Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2014–3082Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 11 million barrels of potential shale-oil and 320 billion cubic feet of shale-gas resources in Silurian shales of Jordan.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, World Petroleum Assessment, Type: USGS Publication
USGS Publication: Digital Data Series DDS–69–HHThis report presents a digital map of tight-gas resource assessments in the United States as part of the USGS National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS quantitatively estimated potential volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources within tight-gas assessment units (AUs). This is the second digital map product in a series of USGS unconventional oil and gas resource maps.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, September 22, 2014
Outside Publication: Journal of Coastal Research
Historic wetland losses along the Gulf of Mexico coastline have long given support to the idea that the observed changes do not follow the conventional marine erosion of a quasi-stable continental mass. Deterioration of the Mississippi delta is no exception. In an assessment of 33 of the major deltas in the world, Syvitski et al. (2009 found that 85% of them face areal reduction...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Regional Studies, Gulf Coast, Type: Outside Publication
Monday, September 01, 2014
Outside Publication: AAPG BulletinWireline logs were used to document the stratigraphic framework of Upper Devonian–Mississippian strata in the Arkoma Basin, and maps of high-gamma ray (HGR) log response were used to analyze the spatial distribution of potential source rocks in the Woodford–Chattanooga and Fayetteville–Caney shale-gas systems...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, National Oil and Gas Assessments, Type: Outside Publication
Outside Publication: Journal of Magnetic ResonanceUnconventional shale resources may contain a significant amount of hydrogen in organic solids such as kerogen, but it is not possible to directly detect these solids with many NMR systems. Binomial-edited pulse sequences capitalize on magnetization transfer between solids, semi-solids, and liquids to provide an indirect method of detecting solid organic materials in shales. ...
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Oil Shale, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The 31st Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) will be held in Sydney, Australia from September 27 to October 3, 2014. This represents the 10th anniversary of the successful and highly acclaimed Sydney meeting held in 2004, and again provides an opportunity to showcase international research on different aspects of organic petrology.
Categories: Organic Petrology, Events
The 66th meeting of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP) will take place in Kolkata, India from 20-27 September, 2014. Meeting venue will be Science City, Kolkata. The meeting is organised and hosted by Dr. Ashok K. Singh, Principal Scientist and Head of the group.
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