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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gas hydrate in nature

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3080
Gas hydrate is a naturally occurring, ice-like substance that forms when water and gas combine under high pressure and at moderate temperatures. Methane is the most common gas present in gas hydrate, although other gases may also be included in hydrate structures, particularly in...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey's Gas Hydrates Project

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3079
The Gas Hydrates Project at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) focuses on the study of methane hydrates in natural environments. The project is a collaboration between the USGS Energy Resources and the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Programs and works closely with other...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2017 Updates of the National Produced Waters Geochemical Database and Map Viewer

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The USGS has released v2.3 of the National Produced Waters Geochemical Database and Map Viewer. This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Produced Waters Geochemical Database, which contains geochemical and other information for 114,943 produced water and other deep formation water samples of the United States, is an updated version of the 2002...


Monday, January 08, 2018

Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the West Greenland-East Canada Province, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-J
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources of the West Greenland-East Canada Province as part of the USGS Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal program. The province lies in the offshore area between...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Transgressive-regressive cycles in the metalliferous, oil shale-bearing Heath Formation (Upper Mississippian), central Montana

Outside Publication: Stratigraphy
The Upper Mississippian Heath Formation, which accumulated in the Big Snowy Trough of central Montana, has been known for three decades to contain mudrocks highly enriched in Zn, V, Mo, Ni and other metals, and source rocks for oil. The unit has more recently been...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Nanoscale geochemical and geomechanical characterization of organic matter in shale

Outside Publication: Nature Communications
Solid organic matter (OM) plays an essential role in the generation, migration, storage, and production of hydrocarbons from economically important shale rock formations. Electron microscopy images have documented spatial heterogeneity in the porosity of OM at nanoscale...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-D
The Hope Basin, an independent petroleum province that lies mostly offshore in the southern Chukchi Sea north of the Chukotka and Seward Peninsulas and south of Wrangel Island, the Herald Arch, and the Lisburne Peninsula...

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