Energy Resources Program
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Friday, March 11, 2016
USGS Publication: Digital Data Series 69-GG
The main objective of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National and Global Petroleum Assessment Project is to assess the potential for undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and natural gas resources of the United States and the world. The USGS updated assessments that were completed during the USGS World Petroleum Assessment 2000 and conducted new assessments in areas around the world that were not previously examined...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Understanding the distribution of coal-bearing geologic units in Antarctica provides information that can be used in sedimentary, geomorphological, paleontological, and climatological studies. This report is a digital compilation of information on Antarctica’s coal-bearing geologic units found in the literature. It is intended to be used in small-scale spatial geographic information system (GIS) investigations and as a visual aid in the discussion of Antarctica’s coal resources or in other coal-based geologic investigations...
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Economics, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Type: USGS Publication
Scientists have collected and analyzed 84 environmental samples to establish baseline data prior to any active uranium mining activities at the Canyon Uranium Mine, located south of Grand Canyon National Park. This baseline information will play an important role in assessing if contaminants escape from the mine site and how they would move through the environment once mining operations begin.
Categories: Other Energy, Uranium, Type: Technical Announcement
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