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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas

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.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Geologic assessment of coal in the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain, USA

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.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Geographic Information System Representation of Coal-Bearing Areas in India and Bangladesh

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011–1296
This 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.


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

India Assessment of Potential Shale Gas

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.


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Empirical Methods for Detecting Regional Trends and Other Spatial Expressions in Antrim Shale Gas Productivity

With Implications for Improving Resource Projections Using Local Nonparametric Estimation Techniques

Outside Publication: Natural Resources Research
The 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.


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Survey of Stranded Gas and Delivered Costs to Europe of Selected Gas Resources

Outside Publication: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Stranded gas is natural gas in discovered fields that is currently not commercially producible for either physical or economic reasons.


Sunday, January 01, 2012

Cook Inlet 2011 Assessment

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.


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