Energy Resources Program Home
Energy Newsroom

Energy News and Current Publications

Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.

 
 

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Assessment of undiscovered gas resources of the Thrace Basin, Turkey, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3001
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 787 billion cubic feet of conventional gas and 1,630 billion cubic feet of unconventional gas in the Thrace Basin, Turkey.


Monday, February 01, 2016

Geochemistry of formation waters from the Wolfcamp and “Cline” shales: Insights into brine origin, reservoir connectivity, and fluid flow in the Permian Basin, USA

Outside Publication: Chemical Geology

Despite being one of the most important oil producing provinces in the United States, information on basinal hydrogeology and fluid flow in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico is lacking. The source and geochemistry of brines from the basin were investigated (Ordovician- to Guadalupian-age reservoirs) by combining...


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Volatile-organic molecular characterization of shale-oil produced water from the Permian Basin

Outside Publication: Chemosphere
Growth in unconventional oil and gas has spurred concerns on environmental impact and interest in beneficial uses of produced water (PW), especially in arid regions such as the Permian Basin, the largest U.S. tight-oil producer. To evaluate environmental impact, treatment, and reuse potential, there is a need to characterize the compositional variability of PW.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Assessment of unconventional tight-gas resources of the Magallanes Basin Province, Chile, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3085
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed a technically recoverable mean resource of 8.3 trillion cubic feet of unconventional tight gas in the Zona Glauconitica of the Magallanes Basin Province, Chile.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Assessment of undiscovered continuous gas resources of the Ordos Basin Province, China, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3087
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean resources of 28 trillion cubic feet of tight gas and 5.6 trillion cubic feet of coalbed gas in upper Paleozoic rocks in the Ordos Basin Province, China.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

U.S. Geological Survey assessment of reserve growth outside of the United States

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5091
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of potential additions to oil and gas reserves for the United States by reserve growth in discovered accumulations. These volumes were derived by using a new methodology developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and reviewed by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Committee on Resource Evaluation.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey coal quality (COALQUAL) database version 3.0

USGS Publication: Data Series 975

Since the mid-1970s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has maintained a coal quality database of national scope named USCHEM, which currently contains data for over 13,000 samples. A subset of the USCHEM database called COALQUAL Version 1.3 was initially published in 1994 and was followed by Version 2.0 in 1997...


Monday, December 21, 2015

Rapid analysis of kerogen hydrogen-to-carbon ratios in shale and mudrocks by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Outside Publication: Energy & Fuels
Evaluation of organic matter quality in petroleum source and reservoir rocks is vital for economic, drilling, and production decisions. However, current methods for assessing kerogen quality in shales and mudrocks are either time-intensive and undesirable from a health, safety, and waste-disposal standpoint or indirect measurements of the factors of greatest interest and utility


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Assessment of undiscovered shale gas and shale oil resources in the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province, north-central Texas

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3078
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 53 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, 172 million barrels of shale oil, and 176 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Barnett Shale of the Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province of Texas.


12345678910 Last

Categories

Archive

Tags

AAPG9 Acid Mine Drainage4 Afghanistan2 Alabama2 Alaska25 Alaska North Slope10 Anadarko Basin4 Appalachian Basin27 Arctic10 Arizona3 Arkoma Basin3 Assessments115 Bakken4 Bangladesh1 Barnett Shale2 Bighorn Basin2 Biofuels1 Biology2 Bitumen1 Breccia Pipe1 California4 CCPs1 China3 Coal56 Coal Fires3 Coal Quality25 Coal Reserves7 Coal Resources16 Coalbed Gas5 Coalbed Methane18 Coastal Erosion1 Colorado26 Colorado Plateau13 Continuous Gas27 Continuous Oil24 Conventional45 Cook Inlet4 Core Samples3 Crude Oil1 Devonian shale3 Eagle Ford1 East Coast Mesozoic Basins1 Economics14 Environment Aspects25 Environmental Health39 Erosion2 Fischer Assay4 Florida1 Gas Hydrates18 geochemistry47 Geologic Carbon Sequestration40 Geologic Maps2 Geology20 Geophysics13 Geostatistics5 Geothermal4 Gillette Coal Field1 GIS10 Greater Green River Basin15 green river5 Gulf Coast Basins13 Gulf of Mexico19 Human Health13 Hydraulic Fracturing9 Illinois4 India5 Indonesia1 In-Place7 International44 Kansas4 Kentucky8 Laboratories12 Louisiana8 Marcellus Shale10 Maryland2 Mercury13 Methodology40 Michigan1 Microbial Methane2 Montana12 National Oil & Gas Assessment54 natural gas1 Navajo1 New Mexico6 Niobrara1 North Dakota1 NPRA4 Ohio5 Oil and Gas113 Oil and Gas Maps4 Oil Shale23 Oklahoma4 Organic Petrology6 Outer Continental Shelf1 Peat1 Pennsylvania9 Permian Basin5 Petroleum3 Phosphorus1 Photomicrographs1 Piceance Basin14 Powder River Basin17 Produced Waters26 Puerto Rico2 Renewable Energy1 Reserve Growth8 Russia6 San Joaquin Basin2 Seismic6 Selenium7 Sequestration15 Shale Gas35 Shale Oil21 Solar1 South Dakota2 Southwestern Wyoming (WLCI)8 stratigraphy8 Sumatra1 Tennessee3 Texas11 thermal maturation7 Tight-Gas1 Uinta Basin5 Unconventional Oil17 Underpressure1 Uranium12 USA84 Utah10 Utica Shale3 Virginia7 West Virginia7 Wind Impacts4 Woodford Play3 World Coal Quality Inventory18 World Petroleum Assessment39 Wyoming35

 

Page Last Modified: Wednesday, December 03, 2014