Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Outside Publication: Energy and Fuels
Low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxometry has been used to provide insight into shale composition by separating relaxation responses from the various hydrogen-bearing phases present in shales in a noninvasive way.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Oil Shale, Type: Outside Publication
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
USGS Publication: FS 2015-3016
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 222 million barrels of unconventional oil; 2,092 billion cubic feet of unconventional gas; 18 million barrels of conventional oil; and 47 billion cubic feet of conventional gas resources in the Paris Basin of France.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, April 10, 2015
USGS Publication: Circular 1407
Water availability and use are closely connected with energy development and use. Water cannot be delivered to homes, businesses, and industries without energy, and most forms of energy development require large amounts of water. The United States faces two significant and sometimes competing challenges...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, April 09, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012-1024-K
Chapter K - The U.S. Geological Survey has completed an assessment of the potential geologic carbon dioxide storage resource in the onshore areas of the United States. To provide geological context and input data sources for the resources numbers, framework documents are being prepared for all areas that were investigated as part of the national assessment...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, April 06, 2015
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3015
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources of 282 million barrels of conventional oil, 576 billion cubic feet of conventional gas, 1.3 billion barrels of continuous oil, and 4.6 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the Baltic Depression Province.
Outside Publication: AAPG Bulletin
The Upper Devonian Three Forks and Upper Devonian to Lower Mississippian Bakken Formations comprise a major United States continuous oil resource. Current exploitation of oil is from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of the Middle Member of the Bakken and upper Three Forks, with ongoing exploration of the lower Three Forks, and the Upper, Lower, and Pronghorn Members of the Bakken Formation.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: Outside Publication
Outside Publication: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Carbon dioxide (CO2) retention is the fraction of the injected volume trapped in the subsurface as a result of enhanced oil recovery (EOR). CO2 retention is determined by multiple factors acting generally in combinations varying according to the geology of the reservoir and the implementation of the recovery...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: Outside Publication
Friday, April 03, 2015
USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5021
Following the geologic basin-scale assessment of technically accessible carbon dioxide storage resources in onshore areas and State waters of the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that an area of about 130 million acres (or about 200,000 square miles) of Federal lands overlies these storage resources. Consequently, about 18 percent of the assessed area associated with storage resources is allocated to Federal land management...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1044
The Eocene Green River Formation was deposited in two large Eocene saline lakes, Lake Uinta in the Uinta and Piceance Basins and Lake Gosiute in the Greater Green River Basin. Here we will discuss mass-movement deposits in just the Piceance Basin part of Lake Uinta.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Oil Shale, Type: USGS Publication
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