Natural gas resources
Stocks of naturally formed hydrocarbon gases which are usually associated with petroleum fields. Useful for heating, they are principally methane, but can be ethane, butane, or propane.
Geology of the Devonian Marcellus Shale--Valley and Ridge province, Virginia and West Virginia--a field trip guidebook for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting, September 28-29, 2011 [ More info] Detailed background information with descriptions of sites and photos explaining the geology of this organic-rich shale unit that has recently become a significant source of natural gas resources.
Map showing geology, oil and gas fields and geologic provinces of Africa, ver. 2.0 [ More info] Digitally compiled interactive maps with links to metadata, descriptions of map units, and data files.
National Oil and Gas Assessment [ More info] Links to oil and gas assessment maps of major basins in the United States and to related publications, and products.
Thermal Properties of Methane Gas Hydrates [ More info] This unusual form of hydrocarbons can alter the thermal properties of host sediments; the analysis presented here helps us understand how those sediments might behave under natural or human-induced changes in the environment.
World petroleum assessment [ More info] A rigorous geologic foundation for estimating world undiscovered energy resources. Links to world energy resources text and maps (PDF format), total petroleum system (TPS), and world geologic maps.
World Petroleum Assessment 2000: description and results [ More info] World Petroleum Assessment 2000 estimates of the quantities of conventional oil, gas, and natural gas liquids outside the United States that have the potential to be added to reserves in the next 30 years (1995 to 2025).
An evaluation of the science needs to inform decisions on Outer Continental Shelf energy development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska [ More info] We need refined regional understanding of climate change, effective oil-spill risk assessment, preparedness, and response, an analysis of cumulative effects (natural and human), better geospatial data for the area, in an integrated approach.
Assessing effects of energy development in Colorado and New Mexico [ More info] Outlines information needed to enable effective local decision making regarding the installation, siting, and effects of energy resource facilities.
Central Energy Team publications [ More info] Catalog of USGS publications on energy resources of the U.S. including online publications, paper publications, and geospatial products (interactive maps and GIS data)
Coal-bed methane: potential and concerns [ More info] Fact sheet in PDF format on occurrence and recoverability of coalbed methane in the U.S. and related environmental concerns.
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