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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Introduction to the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (CARA) Professional Paper

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-A
he amount of yet-to-find oil and gas in the high northern latitudes is one of the great uncertainties of future energy supply. The possibility of extensive new petroleum developments in the Arctic Ocean is of interest to the Arctic nations, to petroleum companies, and to those concerned with the delicate and changing Arctic environment...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824
Professional Paper 1824 comprises 30 chapters by various U.S. Geological Survey authors, including introduction and methodology chapters, which together provide documentation of the geological basis and methodology of the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal, results of which were first released in August 2008...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

USGS Assesses Uranium Potential in Southern High Plains

Press Release & Publication  The U.S. Geological Survey estimates a mean of 40 million pounds of in-place uranium oxide remaining as potential undiscovered resources in the Southern High Plains region of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

U.S. Geological Survey Input-Data Forms for the Assessment of the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2017

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2017-1117

In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Spraberry Formation of the Midland Basin (Permian Basin Province) in southwestern Texas (Marra and others, 2017). The Spraberry Formation was assessed using both the standard continuous (unconventional) and conventional...


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Overview of a Comprehensive Resource Database for the Assessment of Recoverable Hydrocarbons Produced by Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery

USGS Publication: Techniques and Methods

A database called the “Comprehensive Resource Data¬≠base” (CRD) was prepared to support U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessments of technically recoverable hydrocarbons that might result from the injection of miscible or immiscible carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil...


Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Ventura Basin Province, California, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3050
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed a geology-based assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable conventional and continuous oil and gas resources in the part of the Ventura Basin Province that lies onshore or within State waters (within 3 miles of the shoreline) of California (fig. 1)...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

U.S. Coal Resources and Reserves Assessment

USGS Publication: 2017-3067
The U.S. Coal Resources and Reserves Assessment Project, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Resources Program, conducts systematic, geology-based, regional assessments of significant coal beds in major coal basins in the United States...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources in the Lower Paleogene Midway and Wilcox Groups, and the Carrizo Sand of the Claiborne Group, of the Northern Gulf Coast Region

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2017-1111
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently conducted an assessment of the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas potential of Tertiary strata underlying the onshore areas and State waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico coastal region...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in the Middle and Upper Magdalena Basins, Colombia, 2017

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3060
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of 0.45 billion barrels of oil and 1.0 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Middle and Upper Magdalena Basins, Colombia...

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