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Assessment of coalbed gas resources in the Kutei and Barito Basin Provinces, Indonesia, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 10.7 trillion cubic feet of potential coalbed gas resources in the Kutei and Barito Basin Provinces of Indonesia.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Le, Phuong A.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Finn, Thomas M.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Marra, Kristen R.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Pitman, Janet K.; Drake, Ronald M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Le, P.A., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Brownfield, M.E., Marra, K.R., Gaswirth, S.B., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Pitman, J.K., and Drake, R.M., II, 2018, Assessment of coalbed gas resources in the Kutei and Barito Basin Provinces, Indonesia, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3055, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183055.

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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Northern West Siberian Mesozoic Composite Total Petroleum System of the West Siberian Basin Province, Russia, 2008

The West Siberian Basin Province is one of the largest sedimentary basins in the world, with an area of 2.6 million square kilometers, and the basin ranks first in the world with more than 400 billion barrels of oil-equivalent discovered petroleum. For the 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal, the U.S. Geological Survey defined a Northern West...

Moore, Thomas E.; Gautier, Donald L.; Schenk, Christopher J.
Schenk, C.J., 2018, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Northern West Siberian Mesozoic Composite Total Petroleum System of the West Siberian Basin Province, Russia, 2008, chap. Q of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824Q.

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Methodology for correcting bottomhole temperatures acquired from wireline logging measurements in the onshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico Basin to characterize the thermal regime of total petroleum systems

Characterization of the subsurface thermal regime is critical for understanding many facets of the petroleum system, from thermal maturation of organic-rich source rocks to thermal preservation and non-degradation of hydrocarbon accumulations. On a broad scale, paleo-heatflow has been mapped for the North American continent (Blackwell and Richards...

Burke, Lauri A.; Pearson, Ofori N.; Kinney, Scott A.; Pitman, Janet K.
Burke, L.A., Pearson, O.N., Kinney, S.A., and Pitman, J.M., 2018, Methodology for Correcting Bottomhole Temperatures Acquired from Wireline Logging Measurements in the Onshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico Basin to Characterize the Thermal Regime of Total Petroleum Systems: GCAGS Journal, vol. 7, p. 93-106

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Downhole log evidence for the coexistence of structure II gas hydrate and free gas below the bottom simulating reflector in the South China Sea

Stratigraphic layered pore-filling gas hydrates are identified above the bottom simulating reflector (BSR) using the well log and core data acquired at Sites W11 and W17 during the third gas hydrate drilling expedition conducted by China's Geological Survey/Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS3) in the South China...

Qian, Jin; Wang, Xiujuan; Collett, Timothy S.; Guo, Yiqun; Kang, Dongju; Jin, Jiapeng

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

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. Issues with...

Anderson, Steven T.
Anderson, S.T., 2018, Economics, Helium, and the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Summary and Outlook, Natural Resources Research, v. 27, no. 4, October, p. 455–477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-017-9359-y

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Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Putumayo-Oriente-Marañón Basin Province of Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 1.1 billion barrels of oil and 793 billion cubic feet of gas in the Putumayo-Oriente-Marañón Basin Province of Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Pitman, Janet K.; Finn, Thomas M.; Le, Phuong A.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Marra, Kristen R.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Pitman, J.K., Finn, T.M., Le, P.A., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., and Leathers-Miller, H.M., 2018, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Putumayo- Oriente-Marañón Basin Province of Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3048, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183048.

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Assessment of oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville and Bossier Formations, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey completed a geology-based assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Haynesville and Bossier Formations of the onshore and State waters portion of the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Haynesville Formation conventional oil and gas production began in the late 1930s, whereas Bossier...

Paxton, Stanley T.
Paxton, S.T., 2018, Assessment of oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville and Bossier Formations, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1135, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181135.

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U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016

IntroductionIn 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation of the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast Province (Paxton and others, 2017). The Bossier Formation was assessed using both the standard continuous (unconventional) and...

Paxton, Stanley T.; Pitman, Janet K.; Kinney, Scott A.; Gianoutsos, Nicholas J.; Pearson, Ofori N.; Whidden, Katherine J.; Dubiel, Russell F.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Burke, Lauri A.; Klett, Timothy R.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Haines, Seth S.; Varela, Brian A.; Le, Phuong A.; Finn, Thomas M.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Hawkins, Sarah J.; Marra, Kristen R.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.
Paxton, S.T., Pitman, J.K., Kinney, S.A., Gianoutsos, N.J., Pearson, O.N., Whidden, K.J., Dubiel, R.F., Schenk, C.J., Burke, L.A., Klett, T.R., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Mercier, T.J., Haines, S.S., Varela, B.A., Le, P.A., Finn, T.M., Gaswirth, S.B., Hawkins, S.J., Marra, K.R., and Tennyson, M.E., 2018, U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1134, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181134.

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U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Haynesville Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016

IntroductionIn 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville Formation of the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast Province (Paxton and others, 2017). The Haynesville Formation was assessed using both the standard continuous (...

Paxton, Stanley T.; Pitman, Janet K.; Kinney, Scott A.; Gianoutsos, Nicholas J.; Pearson, Ofori N.; Whidden, Katherine J.; Dubiel, Russell F.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Burke, Lauri A.; Klett, Timothy R.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Haines, Seth S.; Varela, Brian A.; Le, Phuong A.; Finn, Thomas M.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Hawkins, Sarah J.; Marra, Kristen R.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.
Paxton, S.T., Pitman, J.K., Kinney, S.A., Gianoutsos, N.J., Pearson, O.N., Whidden, K.J., Dubiel, R.F., Schenk, C.J., Burke, L.A., Klett, T.R., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Mercier, T.J., Haines, S.S., Varela, B.A., Le, P.A., Finn, T.M., Gaswirth, S.B., Hawkins, S.J., Marra, K.R., and Tennyson, M.E., 2018, U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Haynesville Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1130, 62 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181130.

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Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Akita Basin Province, Japan, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 111 million barrels of oil and 85 billion cubic feet of gas in the Akita Basin Province of Japan.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Finn, Thomas M.; Le, Phuong A.; Marra, Kristen R.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Drake, Ronald M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., Woodall, C.A., Finn, T.M., Le, P.A., Marra, K.R., Gaswirth, S.B., Leathers-Miller, H.M., and Drake, R.M., II, 2018, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Akita Basin Province, Japan, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3047, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183047.

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Assessment of continuous gas resources of the North Caspian Basin Province, Kazakhstan and Russia, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 84.5 trillion cubic feet of continuous gas in the North Caspian Basin Province of Kazakhstan and Russia.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Finn, Thomas M.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Le, Phuong A.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Marra, Kristen R.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Drake, Ronald M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Finn, T.M., Tennyson, M.E., Le, P.A., Brownfield, M.E., Marra, K.R., Gaswirth, S.B., Leathers-Miller, H.M., and Drake, R.M., II, 2018, Assessment of continuous gas resources of the North Caspian Basin Province, Kazakhstan and Russia, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3051, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183051.

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Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 46 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Timan-Pechora Basin Province of Russia.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Pitman, Janet K.; Le, Phuong A.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Marra, Kristen R.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Drake, Ronald M.; Klett, Timothy R.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Pitman, J.K., Le, P.A., Tennyson, M.E., Brownfield, M.E., Marra, K.R., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Drake, R.M., II, and Klett, T.R., 2018, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3050, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183050.