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Assessment of In-Place Oil Shale Resources of the Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, we estimated a total of 1.32 trillion barrels of oil in place in eighteen oil shale zones in this Eocene geologic unit.

by Johnson, Ronald C.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Brownfield, Michael E.; and Self, Jesse G.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3010
Related topics:
Eocene, Economic geology, Natural resource assessment, Oil shale resources
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Carbon, Duchesne, Grand, Rio Blanco, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch
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