Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Categories: All, Regional Studies, Alaska, Arctic
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Press Release & Publication
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates a mean undiscovered volume of 6.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Alum Shale in Denmark.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Regional Studies, Arctic, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, November 16, 2012
USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5146
The Amerasia Basin Petroleum Province encompasses the Canada Basin and the sediment prisms along the Alaska and Canada margins, outboard from basinward margins (hingelines) of the rift shoulders that formed during extensional opening of the Canada Basin. The province includes the Mackenzie delta and slope, the outer shelves and marine slopes along the Arctic margins of Alaska and Canada, and the deep Canada Basin.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, World Petroleum Assessment, Regional Studies, Alaska, Arctic, Type: USGS Publication
USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5147
The Arctic Alaska Petroleum Province encompasses all lands and adjacent continental shelf areas north of the Brooks Range-Herald arch tectonic belts and south of the northern (outboard) margin of the Alaska rift shoulder. Even though only a small part is thoroughly explored, it is one of the most prolific petroleum provinces in North America, with total known resources (cumulative production plus proved reserves) of about 28 billion barrels of oil equivalent.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Alaska, Arctic, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, February 24, 2012
Press Release & Publication
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated potential, technically recoverable oil and gas resources for source rocks of the Alaska North Slope. Estimates (95-percent to 5-percent probability) range from zero to 2 billion barrels of oil and from zero to nearly 80 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Alaska, Arctic, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Outside Publication (book): Arctic Petroleum Geology
New book by The Geological Society of London, "Arctic Petroleum Geology, published August 2011. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the geology and the petroleum potential of the Arctic including 15 papers by USGS scientists.
Categories: All, Regional Studies, Arctic, Type: Outside Publication
Friday, June 24, 2011
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2011–3050
The U.S. Geological Survey, using a geology-based assessment methodology, estimated mean volumes of technically recoverable, conventional, undiscovered petroleum resources at 8 billion barrels of crude oil, 670 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 21 billion barrels of natural gas liquids for the West Siberian Basin Province in Russia as part of a program to estimate petroleum resources for priority basins throughout the world.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Regional Studies, Arctic, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Press Release & PublicationUSGS asked to conduct an initial, independent evaluation of the science needs that would inform the Administration’s consideration of the right places and the right ways in which to develop oil and gas resources in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The USGS developed more than 50 findings and an equal number of recommendations in the course of the examination of these topics. Specific and detailed scientific information, key knowledge gaps, and recommendations are presented in Holland-Bartels and Pierce (2011).
Monday, March 29, 2010
Outside Publication: AAPG DatapagesMap of the Arctic sedimentary successions was assembled (A. Grantz, R.A. Scott, S.S. Drachev, and T.E. Moore, Maps showing the sedimentary successions of the Arctic Region (58°-64° to 90° N) that may be prospective for hydrocarbons.
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