Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1033The objective of the present study is to propose a simple procedure for calculating the hydrocarbon-in-place volume of a condensate reservoir to help estimate the hydrocarbon pore volume for potential CO2 sequestration.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2012–3025
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 4.7 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 227 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas in three major offshore petroleum basins of northwest Australia and in the Gippsland Basin of southeast Australia.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2011–3155
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources for the southern Siberian craton provinces of Russia. The mean volumes were estimated at 3.0 billion barrels of crude oil, 63.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.2 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.
Outside Publication: Science of The Total EnvironmentGround-based surveys of three coal fires and airborne surveys of two of the fires were conducted near Sheridan, Wyoming. The fires occur in natural outcrops and in abandoned mines, all containing Paleocene-age subbituminous coals.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Regional Studies, Powder River Basin, Type: Outside Publication
Outside Publication: Computers & Geosciences
In applied geostatistics, the semivariogram is commonly estimated from experimental data, producing an empirical semivariogram for a specified number of discrete lags A computer program is described and provided for the assessment of those uncertainties.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Economics, Type: Outside Publication
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