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Friday, July 22, 2016

Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Monterey Formation, Los Angeles Basin Province, California, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3036
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed technically recoverable mean resources of 13 million barrels of oil, 22 billion cubic feet of gas, and 1 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Monterey Formation of the Los Angeles Basin Province, California...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Application of organic petrography in North American shale petroleum systems: a review

Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal Geology
Organic petrography via incident light microscopy has broad application to shale petroleum systems, including delineation of thermal maturity windows and determination of organo-facies. Incident light microscopy allows practitioners the ability to identify various types of organic components and demonstrates that solid bitumen is the...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Assessment of tight-gas resources in Canyon sandstones of the Val Verde Basin, Texas, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3039
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed mean resources of 5 trillion cubic feet of gas and 187 million barrels of natural gas liquids in tight-gas assessment units in the Canyon sandstones of the Val Verde Basin, Texas...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Assessment of shale-gas resources of the Karoo Province, South Africa and Lesotho, Africa, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3038
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resource of 44.5 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the Karoo Province of South Africa and Lesotho, Africa...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Results of the India National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 02

Field Report
The Government of India, with the support of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has released the initial results of the most comprehensive gas hydrate scientific drilling investigation ever undertaken.  


Monday, July 18, 2016

Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Cooper Basin, Australia, 2016

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3050
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quantitatively assessed the potential for technically recoverable, continuous oil and gas resources in the Cooper Basin of Australia (fig. 1). The Cooper Basin is within the Eromanga Basin Province as defined by the USGS (Klett and others, 1997). For this assessment, the USGS defined a Cooper-Eromanga Composite Total Petroleum System (TPS) with Permian-age coal as the primary source rock for oil and gas in the Cooper Basin (Menpes and others, 2013)...

Monday, July 18, 2016

Input-form data for the U.S. Geological Survey assessment of the Mississippian Barnett Shale of the Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province, 2015

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2016-1097
In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable shale gas and shale oil resources of the Mississippian Barnett Shale in north-central Texas (Marra and others, 2015). The Barnett Shale was assessed using...

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