Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, February 13, 2017
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Monday, January 30, 2017
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, September 22, 2014
Outside Publication: Journal of Coastal Research
Historic wetland losses along the Gulf of Mexico coastline have long given support to the idea that the observed changes do not follow the conventional marine erosion of a quasi-stable continental mass. Deterioration of the Mississippi delta is no exception. In an assessment of 33 of the major deltas in the world, Syvitski et al. (2009 found that 85% of them face areal reduction...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Monday, August 11, 2014
Outside Publication: Organic Geochemistry
The composition and content of asphaltenes in spilled and original wellhead oils from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) incident provide information on the amount of original oil lost and the processes most responsible for the losses within the first 80 days of the active spill. Spilled oils were collected from open waters, coastal waters and coastal sediments during the incident...
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1024–H
This report presents 27 storage assessment units (SAUs) within the United States (U.S.) Gulf Coast. At least nine major depositional packages contain porous strata that are potentially suitable for geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration within the region. For each SAU identified within these packages, the areal distribution of porous rock that is suitable for geologic CO2sequestration is discussed, along with a description of the geologic characteristics that influence the potential CO2 storage volume and reservoir performance.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, January 16, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2013–1257The Oligocene Frio and Anahuac Formations were assessed as part of the 2007 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of Tertiary strata of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Basin onshore and State waters. Estimated total mean values of technically recoverable, undiscovered resources are 172 million barrels of oil (MMBO), 9.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (TCFG), and 542 million barrels of natural gas liquids for all of the Frio and Anahuac assessment units.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Outside Publication: Department of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) led seismic acquisition in the Gulf of Mexico from April 18 to May 3, 2013, collecting ocean-bottomseismometer (OBS) and high-resolution 2D data at lease blocks Green Canyon 955 (GC955) and Walker Ridge 313 (WR313). This collaborative effort among the U.S Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the USGS was conducted to provide improved imaging and characterization of the known gas hydrate accumulations at these study sites.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Gas Hydrates, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Seismic Data, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Poster awarded First Place for the Gordon I. Atwater Award recognizing best research poster presented at the 2012 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention on October 21-24, 2012 in Austin, TX.
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