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Assessment of continuous oil resources in the Eastern Great Basin Province of Nevada, Utah, and Idaho, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quantitatively assessed the potential for undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous oil and gas resources in the Eastern Great Basin Province (Anna and others, 2007) of Nevada, Utah, and Idaho (fig. 1). The assessment focused on the area of the province between the Roberts Mountains and...

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Finn, Thomas M.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Marra, Kristen R.; Le, Phuong A.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Drake, Ronald M.; Kinney, Scott A.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Finn, T.M., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Brownfield, M.E., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Drake, R.M., II, and Kinney, S.A., 2019, Assessment of continuous oil resources in the Eastern Great Basin Province of Nevada, Utah, and Idaho, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3002, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193002.

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Improving pressure-limited CO2 storage capacity in saline formations by means of brine extraction

The carbon dioxide (CO2) storage capacity of saline formations may be constrained by reservoir pressure limitations. Brine extraction could be necessary to increase the CO2 storage capacity of a given formation, manage the extent of the underground CO2 plume and induced pressure front, and control the migration direction. To estimate the...

Jahediesfanjani, Hossein; Anderson, Steven T.; Warwick, Peter D.

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Assessment of shale-oil resources of the Sirte Basin Province, Libya, 2019

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 23.7 billion barrels of shale oil and 23 trillion cubic feet of associated gas in the onshore part of the Sirte Basin Province of Libya.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Le, Phuong A.; Pitman, Janet K.; Drake, Ronald M.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Finn, Thomas M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Le, P.A., Pitman, J.K., Drake, R.M., II, Brownfield, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., and Finn, T.M., 2019, Assessment of shale-oil resources of the Sirte Basin Province, Libya, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3028, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193028.

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Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Sirte and Pelagian Basin Provinces of Libya, Tunisia, Malta, and Italy, 2019

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 16.4 billion barrels of oil and 106.3 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Sirte and Pelagian Basin Provinces of Libya, Tunisia, Malta, and Italy.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Le, Phuong A.; Pitman, Janet K.; Drake, Ronald M.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Finn, Thomas M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., Le, P.A., Pitman, J.K., Drake, R.M., II, Brownfield, M.E., and Finn, T.M., 2019, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Sirte and Pelagian Basin Provinces of Libya, Tunisia, Malta, and Italy, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3030, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193030.

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Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of the Grand Erg/Ahnet Province, Algeria, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 378 million barrels of oil and 7 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Grand Erg/Ahnet Province of Algeria.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Finn, Thomas M.; Le, Phuong A.; Pitman, Janet K.; Drake, Ronald M.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Le, P.A., Pitman, J.K., Drake, R.M., II, Brownfield, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., and Leathers-Miller, H.M., 2019, Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of the Grand Erg/Ahnet Province, Algeria, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3031, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193031.

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Statistics of petroleum exploration in the world outside the United States and Canada through 2015

The world’s future oil and gas supplies depend on existing reserves and the additions to those reserves that may result, in part, from ongoing exploration and new discoveries. This Circular summarizes available oil and gas exploration data for the world outside the United States and Canada (the study area) through 2015. It updates U.S. Geological...

Attanasi, Emil D.; Freeman, Philip A.
Attanasi, E.D., and Freeman, P.A., 2019, Statistics of petroleum exploration in the world outside the United States and Canada through 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1450, 237 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1450.

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Estimating the pressure-limited dynamic capacity and costs of basin-scale CO2 storage in a Saline Formation

Deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be necessary to be able to satisfy baseload electricity demand, maintain diversity in the energy mix, and achieve mitigation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at lowest cost (IPCC, 2015; U.S. DOE, 2016). If basin-, regional- or national-scale deployment of CCS is needed, it may be possible...

Anderson, Steven T.; Jahediesfanjani, Hossein

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Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in the Beetaloo Basin, Australia, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 429 million barrels of continuous oil and 8 trillion cubic feet of continuous gas in the Beetaloo Basin of northern Australia.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Finn, Thomas M.; Marra, Kristen R.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Drake, Ronald M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Finn, T.M., Marra, K.R., Brownfield, M.E., Leathers-Miller, H.M., and Drake, R.M., II, 2019, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in the Beetaloo Basin, Australia, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3013, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193013.

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Assessment of tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Junggar and Santanghu Basins of Northwestern China, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 241 million barrels of tight oil and 10.1 trillion cubic feet of tight gas in the Junggar and Santanghu Basins of northwestern China.

Potter, Christopher J.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Finn, Thomas M.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Marra, Kristen R.; Le, Phuong A.; Drake, Ronald M.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Pitman, Janet K.
Potter, C.J., Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Woodall, C.A., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Drake, R.M., II, Brownfield, M.E., and Pitman, J.K., 2019, Assessment of tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Junggar and Santanghu Basins of northwestern China, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3012, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193012.

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Viable long-term gas hydrate testing site confirmed on the Alaska north slope

In December 2018, data acquired in a Stratigraphic Test Well drilled from the 7-11-12 pad in the western part of the Prudhoe Bay Unit, Alaska North Slope confirmed the occurrence of two high-quality reservoirs fully saturated with gas hydrate. The drilling was the initial phase of a planned, three-well program designed to conduct an extended...

Ray Boswell; Scott Marsteller; Nori Okinaka; Motoi Wakatsuki; Collett, Timothy S.; Robert Hunter; Tom Walsh; David Itter; Stephen Crumley

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An ANCOVA model for porosity and its uncertainty for oil reservoirs based on TORIS dataset

Porosity is one of the most important parameters to assess in-place oil or gas in reservoirs, and to evaluate recovery from enhanced production operations. Since it is relatively well-established to determine porosity using different laboratory and field methods, its value is usually determined at many locations across a reservoir as part of the...

Karacan, Cevat (Ozgen)

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Trends in biodiversity and habitat quantification tools used for market‐based conservation in the United States

Market-based conservation mechanisms are designed to facilitate conservation and mitigation actions for habitat and biodiversity. Their potential is partly hindered, however, by issues surrounding the quantification tools used to assess habitat quality and functionality. Specifically, a lack of transparency and standardization in tool...

Chiavacci, Scott J.; Pindilli, Emily J.