Energy Resources Program Home
Energy Newsroom

Energy News and Current Publications

Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.

 
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A USANS/SANS study of the accessibility of pores in the Barnett Shale to methane and water

Outside Publication: Energy & Fuels 
Shale is an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States. The gas is held in fine pores that need to be accessed by horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing techniques. Understanding the nature of the pores may provide clues to making gas extraction more efficient. We have investigated two Mississippian Barnett Shale samples, combining small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and ultrasmall-angle neutron scattering (USANS) to determine the pore size distribution of the shale over the size range 10 nm to 10 μm...


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Composite Total Petroleum System, Taranaki Basin Assessment Unit, New Zealand

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2012–3139
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS estimated mean volumes of 487 million barrels of oil, 9.8 trillion cubic feet of gas, and 408 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Cretaceous-Tertiary Composite Total Petroleum System coincident Taranaki Basin Assessment Unit.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") FAQs

USGS releases new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking").  A new Hydraulic Fracturing Website and Multimedia Gallery are also now online.

 


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Stratigraphic Cross Section of Measured Sections and Drill Holes of the Neslen Formation and Adjacent Formations, Book Cliffs Area

Colorado and Utah

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1260
This study updates a stratigraphic cross section published as plate 2 in Kirschbaum and Hettinger (2004) Digital Data Series 69-G. The datum is a marine/tidal ravinement surface within the Cozzette Sandstone Member of the Iles Formation and the Thompson Canyon Sandstone and Sulphur Canyon Sandstone Beds of the Neslen Formation.


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Geophysical and Lithologic Well Logs in the Piceance Basin

Website News
2,263 scanned logs of various types including gamma ray, sonic, neutron, caliper, and lithologic descriptions are available for 621 different wells in the Piceance Basin of western Colorado. Logged intervals generally focus on the Green River Formation which contains large amounts of oil shale in this area. Image quality varies considerably with the condition of the starting material. Files are PDFs or TIFFs and file size ranges up to 560 megabytes with and an average size of 33 megabytes. This page contains data downloads for Piceance Basin, 2010 Oil Shale Assesment, compiled from DDS-69-Y.


Categories

Archive

Tags

AAPG9 Acid Mine Drainage4 Afghanistan4 Alabama2 Alaska30 Alaska North Slope13 Anadarko Basin4 Appalachian Basin31 Arctic13 Arizona4 Arkoma Basin3 Assessments157 Bakken6 Bangladesh1 Barnett Shale3 Bighorn Basin2 Biofuels2 Biology2 Bitumen2 California7 CCPs1 China6 Coal64 Coal Fires3 Coal Quality28 Coal Reserves8 Coal Resources17 Coalbed Gas8 Coalbed Methane20 Coastal Erosion1 Colorado29 Colorado Plateau16 Continuous Gas42 Continuous Oil40 Conventional49 Cook Inlet4 Core Samples4 Crude Oil3 Devonian shale5 Eagle Ford2 East Coast Mesozoic Basins1 Economics19 Environment Aspects46 Environmental Health55 Erosion2 Fischer Assay4 Florida1 Gas Hydrates26 geochemistry60 Geologic Carbon Sequestration57 Geologic Maps2 Geology20 Geophysics16 Geostatistics5 Geothermal4 Gillette Coal Field1 GIS10 Greater Green River Basin16 green river6 Gulf Coast Basins19 Gulf of Mexico23 Human Health15 Hydraulic Fracturing10 Idaho1 Illinois5 India5 Indonesia3 In-Place7 International70 Kansas4 Kentucky9 Lab Updates1 Laboratories14 Louisiana8 Marcellus Shale11 Maryland2 Mercury15 Methodology41 Michigan1 Microbial Methane6 Montana15 National Oil & Gas Assessment64 natural gas2 Navajo1 Nevada1 New Mexico8 Niobrara1 North Dakota5 NPRA5 Ohio5 Oil and Gas164 Oil and Gas Maps7 Oil Shale26 Oklahoma5 Organic Petrology10 Outer Continental Shelf1 Pakistan1 Peat1 Pennsylvania9 Permian Basin10 Petroleum13 Phosphorus1 Photomicrographs1 Piceance Basin18 Powder River Basin17 Produced Waters31 Puerto Rico2 Renewable Energy2 Reserve Growth8 Russia8 Sagebrush1 San Joaquin Basin3 Seismic7 Selenium7 Sequestration27 Shale Gas42 Shale Oil26 Solar1 South Dakota2 Southwestern Wyoming (WLCI)8 stratigraphy8 Sumatra3 Tennessee3 Texas21 thermal maturation9 Tight-Gas3 Uinta Basin7 Unconventional Oil19 Underpressure1 Uranium16 USA93 Utah12 Utica Shale3 Virginia7 West Virginia8 Wind Impacts5 Wind River Basin1 Woodford Play3 World Coal Quality Inventory18 World Petroleum Assessment60 Wyoming37

 

Page Last Modified: Wednesday, December 03, 2014