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Friday, December 14, 2018

Changes in microbial communities and associated water and gas geochemistry across a sulfate gradient in coal beds: Powder River Basin, USA

Outside Publication: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Competition between microbial sulfate reduction and methanogenesis drives cycling of fossil carbon and generation of CH4 in sedimentary basins. However, little is understood about the fundamental relationship between...

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Assessment of Undiscovered Continuous Oil and Gas Resources in the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas, 2018

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2018-3073
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous mean resources of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and 281 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Wolfcamp shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin in the Permian Basin Province, southeast New Mexico and west Texas...

Monday, December 03, 2018

Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Siberian Sea Basin Province, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-Y

The East Siberian Sea Basin, which lies beneath the continental shelf east of the New Siberian Islands, is one of the better-known basins in a series of postorogenic (successor) basins in the East Siberian-Chukchi Sea region because of seismic-reflection profiles and...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Long Strait Basin Province, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-AA
The Long Strait Basin is both a stand alone petroleum province and an assessment unit (AU) that lies offshore in the East Siberian Sea north of Chukotka and south of Wrangel Island. This basin is known only on the basis of gravity data and a single proprietary seismic line. In...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Federal Lands Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sequestration in the United States: Estimates for 2005–14

Report, Data Release, and Interactive Map

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5131
In January 2016, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior tasked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with producing a publicly available and annually updated database of estimated greenhouse...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A revised Triassic stratigraphic framework for the Arctic Alaska Basin

Outside Publication: AAPG Datapages Archives Bulletin:
The Triassic Shublik Formation and the Triassic–Jurassic Otuk Formation are partially age-equivalent lithostratigraphic units that were deposited in the Arctic Alaska Basin (AAB). The Shublik Formation represents proximal deposition within the basin...

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Assessment of coalbed gas resources in the Kutei and Barito Basin Provinces, Indonesia, 2018

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2018-3055
Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 10.7 trillion cubic feet of potential coalbed gas resources in the Kutei and Barito Basin Provinces of Indonesia...

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