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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Economics, Helium, and the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Summary and Outlook

Outside Publication: Natural Resources Research
In 2017, disruptions in the global supply of helium reminded consumers, distributors, and policy makers that the global helium supply chain lacks flexibility, and that attempts to increase production from the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve (the FHR) may not be able to compensate for the loss of one of the few major producers in the world...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Significance of Northeast-Trending Features in Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean

Outside Publication: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems Journal

Synthesis of seismic velocity, potential field, and geological data from Canada Basin and its surrounding continental margins suggests that a northeast-trending structural fabric has influenced the origin, evolution, and current tectonics of the basin. This structural fabric has...


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Case study - Dynamic pressure-limited capacity and costs of CO2 storage in the Mount Simon sandstone

Outside Publication: United States Association for Energy Economics

Item #21: Widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is likely necessary to be able to satisfy baseload electricity demand, to maintain diversity in the energy mix, and to achieve climate and other objectives at the lowest cost. If all of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...


Friday, December 01, 2017

The hyper-enrichment of V and Zn in black shales of the Late Devonian-Early Mississippian Bakken Formation (USA)

Outside Publication: Chemical Geology
Black shales of the Late Devonian to Early Mississippian Bakken Formation are characterized by high concentrations of organic carbon and the hyper-enrichment (> 500 to 1000s of mg/kg) of V and Zn...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Procedure for Calculating Estimated Ultimate Recoveries of Wells in the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province of North-Central Texas

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5102
n 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey published an assessment of technically recoverable continuous oil and gas resources of the Mississippian Barnett Shale in the Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province of north-central Texas. Of the two assessment units involved in the overall assessment...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Barents Basins Province and the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-O
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently assessed the potential for undiscovered petroleum resources of the East Barents Basins Province and the Novaya Zemlya Basins and Admiralty Arch Province as part of its Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2008

USGS Publication: Professional Paper 1824-N
The Timan-Pechora Basin Province is a triangular area that represents the northeasternmost cratonic block of east European Russia. A 75-year history of petroleum exploration and production in the area there has led to the discovery of more than 16 billion barrels of oil (BBO) and 40 trillion cubic feet of gas (TCFG)...

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