Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Coalbed Gas, Type: USGS Publication
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Coalbed Gas, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Powder River Basin, Type: Outside Publication
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Outside Publication: Fuel
Coal seam degasification improves coal mine safety by reducing the gas content of coal seams and also by generating added value as an energy source. Coal seam reservoir simulation is one of the most effective ways to help with these two main objectives. As in all modeling and simulation studies, how the reservoir is defined and whether observed productions can be predicted are important considerations...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Coalbed Gas, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2014-1207
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled a database consisting of three worksheets of central Appalachian basin natural gas analyses and isotopic compositions from published and unpublished sources of 1,282 gas samples from Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Coalbed Gas, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, December 19, 2014
USGS Publication: Digital Data Series 69-II
This report presents a digital map of coalbed-gas resource assessments in the United States as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS quantitatively estimated potential volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources within coalbed-gas assessment units (AUs).
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Coalbed Gas, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, July 25, 2014
Outside Publication: Journal of Applied Geophysics
Prediction of potential methane emission pathways from various sources into active mine workings or sealed gobs from longwall overburden is important for controlling methane and for improving mining safety. The aim of this paper is to infer strata separation intervals and thus gas emission pathways from standard well log data. The proposed technique was applied to well logs acquired through the Mary Lee/Blue Creek coal seam of the Upper Pottsville Formation in the Black Warrior Basin, Alabama, using well logs from a series of boreholes aligned along...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Coalbed Gas, Coal, Type: Outside Publication
Friday, May 23, 2014
Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal Geology
Organic substances in produced and formation water from coalbed methane (CBM) and gas shale plays from across the USA were examined in this study. Results from five CBM plays and two gas shale plays (including the Marcellus Shale) show a myriad of organic chemicals present in the produced and formation water. Organic compound...
Categories: All, Coalbed Gas, Coal, Organic Petrology, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: Outside Publication
Friday, March 28, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2014–1004
The U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the North Slope Borough, and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation conducted a four-year study designed to identify, define, and delineate a shallow coalbed natural gas (CBNG) resource with the potential to provide locally produced, affordable power to the community of Wainwright, Alaska.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Coalbed Gas, Coal, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
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