Energy Resources Program
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2014-1213
This is the sixth report produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) to detail annual activities conducted by USGS for addressing specific management needs identified by WLCI partners. In FY2013, there were 25 ongoing and new projects conducted by the USGS.
Categories: All, Regional Studies, Southwestern Wyoming (WLCI), Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Outside Publication: Applied Geochemistry
The “2800’ sandstone” of the Olla oil field is an oil and gas-producing reservoir in a coal-bearing interval of the Paleocene–Eocene Wilcox Group in north-central Louisiana, USA. In the 1980s, this producing unit was flooded with CO2 in an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project, leaving ∼30% of the injected CO2 in the 2800’ sandstone post-injection...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2014-3104
Significant quantities of water are present in hydrocarbon reservoirs. When brought to the land surface during oil, gas, and coalbed methane production, the water—either naturally occurring or injected as a method to enhance production—is termed produced water. Produced water is currently managed through processes such as recycling, treatment and discharge, spreading on roads, evaporation or infiltration, and deep well injection.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: USGS Publication
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