Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Press Release & Publication
The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) and adjacent state and Tribal lands and waters contain estimated means of 8.7 billion barrels of oil and 25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to an updated assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, World Petroleum Assessment, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Synthesis of seismic velocity, potential field, and geological data from Canada Basin and its surrounding continental margins suggests that a northeast-trending structural fabric has influenced the origin, evolution, and current tectonics of the basin. This structural fabric has...
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Alaska, Arctic, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Categories: All, Other Energy, Gas Hydrates, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Friday, February 12, 2016
Categories: All, Regional Studies, Alaska, Arctic
Thursday, February 11, 2016
In 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey completed an assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in three source rocks of the Alaska North Slope, including the lower part of the Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Kingak Shale. In order to identify organic shale potential in the absence...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1138
Located approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, the Susitna Basin is a complex sedimentary basin whose tectonic history has been poorly understood. Recent interpretation of two-dimensional seismic reflection data integrated with well, aeromagnetic, and gravity data provides new insights into the structural and stratigraphic nature of the basin.
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Seismic Data, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, June 04, 2015
A geologic model was developed for the assessment of potential Mesozoic tight-gas resources in the deep, central part of upper Cook Inlet Basin, south-central Alaska. The basic premise of the geologic model is that organic-bearing marine shales of the Middle Jurassic Tuxedni Group achieved adequate thermal maturity for oil and gas generation in the central part of the basin largely due to several kilometers of Paleogene and Neogene burial.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, February 27, 2015
Outside Publication: Natural Resources Research
Current estimates of discovered viscous and heavy oil in Alaska’s North Slope are 12 billion barrels of oil-in-place and 12–18 billion barrels of oil-in-place, respectively (see Appendix 1 for conversion to SI units). Since the early 1990s to the end of 2010, cumulative viscous oil production has amounted to 150 million barrels, and there has been no commercial production of heavy oil...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Economics, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: Outside Publication
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