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USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2020-1126 (Dec 2020) 
Structure contour and isopach maps of the Wolfcamp shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2020-3045 (Dec 2020) 
Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk and Tokio and Eutaw Formations, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2019

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2020-3046 (Nov 2020) 
Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of Southeast Asia, 2020

Outside Publication: Environmental Science & Technology (Oct 2020) 
Utica shale play oil and gas brines: Geochemistry and factors influencing wastewater management

Outside Publication: AAPG Bulletin (Sept 2020) 
Introduction to Special Issue: Gas Hydrates in Green Canyon Block 955, deep-water Gulf of Mexico: Part I

Outside Publication: AAPG Bulletin (Sept 2020) 
Pressure coring operations during The University of Texas-Gulf of Mexico 2-1 (UT-GOM2-1) Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition in Green Canyon Block 955, northern Gulf of Mexico

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2020-3036 (Sept 2020) 
Assessment of undiscovered gas resources of the Sacramento Basin Province in California, 2019

Outside Publication: AAPG-EMD (Aug 2020) 
EMD Gas Hydrates Committee annual report

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5077 (Aug 2020) 
Steps taken for calculating estimated ultimate recoveries of wells in the Eagle Ford Group and associated Cenomanian–Turonian strata, U.S. Gulf Coast, Texas, 2018

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2020-3037 (July 2020) 
Assessment of water and proppant quantities associated with petroleum production from the Eagle Ford Group, Gulf Coast, Texas, 2019

Outside Publication (Series): National Energy Technology Laboratory (June 2020) - 2018 Stratigraphic Test Well Program

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5042 (Jun 2020) 
Procedure for calculating estimated ultimate recoveries of wells in the Wolfcamp shale of the Midland Basin, Permian Basin Province, Texas

USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2020-3027 (Jun 2020) 
Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in the Ordovician Collingwood Formation and Utica Shale of the Michigan Basin Province, 2019

 

Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geology Publications

Outside Publication: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (Nov 2020) 
Estimating the net costs of brine production and disposal to expand pressure-limited dynamic capacity for basin-scale CO2 storage in a saline formation

Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal Geology (Nov 2020) 
Examination of inertinite within immature Eagle Ford Shale at the nanometer-scale using atomic force microscopy-based infrared spectroscopy

Outside Publication: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (Oct 2020) 
Four-dimensional thermal evolution of the East African Orogen: Accessory phase petrochronology of crustal profiles through the Tanzanian Craton and Mozambique Belt, northeastern Tanzania

Outside Publication: Minerals (Oct 2020) 
Photoluminescence imaging of whole zircon grains on a petrographic microscope—An underused aide for geochronologic studies

Outside Publication: Organic Geochemistry (Dec 2020) 
Comparability and reproducibility of biomarker ratio values measured by GC-QQQ-MS

Outside Publication: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Dec 2020) 
Position-specific distribution of hydrogen isotopes in natural propane: Effects of thermal cracking, equilibration and biodegradation

Outside Publication: Marine and Petroleum Geology (Nov 2020) 
Characterization of the unconventional Tuscaloosa marine shale reservoir in southwestern Mississippi, USA: Insights from optical and SEM petrography

USGS Publication: Circular 1469 (Sep 2020) 
Geomagnetism Program research plan, 2020–2024

Outside Publication: Chemical Geology (Sep 2020) 
Origin and geochemistry of formation waters from the lower Eagle Ford Group, Gulf Coast Basin, south central Texas

Outside Publication: Frontiers in Microbiology (Sep 2020) 
Repetitive sampling and control threshold improve 16S rRNA results from produced waters associated with hydraulically fractured shales

Outside Publication: Energy & Fuels (Aug 2020) 
Exploring methane behavior in Marcellus Shale micropores via contrast matching neutron scattering

Outside Publication: Science Advances (Aug 2020) 
Quantifying ecospace utilization and ecosystemengineering during the early Phanerozoic—The role of bioturbation and bioerosion

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Map 3457 (July 2020) 
Structure contour and overburden maps of the Niobrara interval of the Upper Cretaceous Cody Shale in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming and Montana

USGS Publication: Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5104 (Jun 2020) 
Conceptual framework and approach for conducting a geoenvironmental assessment of undiscovered uranium resources

 

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Date published: October 28, 2020

USGS National and Global Oil and Gas Assessment Project-Gulf Coast Mesozoic Province, Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk Group and Tokio and Eutaw Formations Assessment Units and Input Data Forms

This data release contains the boundaries of assessment units and input data for the assessment of oil and gas resources in the Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk Group and Tokio and Eutaw Formations in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Arkansas. The Assessment Unit is the fundamental unit used in the National Assessment Project for the assessment of undiscovered oil and gas

Date published: October 14, 2020

Data Release for “Comparability and reproducibility of biomarker ratio values measured by GC-QQQ-MS”

This data release includes biomarker ratio values calculated from measurements made at the USGS for the reference oil NSO-1 that were reported in a journal article entitled Comparability and reproducibility of biomarker ratio values measured by GC-QQQ-MS.

Date published: September 30, 2020

Coking coal of the United States: Modern and historical locations of coking coal mining locations and chemical, rheological, petrographic, and other data from modern samples

For the open-file report we collected new coking coal samples from Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas and analyzed them for proximate and ultimate analyses; calorific value; sulfur forms; major-, minor-, and trace-element abundances; free swelling indices; Gieseler plasticity; ASTM dilatation; coal petrography, and several other tests [air-dry loss (ADL), res

Date published: September 9, 2020

USGS National and Global Oil and Gas Assessment Project - Sacramento Basin, Conventional and Continuous Assessment Unit Boundaries and Assessment Input Data Forms

This data release contains the boundaries of assessment units and input data for the assessment of undiscovered gas resources of the Sacramento Basin province in California. The Assessment Unit is the fundamental unit used in the National Assessment Project for the assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources. The Assessment Unit is defined within the context of the higher-level Total...

Date published: July 31, 2020

Organic petrographic evaluation of carbonaceous material in sediments of the Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.

This study describes the application of organic petrology techniques to quantify the amount of coal and carbonaceous combustion by-products (i.e., coke, coal tar/pitch, cenospheres) in sediments taken from the Kinnickinnic River adjacent to the former site of the Milwaukee Solvay Coke and Gas Company. The site produced metallurgical coke and coal-gasification by-products from 1902-19

Date published: July 27, 2020

Input forms for 2019 water and proppant assessment of the Eagle Ford Group, Gulf Coast, Texas

The input form provides a record of the complete input values required for the quantitative assessment of water and proppant associated with oil and gas production for the continuous oil and gas resource in a geologically defined Assessment Unit. The same input form template is used for all such assessments. Each USGS water and proppant assessment builds from a USGS petroleum assessment that...

Date published: July 2, 2020

Tops file for the Niobrara interval of the Upper Cretaceous Cody Shale and associated strata in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming

The Bighorn Basin is a large Laramide structural and sedimentary basin that encompasses about 10,400 square miles in north-central Wyoming and south-central Montana (fig. 1). The basin is bounded on the northeast by the Pryor uplift, on the east by the Bighorn uplift and on the south by the Owl Creek uplift. The northern margin is formed by a zone of faulting and folding referred to as th

Date published: June 9, 2020

Nanoscale Molecular Composition of Solid Bitumen from the Eagle Ford Group Across a Natural Thermal Maturity Gradient

Solid bitumen is a petrographically-defined secondary organic matter residue produced during petroleum generation and subsequent oil transformation. The presence of solid bitumen impacts many shale reservoir properties including porosity, permeability, and hydrocarbon generation and storage, amongst others. Furthermore, solid bitumen reflectance is an important parameter for assessing the