Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Outside Publication: Ore Geology Reviews
A genetic deposit model was developed for economic sandstone-hosted uranium deposits that formed in Eocene through Pliocene sandstones in the Texas Coastal Plain. Here 254 uranium occurrences, including 169 deposits, 73 prospects, 6 showings and 4 anomalies, have been identified. About 80 million pounds of U308 have been produced and about 60 million pounds of identified producible U308 remain in place. Uranium is currently being produced from this region, and the deposit model may help identify new mineable deposits.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Scientists, resource managers, and industry have new natural gas standards available, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey. These reference gases are the replacement for the prior standards maintained by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Type: Technical Announcement
Monday, December 12, 2016
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: Outside Publication
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Press Release & Publication
This is the largest estimate of continuous oil that USGS has ever assessed in the United States. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed technically recoverable mean resources of 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin part of the Permian Basin Province, Texas.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, November 14, 2016
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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