Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011–1261
Coal exploration drill-hole data from over 24,000 wells in 10 States are discussed by State in the chapters of this report, and the data are provided in an accompanying spreadsheet.
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Coal Quality, World Coal Quality Inventory, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Outside Publication: AAPG Discovery Series
For eight years (1995-2003), geologic, geochemical, and resource information was collected and compiled for the five major coal-producing regions of the United States: the Appalachian Basin, Illinois Basin, Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, Colorado Plateau, and the western part of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain (Gulf Coast) region. This volume contains the assessment results for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain region.
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011–1296This Open-File Report contains downloadable shapefiles representing the coalfields of India and Bangladesh and a limited number of chemical and petrographic analyses of India and Bangladesh coal samples.
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Coal Quality, World Coal Quality Inventory, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2011–3131
Using a performance-based geologic assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a technically recoverable mean volume of 6.1 trillion cubic feet of potential shale gas in the Bombay, Cauvery, and Krishna–Godavari Provinces of India.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Outside Publication: Natural Resources ResearchThe primary objectives of this research were to investigate empirical methods for establishing regional trends in unconventional gas resources as exhibited by historical production data; and to determine whether or not incorporating additional knowledge of a regional trend in a suite of previously established local nonparametric resource prediction algorithms influences assessment results.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Economics, Type: Outside Publication
Outside Publication: Society of Petroleum EngineersStranded gas is natural gas in discovered fields that is currently not commercially producible for either physical or economic reasons.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011–1237
In the Cook Inlet region, the USGS estimates mean undiscovered volumes of nearly 600 million barrels of oil, about 19 trillion cubic feet of gas, and about 46 million barrels of natural gas liquids.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: USGS Publication
Page Last Modified: Wednesday, December 03, 2014