Energy Resources Program
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Press Release & PublicationUSGS asked to conduct an initial, independent evaluation of the science needs that would inform the Administration’s consideration of the right places and the right ways in which to develop oil and gas resources in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The USGS developed more than 50 findings and an equal number of recommendations in the course of the examination of these topics. Specific and detailed scientific information, key knowledge gaps, and recommendations are presented in Holland-Bartels and Pierce (2011).
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011–1099
This report provides digital geographic information systems (GIS) files of maps for each of the 24 plays considered in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 2010 updated petroleum resource assessment of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) (Houseknecht and others, 2010). These are the sample plays evaluated in a previous USGS assessment of the NPRA (Bird and Houseknecht, 2002a), maps of which were released in pdf format (Bird and Houseknecht, 2002b).
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Press Release & Publication
The U.S. Geological Survey assessment on the economic recoverability of undiscovered, conventional oil and gas resources within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) and adjacent state waters is now available online.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011-1086For the largest producing natural gas fields in the onshore Gulf of Mexico Basin, the relation between temperature versus depth was investigated. Prolific natural gas reservoirs with the highest temperatures were found in the Upper Cretaceous downdip Tuscaloosa trend in Louisiana.
Friday, March 18, 2011
USGS Publication: Digital Data Series 69-X
The USGS assessed both undiscovered technically recoverable conventional oil and gas and continuous (unconventional) coalbed gas in the Western Oregon and Washington Province, resulting in an estimated total mean of 2.2 trillion cubic feet of gas and a mean of 15 million barrels of oil.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2011–3020
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 147.4 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas, 2.4 billion barrels of undiscovered oil, and 2.96 billion barrels of undiscovered natural gas liquids in Jurassic and Cretaceous strata in onshore lands and State waters of the Gulf Coast.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Outside Publication: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
AAPG Datapages and the GIS Publications Committee wish to thank Janet Pitman and the United States Geological Survey for allowing the Reservoirs and Petroleum Systems of the Gulf Coast map to be posted on GIS-UDRIL's Open Files page, thereby making it available to the public as a free download.
Monday, January 31, 2011
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2011–3003
The U.S. Geological Survey, using a geoscience-based assessment methodology, estimated mean technically-recoverable undiscovered continuous and conventional resources that total 495 million barrels of oil, 27.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 410 million barrels of natural gas liquids.
Friday, January 21, 2011
USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5222
Valley-fill deposits form a significant class of hydrocarbon reservoirs in many basins of the world. Maximizing recovery of fluids from these reservoirs requires an understanding of the scales of fluid-flow heterogeneity present within the valley-fill system.
The USGS Energy Resources Program provides periodic assessments of the oil and natural gas endowment of the United States. New, prioritized, assessment results, as part of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) and the current National Assessment are shown above. Additional EPCA and priority basin assessment results will be posted as they become available.
Inventory of Onshore Federal Oil and Natural Gas Resources and Restrictions to Their Development (Phase III Inventory - Onshore United States)
Scientific Inventory of Onshore Federal Lands' Oil and Gas Resources and the Extent and Nature of Restrictions or Impediments to Their Development (EPCA Phase II)
Scientific Inventory Onshore Federal Lands' Oil and Gas Resources and Reserves and the Extent and Nature of Restrictions or Impediments to their Development (EPCA Phase I)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Resource Assessment
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bureau of Land Management
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