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Monday, May 15, 2017

Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2017

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3029
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean resources of 4.2 billion barrels of oil and 3.1 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Geogenic organic contaminants in the low-rank coal-bearing Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer of East Texas, USA

Outside Publication: Hydrogeology Journal
The organic composition of groundwater along the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer in East Texas (USA), sampled from rural wells in May and September 2015, was examined as part of a larger study of the potential health and environmental effects of organic compounds derived from low-rank coals...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bossier and Haynesville Formations

U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016

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USGS Estimates 304 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in the Bossier and Haynesville Formations of the U.S. Gulf Coast


Thursday, April 06, 2017

Assessment of Permian Tight Oil and Gas Resources in the Junggar Basin of China, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3021
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 764 million barrels of oil and 3.5 trillion cubic feet of gas in tight reservoirs in the Permian Lucaogou Formation in the Junggar basin of northwestern China...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Assessment of Continuous Oil and Gas Resources of the Maracaibo Basin Province of Venezuela and Colombia, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3011
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean continuous resources of 656 million barrels of oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Maracaibo Basin Province, Venezuela and Colombia...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Assessment of Continuous Oil and Gas Resources of Solimões, Amazonas, and Parnaíba Basin Provinces, Brazil, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3009
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean continuous resources of 5 billion barrels of oil and 47 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Paleozoic Solimões, Amazonas, and Parnaíba Basin Provinces, Brazil...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Assessment of Conventional Oil Resources of the East African Rift Province, East Africa, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3006
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean conventional resources of 13.4 billion barrels of oil and 4.6 trillion cubic feet of gas in the East African Rift Province of east Africa...

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