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Monday, March 27, 2017

Assessment of Continuous Oil and Gas Resources of the Maracaibo Basin Province of Venezuela and Colombia, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3011
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean continuous resources of 656 million barrels of oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Maracaibo Basin Province, Venezuela and Colombia...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Assessment of Continuous Oil and Gas Resources of Solimões, Amazonas, and Parnaíba Basin Provinces, Brazil, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3009
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean continuous resources of 5 billion barrels of oil and 47 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Paleozoic Solimões, Amazonas, and Parnaíba Basin Provinces, Brazil...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Assessment of Conventional Oil Resources of the East African Rift Province, East Africa, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2017-3006
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean conventional resources of 13.4 billion barrels of oil and 4.6 trillion cubic feet of gas in the East African Rift Province of east Africa...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Organic petrology of peak oil maturity Triassic Yanchang Formation lacustrine mudrocks, Ordos Basin, China

Outside Publication: Society of Exploration Geophysicists
An organic petrology evaluation and a determination of solid bitumen reflectance BRwere completed for organic-rich Triassic Yanchang Formation mudrocks (n=15n) from the Ordos Basin, north-central China, as part of a larger investigation of “shale gas” resources. These data were integrated with information from...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Notice of Data Quality Issue for the Inorganic Section of the Energy Geochemistry Laboratory, and Closure of the Inorganic Section (Program Update, March 10, 2017)

We have completed an evaluation of impacts to publications from the second data quality incident (2008-2014). We have reviewed several project areas for potentially affected publications, and the results of this review are available.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Assessment of continuous oil resources in the Wolfcamp shale of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas, 2016

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2017-1013
The U.S. Geological Survey completed a geology-based assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous petroleum resources in the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin part of the Permian Basin Province of west Texas. This is the first U.S. Geological Survey evaluation of continuous resources in the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Geochemistry and hydrology of perched groundwater springs: assessing elevated uranium concentrations at Pigeon Spring relative to nearby Pigeon Mine, Arizona (USA)

Outside Publication: Hydrogeology Journal
The processes that affect water chemistry as the water flows from recharge areas through breccia-pipe uranium deposits in the Grand Canyon region of the southwestern United States are not well understood. Pigeon Spring had elevated uranium in 1982 (44 μg/L), compared to other perched springs...

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