Natural resource assessment
Estimation of the actual or potential value of natural materials and processes.
1999 resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region. [ More info] Coal resources, stratigraphy, geochemistry, coal quality and geology of Tertiary coal beds and zones in the northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains regions. Text in PDF format and available on CD-ROM.
2010 updated assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) [ More info] We estimate mean volumes of 896 million barrels of oil and about 53 trillion cubic feet of nonassociated natural gas in conventional, undiscovered accumulations within this area, a reduction of our 2002 estimate due to new geologic information.
A methodology for conducting national-scale alluvial diamond resource potential and production capacity assessments, with a focus on artisanal mining [ More info] Geologic evidence, combined with geographical data and analyized through a geographic information system allows us to compare production statistics with likely resource estimates.
Alaska petroleum resources [ More info] Information on Alaskan energy resources in oil, petroleum, and natural gas with links to publications and other research.
An estimate of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of the world, 2012 [ More info] Using a geology-based assessment methodology, we estimated means of 565 billion barrels of conventional oil and 5,606 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered conventional natural gas in 171 priority geologic provinces of the world, exclusive of the U.S.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1002 Area, petroleum assessment, 1998, including economic analysis [ More info] Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) 1002 area's petroleum resource assessment. Text available in PDF and HTML formats.
Assessing rangelands [ More info] Fact sheet in Adobe PDF on assessing the health of rangeland by monitoring and inventory which can help land managers
Assessment of Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska, 2008 [ More info] We estimate that there are about 85 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas resources within gas hydrates in northern Alaska.
Assessment of In-Place Oil Shale Resources of the Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, Western Colorado [ More info] We estimated a total of 1.525 trillion barrels of oil are in place in seventeen oil shale zones in this area using a geology-based assessment methodology.
Assessment of In-Place Oil Shale Resources of the Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado [ More info] 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.
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