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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources

South Florida Basin

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2012-1024-L
Chapter L - This report presents five storage assessment units (SAUs) that have been identified as potentially suitable for geologic carbon dioxide sequestration within a 35,075-square-mile area that includes the entire onshore and State-water portions of the South Florida Basin. Platform-wide, thick successions of laterally extensive carbonates and evaporites deposited in highly cyclic depositional environments in the South Florida Basin provide several massive...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in sandstone reservoirs of the Cotton Valley Group, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2015

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3050
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered mean volumes of 14 million barrels of conventional oil, 430 billion cubic feet of conventional gas, 34,028 billion cubic feet of continuous gas, and a mean total of 391 barrels of natural gas liquids...


Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Detailed Description of Oil Shale Organic and Mineralogical Heterogeneity via Fourier Transform Infrared Microscopy

Outside Publication: Energy and Fuels
Mineralogical and geochemical information on reservoir and source rocks is necessary to assess and produce from petroleum systems. The standard methods in the petroleum industry for obtaining these properties are bulk measurements on homogenized, generally crushed, and pulverized rock samples and can take from hours to days to perform. 


Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Preliminary interpretation of industry two-dimensional seismic data from Susitna Basin, south-central Alaska

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1138
Located approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, the Susitna Basin is a complex sedimentary basin whose tectonic history has been poorly understood. Recent interpretation of two-dimensional seismic reflection data integrated with well, aeromagnetic, and gravity data provides new insights into the structural and stratigraphic nature of the basin.


Monday, August 03, 2015

U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2014 annual report

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2015-1091
This is the seventh report produced by the USGS for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) to detail annual activities conducted by the USGS for addressing specific management needs identified by WLCI partners.  


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