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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Volatile-organic molecular characterization of shale-oil produced water from the Permian Basin

Outside Publication: Chemosphere
Growth in unconventional oil and gas has spurred concerns on environmental impact and interest in beneficial uses of produced water (PW), especially in arid regions such as the Permian Basin, the largest U.S. tight-oil producer. To evaluate environmental impact, treatment, and reuse potential, there is a need to characterize the compositional variability of PW.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Assessment of unconventional tight-gas resources of the Magallanes Basin Province, Chile, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3085
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed a technically recoverable mean resource of 8.3 trillion cubic feet of unconventional tight gas in the Zona Glauconitica of the Magallanes Basin Province, Chile.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Assessment of undiscovered continuous gas resources of the Ordos Basin Province, China, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3087
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean resources of 28 trillion cubic feet of tight gas and 5.6 trillion cubic feet of coalbed gas in upper Paleozoic rocks in the Ordos Basin Province, China.


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