Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories
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
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
An update on the actions taken by the USGS Energy Resources Program in response to the Data Quality Issue for the Inorganic Section of the Energy Geochemistry Laboratory.
Categories: Geochemistry Laboratories
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Quality, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Outside Publication: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
In the Phuong Dong gas condensate field, Cuu Long Basin, Vietnam, hydrocarbon inclusions in quartz trapped a variety of petroleum fluids in the gas zone. Based on the attributes of the oil inclusion assemblages (fluorescence colour of the oil, bubble size, presence of bitumen), the presence of a palaeo-oil column is inferred prior to migration of gas into the reservoir. When a palaeo-oil column is displaced by gas, a residual volume fraction of oil remains in pores....
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Geochemistry Research
Thursday, August 07, 2014
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2014-3063
The powder x-ray diffraction (XRD) laboratory is managed jointly by the Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources and Eastern Energy Resources Science Centers. Laboratory scientists collaborate on a wide variety of research problems involving other U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science centers and government agencies, universities, and industry. Capabilities include identification and quantification of crystalline and amorphous phases, and crystallographic and atomic structure analysis for a wide variety of sample media...
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, September 27, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1151
The Organic Petrology Laboratory (OPL) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center in Reston, Virginia, contains several thousand processed coal sample materials that were loosely organized in laboratory drawers for the past several decades.
Categories: All, Coalbed Gas, Coal, Coal Assessments, Coal Quality, Organic Petrology, World Coal Quality Inventory, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Colorado Plateau, Gulf Coast, Powder River Basin, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, June 25, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1126
This report releases 234U/238U isotope data, expressed as activity ratios, and uranium concentration data from analyses completed at Northern Arizona University for groundwater and solid-phase leachate samples that were collected in and around Tuba City Open Dump, Tuba City, Arizona, in 2008.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Geochemistry Research
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal GeologyElectron beam microanalysis of coal samples in U.S. Geological Survey labs confirms that arsenic is the most abundant minor constituent in iron disulfides in coal and that selenium, nickel, and other minor constituents are present less commonly and at lower concentrations than those for arsenic.
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Quality, Organic Petrology, World Coal Quality Inventory, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Laboratories, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Page Last Modified: Wednesday, December 03, 2014