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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Scientific Results of the Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Joint Industry Project Leg II

Outside Publication: Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology
The scientific results of the 2009 Gulf of Mexico Joint Industry Program Leg II Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) expedition have been published as a special issue of the Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology (Volume 34, Issue 1).


Friday, June 29, 2012

Geologic Framework and Petroleum Geology of the Bohaiwan Basin Province, China

Includes the Shahejie−Shahejie/Guantao/Wumishan and Carboniferous/Permian Coal−Paleozoic Total Petroleum Systems

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5010
This report discusses the geologic framework and petroleum geology used to assess undiscovered petroleum resources in the Bohaiwan basin province for the 2000 World Energy Assessment Project of the U.S. Geological Survey. The Bohaiwan basin in northeastern China is the largest petroleum-producing region in China.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Insights Into the Nation’s Carbon Storage Potential

Outside Publication: Transactions American Geophysical Union
This paper discusses the methodologies and assessments of geologic and biologic carbon storage potential in the United States that the USGS is researching.


Monday, June 25, 2012

234U/238U isotope data from groundwater and solid-phase leachate samples near Tuba City Open Dump, Tuba City, Arizona

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1126
This report releases 234U/238U isotope data, expressed as activity ratios, and uranium concentration data from analyses completed at Northern Arizona University for groundwater and solid-phase leachate samples that were collected in and around Tuba City Open Dump, Tuba City, Arizona, in 2008.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the East Coast Mesozoic basins

Including the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Thrust Belt, Atlantic Coastal Plain, and New England Provinces

Press Release & Publication
Using a geology-based assessment method, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean undiscovered natural gas resource of 3.9 trillion cubic feet and a mean undiscovered natural gas liquids resource of 135 million barrels in continuous accumulations within five East Coast Mesozoic basins.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Geologic Cross Section C–C’ Through the Appalachian Basin

From Erie County, North-Central Ohio, to the Valley and Ridge Province, Bedford County, South-Central Pennsylvania

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Map 3172
Geologic cross section C–C′ is the third in a series of cross sections constructed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to document and improve understanding of the geologic framework and petroleum systems of the Appalachian basin. Cross section C–C′ provides a regional view of the structural and stratigraphic framework of the Appalachian basin from north-central Ohio to the Valley and Ridge province in south-central Pennsylvania, a distance of approximately 260 miles. 


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part A

Coal and Wind

Technical Announcement & Publication
Land and resource managers now have a comprehensive new map of coal and wind energy resources information for southwestern Wyoming. This map has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wyoming State Geological Survey, as Part A of a two part energy map and data series. 


Monday, June 18, 2012

Assessment of Potential Additions to Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of the World (Outside the United States) from Reserve Growth

Press Release & Publication
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources resulting from reserve growth for discovered fields outside the United States that have reported in-place oil and gas volumes of 500 million barrels of oil equivalent or greater. The mean volumes were estimated at 665 billion barrels of crude oil, 1,429 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 16 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Data compilation and source-rock mapping of the Upper Ordovician black shale interval in Ohio

(.Zip File)

Outside Publication: Ohio DNR
This contract report, created by the Ohio DNR - Division of Geological Survey, compiles available information on the thermal maturity of Upper Ordovician black shales in Ohio.


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