & Publication
The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage detailed in a new USGS study accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Environmental Effects, Type: Press Release, Type: Outside Publication
Friday, June 26, 2015
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Outside Publication: Seismological Research Letters
Sequestration of CO2 into subsurface reservoirs can play an important role in limiting future emission of CO2 into the atmosphere (e.g., Benson and Cole, 2008). For geologic sequestration to become a viable option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, large‐volume injection of supercritical CO2 into deep sedimentary formations is required...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, June 04, 2015
A geologic model was developed for the assessment of potential Mesozoic tight-gas resources in the deep, central part of upper Cook Inlet Basin, south-central Alaska. The basic premise of the geologic model is that organic-bearing marine shales of the Middle Jurassic Tuxedni Group achieved adequate thermal maturity for oil and gas generation in the central part of the basin largely due to several kilometers of Paleogene and Neogene burial.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Outside Publication: Mineralogy and Petrology
The Panarea Volcanic Group (PVG) is a group of emergent islands rising from the truncated cone of an underwater edifice in the eastern sector of the Aeolian Island Arc in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy. Selected lava units from the main island of Panarea and some of the nearby islets were analysed for their major and trace element compositions to the dataset available in the literature. Major mineral phases were identified as...
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, May 28, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1071
The objective of this report is to provide basic technical information regarding the CO2-EOR process, which is at the core of the assessment methodology, to estimate the technically recoverable oil within the fields of the identified sedimentary basins of the United States. Emphasis is on CO2-EOR because this is...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
USGS Publication: Data Series 817
The wind turbine dataset was updated as follows: It now includes new turbines listed in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Obstacle Repository System (ORS) Digital Obstacle File (DOF) through March 2, 2014. This is 171 new turbines and over 1000 updated ORS numbers...
Categories: All, Other Energy, Wind, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
USGS Publication: DDS 69-T
In 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas potential of the U.S. portion of the Michigan Basin. For this assessment, the Michigan Basin includes most of the State of Michigan, as well as parts of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The assessment was based on the geologic elements of each of the six total petroleum systems defined in the basin, including...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
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