Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, August 13, 2015
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3050
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered mean volumes of 14 million barrels of conventional oil, 430 billion cubic feet of conventional gas, 34,028 billion cubic feet of continuous gas, and a mean total of 391 barrels of natural gas liquids...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Outside Publication: Energy and Fuels
Mineralogical and geochemical information on reservoir and source rocks is necessary to assess and produce from petroleum systems. The standard methods in the petroleum industry for obtaining these properties are bulk measurements on homogenized, generally crushed, and pulverized rock samples and can take from hours to days to perform.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Oil Shale, Type: Outside Publication
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1138
Located approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, the Susitna Basin is a complex sedimentary basin whose tectonic history has been poorly understood. Recent interpretation of two-dimensional seismic reflection data integrated with well, aeromagnetic, and gravity data provides new insights into the structural and stratigraphic nature of the basin.
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Seismic Data, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, August 03, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1091
This is the seventh report produced by the USGS for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) to detail annual activities conducted by the USGS for addressing specific management needs identified by WLCI partners.
Categories: All, Regional Studies, Southwestern Wyoming (WLCI), Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, July 16, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1117
The quantities of water and hydraulic fracturing proppant required for producing petroleum (oil, gas, and natural gas liquids) from continuous accumulations, and the quantities of water extracted during petroleum production, can be quantitatively assessed using a probabilistic approach.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: USGS Publication
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Categories: All, Coal, Organic Petrology, Type: Outside Publication
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
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