Energy Resources Program
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.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2010–1072
The purpose of this report is to make available to the public RockEval and vitrinite reflectance data from more than 1,900 samples of Mesozoic and Tertiary rock core and coal samples in the Gulf of Mexico area in a format that facilitates inclusion into a geographic information system.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Press Release & Publication"These new findings underscore the challenge of predicting whether oil or gas will be found in frontier areas and the importance of analyzing the geologic characteristics and history of an area in order to understand the oil and gas resources,” explains USGS Director, Dr. Marcia McNutt.
Friday, September 17, 2010
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2010-1210
Well tests in Wainwright, Alaska, confirmed the gas content of the coal reservoir within this area. If producible, the Wainwright coal bed contains sufficient gas to serve as a long-term source of energy for the community.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
USGS Publication: Open–File Report 2009–1112
This economic analysis of the Alaska North Slope resource assessments is based on undiscovered assessed accumulation distributions represented by the aggregation of all four assessed areas and incorporates updates of costs and technological and fiscal assumptions used in the initial economic analysis that accompanied the geologic assessment of each study area.
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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