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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

USGS Updates the Geologic CO2 Sequestration Interactive Web Map!

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. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources

U.S. Gulf Coast

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.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Spatial and Stratigraphic Distribution of Water in Oil Shale of the Green River Formation Using Fischer Assay

Piceance Basin, Northwestern Colorado

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. 


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Map of Assessed Shale Gas in the United States, 2012

National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project

USGS Publication: Digital Data Series DDS–69–Z
The 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. ...


Monday, April 07, 2014

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources

Denver Basin, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1024–G
Chapter 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.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Delineation of brine contamination in and near the East Poplar oil field

Fort Peck Indian Reservation, northeastern Montana, 2004–09

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5024
The 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.


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