Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The U.S. Geological Survey has evaluated three methods for estimating how much oil and gas could be produced by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into petroleum reservoirs.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Economics, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: Technical Announcement, Type: USGS Publication
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
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Scientists have collected and analyzed 84 environmental samples to establish baseline data prior to any active uranium mining activities at the Canyon Uranium Mine, located south of Grand Canyon National Park. This baseline information will play an important role in assessing if contaminants escape from the mine site and how they would move through the environment once mining operations begin.
Categories: Other Energy, Uranium, Type: Technical Announcement
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The USGS has released v2.2 of the National Produced Waters Geochemical Database and Map Viewer. The current version now has 165,960 samples from 32 sources (from single publications to large datasets), and includes more isotopic data, more time-series data, and has greater spatial coverage.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: Technical Announcement, Type: Website News
Thursday, May 14, 2015
USGS Technical Release
USGS has released a preliminary methodology to assess the population level impacts of onshore wind energy development on birds and bats.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Wind, Type: Technical Announcement
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
USGS Technical Release
The latest coal resource assessment of the Powder River Basin showcases the newly revised USGS’ assessment methodology, which, for the first time, includes an estimate of the reserve base for the entire basin.
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Type: Technical Announcement
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
USGS Technical Release & Publication
Appalachian coal and petroleum resources are still available in sufficient quantities to contribute significantly to fulfilling the nation’s energy needs, according to a recent study by the USGS.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Coal, Coal Assessments, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Type: Technical Announcement, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, September 20, 2013
The USGS methodology for assessing carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential for geologic carbon sequestration was endorsed as a best practice for a country-wide storage potential assessment by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA report announcing the endorsement reflects the consensus reached at two workshops in 2011 and attended by the geological surveys of Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, together with the IEA.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: Technical Announcement
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Scientists returned from a 15‑day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with the best high-resolution seismic data and imagery ever obtained of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Other Energy, Gas Hydrates, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Technical Announcement
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