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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Tunguska Basin Province, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-U

The U.S. Geological Survey has evaluated the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Tunguska Basin Province as part of the Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (CARA). The Tunguska Basin Province includes an area of approximately 904,000 km2...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lena-Anabar Basin Province, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-T
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lena-Anabar Basin Province as part of its Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal program. The province is in the Russian High Arctic and is located between the Laptev Sea...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

High microscale variability in Raman thermal maturity estimates from shale organic matter

Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal Geology
Raman spectroscopy has recently received attention as a means to estimate thermal maturity of organic matter in petroleum generating source rocks to complement more traditional approaches such as vitrinite reflectance and programmed pyrolysis. While many studies have observed positive...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Downhole log evidence for the coexistence of structure II gas hydrate and free gas below the bottom simulating reflector in the South China Sea

Outside Publication: Marine and Petroleum Geology
Stratigraphic layered pore-filling gas hydrates are identified above the bottom simulating reflector (BSR) using the well log and core data acquired at Sites W11 and W17 during the third gas hydrate drilling expedition...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Material balance approach for determining oil saturation at the start of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2018-1146
Oil producers have been using enhanced oil recovery methods, including (1) thermal recovery for heavy oil and (2) carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) for medium or light oil, to maximize oil recovery from existing reservoirs. The CO2-EOR method is widely used for recovering additional oil after waterflood, which leaves...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Input forms for 2016 water and proppant assessment of the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, Williston Basin, USA

USGS Publication: Data Release
The input form provides a record of the complete input values required for the quantitative assessment of water and proppant associated with oil and gas production for the continuous oil and gas resource in a geologically defined Assessment Unit, and the same form template is used for all such assessments...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mercury injection capillary pressure data in the U.S. Gulf Coast Tuscaloosa Group in Mississippi and Louisiana collected 2015 to 2017

USGS Publication: Data Release
This data release contains mercury injection capillary pressure (MICP), pseudo-wetting saturation, and carbon dioxide (CO2) column height data for subsurface Tuscaloosa Group samples from Mississippi and Louisiana...

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