Energy Resources Program
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The USGS has updated the Geologic CO2 Sequestration Interactive Web Map to include links to the national assessment results, supporting information for all assessed areas, and report downloads. The update also features an improved navigational interface.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Type: USGS Publication, Type: Website News
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1024–H
This report presents 27 storage assessment units (SAUs) within the United States (U.S.) Gulf Coast. At least nine major depositional packages contain porous strata that are potentially suitable for geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration within the region. For each SAU identified within these packages, the areal distribution of porous rock that is suitable for geologic CO2sequestration is discussed, along with a description of the geologic characteristics that influence the potential CO2 storage volume and reservoir performance.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, April 14, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2014–1059
The spatial and stratigraphic distribution of water in oil shale of the Eocene Green River Formation in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado was studied in detail using some 321,000 Fischer assay analyses in the U.S. Geological Survey oil-shale database. The oil-shale section was subdivided into 17 roughly time-stratigraphic intervals, and the distribution of water in each interval was assessed separately.
Categories: All, Oil Shale, Other Energy, Regional Studies, Colorado Plateau, Type: USGS Publication
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
USGS Publication: Digital Data Series DDS–69–ZThe U.S. Geological Survey has compiled a map of shale-gas assessments in the United States that were completed by 2012 as part of the National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey quantitatively estimated potential volumes of undiscovered gas within shale-gas assessment units. These shale-gas assessment units are mapped, and square-mile cells are shown to represent proprietary shale-gas wells. The square-mile cells include gas-producing wells from shale intervals. ...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, April 07, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1024–GChapter G - This is a report about the geologic characteristics of five storage assessment units (SAUs) within the Denver Basin of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. These SAUs are Cretaceous in age and the geologic information included here will be used to calculate a statistical Monte Carlo-based distribution of potential storage volume in the SAUs.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Geologic CO2 Utilization, Type: USGS Publication
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5024The extent of brine contamination in the shallow aquifers in and near the East Poplar oil field is as much as 17.9 square miles and appears to be present throughout the entire saturated zone in contaminated areas. The brine contamination affects 15–37 billion gallons of groundwater.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Type: USGS Publication
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