Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Website News: The Photomicrograph Atlas
USGS unveils the new Photomicrograph Atlas, part of the organic petrology project. Explore the atlas today!
Categories: All, Coal, Organic Petrology, Type: Website News
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Outside Publication: AAPG Search and DiscoveryMany oil and gas reservoirs in Tertiary strata of southern Louisiana are located close to the interface between a sand-rich, normally pressured sequence and an underlying sand-poor, overpressured sequence. This association, recognized for many years by Gulf Coast explorationists, is revisited here because of its relevance to an assessment of undiscovered oil and gas potential in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Press Release & Publication
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated volumes of technically recoverable, conventional petroleum resources that have the potential to be added to reserves from reserve growth in 70 discovered oil and gas accumulations of the United States, excluding Federal offshore areas.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Reserve Growth, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, August 13, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012‒1091
Shale resource plays occur in predictable tectonic settings within similar orders of magnitude of eustatic events. A conceptual model for predicting the presence of resource-quality shales is essential for evaluating components of continuous petroleum systems.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, August 09, 2012
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012–1146The purpose of this report is to explain the development of an analytic probabilistic method and spreadsheet software system called Analytic Cell-Based Continuous Energy Spreadsheet System (ACCESS). The ACCESS spreadsheet can be used to calculate estimates of the undeveloped oil, gas, and NGL (natural gas liquids) resources in a continuous-type assessment unit.
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