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Monday, March 27, 2017

Organic petrology of peak oil maturity Triassic Yanchang Formation lacustrine mudrocks, Ordos Basin, China

Outside Publication: Society of Exploration Geophysicists
An organic petrology evaluation and a determination of solid bitumen reflectance BRwere completed for organic-rich Triassic Yanchang Formation mudrocks (n=15n) from the Ordos Basin, north-central China, as part of a larger investigation of “shale gas” resources. These data were integrated with information from...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Notice of Data Quality Issue for the Inorganic Section of the Energy Geochemistry Laboratory, and Closure of the Inorganic Section (Program Update, March 10, 2017)

We have completed an evaluation of impacts to publications from the second data quality incident (2008-2014). We have reviewed several project areas for potentially affected publications, and the results of this review are available.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Assessment of continuous oil resources in the Wolfcamp shale of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2016

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2017-1013
The U.S. Geological Survey completed a geology-based assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous petroleum resources in the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin part of the Permian Basin Province of west Texas. This is the first U.S. Geological Survey evaluation of continuous resources in the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Geochemistry and hydrology of perched groundwater springs: assessing elevated uranium concentrations at Pigeon Spring relative to nearby Pigeon Mine, Arizona (USA)

Outside Publication: Hydrogeology Journal
The processes that affect water chemistry as the water flows from recharge areas through breccia-pipe uranium deposits in the Grand Canyon region of the southwestern United States are not well understood. Pigeon Spring had elevated uranium in 1982 (44 μg/L), compared to other perched springs...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Assessment of Coalbed Gas Resources of the Kalahari Basin Province of Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, Africa, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3003
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 4.5 trillion cubic feet of coalbed gas in the Kalahari Basin Province of Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Africa...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

USGS National and Global Oil and Gas Assessment Project-Burgos, Tampico-Misantla, and Sabinas Provinces, Northeast Mexico, Assessment Unit Boundaries

USGS Publication: Data Release
The Assessment Unit is the fundamental unit used in the National and Global Petroleum Assessment Project for the assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources. The Assessment Unit is defined within the context of the higher-level Total Petroleum System...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Assessment of Permian coalbed gas resources of the Karoo Basin Province, South Africa and Lesotho, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3103
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 5.27 trillion cubic feet of coalbed gas in the Karoo Basin Province...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Geologic assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources—

Lower Cretaceous Albian to Upper Cretaceous Cenomanian carbonate rocks of the Fredericksburg and Washita Groups, United States Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain and State Waters

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2016-1199
In 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessed Lower Cretaceous Albian to Upper Cretaceous Cenomanian carbonate rocks of the Fredericksburg and Washita Groups and their equivalent units for technically recoverable, undiscovered hydrocarbon resources underlying onshore lands and State Waters of the Gulf Coast region of the United States...

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Stratigraphic Cross Sections of the Niobrara Interval of the Cody Shale and Associated Rocks in the Wind River Basin, Central Wyoming

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Map 3370
The Wind River Basin in Wyoming is one of many structural and sedimentary basins that formed in the Rocky Mountain foreland during the Laramide orogeny. The basin is nearly 200 miles long, 70 miles wide, and encompasses about 7,400 square miles in central Wyoming. The basin is bounded by the Washakie Range...

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