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Monday, February 29, 2016

Mercury and trace element distribution in density separates of a South African Highveld (#4) coal: Implications for mercury reduction and preparation of export coal (2016)

Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal Geology

Eight density separates of Permian Highveld (#4) coal were investigated for partitioning of Hg and trace elements. The separates include float fractions obtained in heavy media having densities of 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, and 2.0 g/cm3, and the sink fraction for 2.0 g/cm3...


Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 Updates of the National Produced Waters Geochemical Database and Map Viewer

Technical Announcement
The USGS has released v2.2 of the National Produced Waters Geochemical Database and Map Viewer. The current version now has 165,960 samples from 32 sources (from single publications to large datasets), and includes more isotopic data, more time-series data, and has greater spatial coverage.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Upper Cretaceous and Lower Jurassic strata in shallow cores on the Chukchi Shelf, Arctic Alaska

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1814C
Shallow cores collected in the 1980s on the Chukchi Shelf of western Arctic Alaska sampled pre-Cenozoic strata whose presence, age, and character are poorly known across the region. Five cores from the Herald Arch foreland contain Cenomanian to Coniacian strata, as documented by biostratigraphy, geochronology, and thermochronology...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Modified Method for Estimating Petroleum Source-Rock Potential Using Wireline Logs, With Application to the Kingak Shale, Alaska North Slope

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5001

In 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey completed an assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in three source rocks of the Alaska North Slope, including the lower part of the Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Kingak Shale. In order to identify organic shale potential in the absence...


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Assessment of undiscovered gas resources of the Thrace Basin, Turkey, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3001
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 787 billion cubic feet of conventional gas and 1,630 billion cubic feet of unconventional gas in the Thrace Basin, Turkey.


Monday, February 01, 2016

Geochemistry of formation waters from the Wolfcamp and “Cline” shales: Insights into brine origin, reservoir connectivity, and fluid flow in the Permian Basin, USA

Outside Publication: Chemical Geology

Despite being one of the most important oil producing provinces in the United States, information on basinal hydrogeology and fluid flow in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico is lacking. The source and geochemistry of brines from the basin were investigated (Ordovician- to Guadalupian-age reservoirs) by combining...


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