Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
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.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, February 01, 2016
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...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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
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
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.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Reserve Growth, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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...
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Coal Quality, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, December 21, 2015
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
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, December 17, 2015
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.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
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