Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5091
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of potential additions to oil and gas reserves for the United States by reserve growth in discovered accumulations. These volumes were derived by using a new methodology developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and reviewed by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Committee on Resource Evaluation.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Reserve Growth, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Since the mid-1970s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has maintained a coal quality database of national scope named USCHEM, which currently contains data for over 13,000 samples. A subset of the USCHEM database called COALQUAL Version 1.3 was initially published in 1994 and was followed by Version 2.0 in 1997...
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Coal Quality, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, December 21, 2015
Outside Publication: Energy & Fuels
Evaluation of organic matter quality in petroleum source and reservoir rocks is vital for economic, drilling, and production decisions. However, current methods for assessing kerogen quality in shales and mudrocks are either time-intensive and undesirable from a health, safety, and waste-disposal standpoint or indirect measurements of the factors of greatest interest and utility
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, December 17, 2015
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3078
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 53 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, 172 million barrels of shale oil, and 176 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Barnett Shale of the Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province of Texas.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, December 14, 2015
Categories: All, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Type: Outside Publication
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Geologic cross section I‒I’ is the fourth in a series of cross sections constructed by the U.S. Geological Survey to document and improve understanding of the geologic framework and petroleum systems of the Appalachian basin. Cross section I‒I’ provides a regional view of the structural and stratigraphic framework of the Appalachian basin from the eastern margin of the...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Coal, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Type: USGS Publication
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Press Release & Publication The potential for almost five years of annual domestic U.S. nuclear fuel requirements may exist in south Texas, according to a new USGS assessment of both identified and undiscovered uranium oxide resources. This assessment estimates 60 million pounds of identified, but unmined, uranium resources, and more than 200 million pounds of newly estimated undiscovered resources. …
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Type: Outside Publication
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Quality, Type: Outside Publication
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