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Assessment of Paleozoic Shale-Oil and Shale-Gas Resources in the Tarim Basin of China, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 1.4 billion barrels of shale oil and 26.9 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in Paleozoic formations in the Tarim Basin of 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 Paleozoic shale-oil and shale-gas resources in the Tarim Basin of China: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3011, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193011.

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Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Reggane Basin Province, Algeria, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 1.3 billion barrels of oil and 63 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Reggane Basin Province of Algeria.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Le, Phuong A.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Finn, Thomas M.; Marra, Kristen R.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Pitman, Janet K.; Drake, Ronald M.
Schenk, C.J., Brownfield, M.E., Mercier, T.J., Woodall, C.A., Le, P.A., Tennyson, M.E., Finn, T.M., Marra, K.R., Gaswirth, S.B., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Pitman, J.K., and Drake, R.M., II, 2019, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Reggane Basin Province, Algeria, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3016, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193016.

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Assessment of coal mine methane (CMM) and abandoned mine methane (AMM) resource potential of longwall mine panels: example from Northern Appalachian Basin, USA

"Coal mine methane (CMM) and abandoned mine methane (AMM), are by-products of underground coal mining. The quantity and the emission rate of CMM and AMM may vary depending on the type of mine, gas content of the mined coal seam, and gas sourced from strata and coal beds in overlying and underlying formations affected by mining. Therefore, if a...

Karacan, Cevat (Ozgen); Warwick, Peter D.
Volume 208, 1 May 2019, Pages 37-53

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Insights from Rock-Eval analysis on the influence of sample weight on hydrocarbon generation from Lower Permian organic-matter rich rocks, West Bokaro basin, India

Among the different Rock-Eval parameters, the hydrocarbons released under S2 peak of Rock-Eval is of significance as it indicates the residual hydrocarbon content of the rock. Further, through its relationship with TOC content, it helps in calculating hydrogen indices (HI) which helps in understanding the type of organic-matter present in a rock [...

Hazra, B; Karacan, Cevat (Ozgen); Devleena, Mani T; Singh, Pradeep K.; Singh, Ashok K.
Volume 106, August 2019, Pages 160-170

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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Northwest Canada Interior Basins Province, Arctic Canada

The Northwest Canada Interior Basins Province is bounded by the Mackenzie and Richardson Mountains on the southwest and west, by the Eskimo Lakes Arch on the northwest, and by the erosional limit of Paleozoic strata on the east. It lies within the far northwest part of the Paleozoic continent of Laurentia. During early Paleozoic time, it was part...

Moore, Thomas E.; Gautier, Donald L.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Pitman, Janet K.
Tennyson, M.E., and Pitman, J.K., 2019, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Northwest Canada Interior Basins Province, Arctic Canada, 2008, chap. G of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824G.

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Assessment of undiscovered continuous tight-gas resources in the Mesaverde Group and Wasatch Formation, Uinta-Piceance Province, Utah and Colorado, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 24 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Mesaverde Group and Wasatch Formation of the Uinta-Piceance Province in northeast Utah and northwest Colorado.

Drake, Ronald M.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Le, Phuong A.; Finn, Thomas M.; Johnson, Ronald C.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Marra, Kristen R.; Pitman, Janet K.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Haines, Seth S.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.
Drake, R.M., II, Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Le, P.A., Finn, T.M., Johnson, R.C., Woodall, C.A., Gaswirth, S.B., Marra, K.R., Pitman, J.K., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Haines, S.S., and Tennyson, M.E., 2019, Assessment of undiscovered continuous tight-gas resources in the Mesaverde Group and Wasatch Formation, Uinta-Piceance Province, Utah and Colorado, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3027, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193027.

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Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Eurasia Basin Province, 2008

The Eurasia Basin Petroleum Province comprises the younger, eastern half of the Arctic Ocean, including the Eurasia Basin and the outboard part of the continental margin of northern Europe in the Barents and Kara Seas. The province includes the slope and rise sedimentary prism of the Lena Delta, the north-facing outer shelf, slope, and rise of the...

Moore, Thomas E.; Gautier, Donald L.; Moore, Thomas E.; Pitman, Janet K.
Moore, T.E., and Pitman, J.K., 2019, Geology and assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Eurasia Basin Province, 2008, chap. DD of Moore, T.E., and Gautier, D.L., eds., The 2008 Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1824, 35 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1824DD.

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Overview of future USGS Gulf of Mexico buoyant storage assessment project

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a member of a U.S. Department of Energy-funded partnership headed by the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology that is working to assess the feasibility of offshore geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in the Gulf of Mexico. The role of the USGS is to assess the buoyant geologic CO2 storage...

Brennan, Sean T.

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Calcrete uranium deposits in the Southern High Plains, USA

The Southern High Plains (SHP) is a new and emerging U.S. uranium province. Here, uranyl vanadates form deposits in Pliocene to Pleistocene sandstone, dolomite, and limestone. Fifteen calcrete uranium occurrences are identified; two of these, the Buzzard Draw and Sulfur Springs Draw deposits, have combined in-place resources estimated at about 4...

Hall, Susan; Van Gosen, Bradley S.; Paces, James B.; Zielinski, Robert A.

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Ordovician Point Pleasant/Utica-Lower Paleozoic Total Petroleum System—Revisions to the Utica-Lower Paleozoic Total Petroleum System in the Appalachian Basin Province

Hydrocarbon reserves and technically recoverable undiscovered resources in continuous accumulations are present in Upper Ordovician strata in the Appalachian Basin Province. The province includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The Upper Ordovician strata are part...

Enomoto, Catherine B.; Trippi, Michael H.; Higley, Debra K.
Enomoto, C.B., Trippi, M.H., and Higley, D.K., 2019, Ordovician Point Pleasant/Utica-Lower Paleozoic Total Petroleum System—Revisions to the Utica-Lower Paleozoic Total Petroleum System in the Appalachian Basin Province: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5025, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195025.

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Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery and residual oil zone studies at the U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is preparing a national resource assessment of the potential hydrocarbons recoverable after injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) into conventional oil reservoirs in the United States. The implementation of CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) techniques can increase hydrocarbon production, and lead to incidental...

Warwick, Peter D.; Attanasi, Emil; Blondes, Madalyn S.; Brennan, Sean T.; Buursink, Marc; Doolan, Colin A.; Freeman, Philip A.; Jahediesfanjani, Hossein; Karacan, Cevat (Ozgen); Lohr, Celeste D.; Merrill, Matthew D.; Olea, Ricardo; Roueché, Jacqueline N.; Shelton, Jenna L.; Slucher, Ernie; Varela, Brian; Verma, Mahendra K.

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Assessment of Mesozoic tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 1.2 billion barrels of tight oil and 29.1 trillion cubic feet of tight gas in Mesozoic formations in the Sichuan Basin of 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 Mesozoic tight-oil and tight-gas resources in the Sichuan Basin of China, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3010, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193010.