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Johnson, R.C. and Birdwell, J.E., 2017, Evolution of the Lower Tertiary Elko Lake Basin, a Potential Lacustrine Petroleum Source Rock in Northeast Nevada: Conference Proceedings AAPG PS/RMS Joint Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2016.

Johnson, R.C., Birdwell, J.E., Mercier, T.J., 2017, Petroleum generation and migration from the oil shale interval of the Eocene Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah: Conference Proceedings AAPG PS/RMS Joint Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2016.

 
Birdwell, J.E., Vanden Berg, M.D., Johnson, R.C., Mercier, T.J., Boehlke, A., Brownfield, M.E., 2016, Geological, geochemical, and reservoir characterization of the Uteland Butte member of the Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah, in Dolan, M.P., Higley, D.K., Lillis, P.G., ed., Hydrocarbon Source Rocks in Unconventional Plays, Rocky Mountain Region: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Chapter 12, p. 352-378.

Johnson, R.C., Birdwell, J.E., Mercier, T.J., 2016, Generation and Migration of Bitumen and Oil from the Oil Shale Interval of the Eocene Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah, in Dolan, M.P., Higley, D.K., Lillis, P.G., ed., Hydrocarbon Source Rocks in Unconventional Plays, Rocky Mountain Region: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Chapter 13, p. 379.

Johnson, R.C., Birdwell, J.E., Mercier, T.J., Brownfield, M.E., 2016, Geology of tight oil and potential tight oil reservoirs in the lower part of the Green River Formation, Uinta, Piceance, and Greater Green River Basins, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5008, 63 p.,.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165008

Johnson, R.C., Dietrich, J.D., and Mercier, T.J., 2015, Updated tops file for Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary units, Piceance Basin, northwest Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1036, 16 p.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151036

Washburn, K.E., Birdwell, J.E., Foster, M., Gutierrez, F., 2015, Detailed Description of Oil Shale Organic and Mineralogical Heterogeneity via Fourier Transform Infrared Microscopy: Energy and Fuels, 2015, 29(7), pp 4264-4271.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00807

Johnson, R.C., Birdwell, J.E., Brownfield, M.E., Mercier, T.J., 2015, Mass-movement deposits in the lacustrine Eocene Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, western Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1044, 13 p.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151044

Johnson, R.C., and Brownfield, M.E., 2015, Development, evolution, and destruction of the saline mineral area of Eocene Lake Uinta, Piceance Basin, western Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5176, 76 p., 2 pl.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135176

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