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Exploring: Natural Resource Exploration

Exploration & development: US Rockies gas focus points up need for access, risk takers, infrastructure

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70027261 (HTML Document 16.86 KB)

and small to larger private and public companies. Natural gas become the primary focus of exploration. A discussion covers the shift of interest from ... drilling for oil to gas exploration and development in the Rockies since 1980; resource pyramid, showing relative volumes, reserves, resources, and ... Exploration & development: US Rockies gas focus points up need for access, risk takers, infrastructure Oil and Gas Journal The Publications Warehouse ... and gas exploration and production business have been turbulent. Most of the major companies have left; they have been replaced with, independents ...

Assessment of exploration bias in data-driven predictive models and the estimation of undiscovered resources

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70029904 (HTML Document 21.27 KB)

Assessment of exploration bias in data-driven predictive models and the estimation of undiscovered resources Natural Resources Research Abstract The ... , the use of training sites (resource occurrences) biased by exploration criteria and accessibility does not necessarily translate to a biased ... process of discovery is biased by accessibility factors (e.g., outcrops, roads, and lakes) and by exploration criteria. In data-driven predictive models ... predictive map. However, problems occur when evidence layers correlate with these same exploration factors. These biases then can produce a data-driven model ...

An interactive program for computer-aided map design, display, and query: EMAPKGS2

Modified 2013-01-21
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70020013 (HTML Document 19.75 KB)

Exploration and Appraisal Toolkit, a suite of user-friendly Microsoft?? Windows??? programs for natural resource exploration and management. The ... programs are designed to be used in conjunction with other Microsoft?? Windows??? software to allow the natural resource scientist to perform work ... -based electronic mapping tool for use in hydrogeologic exploration and appraisal. EMAPKGS2 allows the analyst to construct maps interactively from ... groundwater management operations, groundwater modeling projects, and geologic exploration projects. ?? 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. Additional publication ...

Afghan resource assessment fed positive outlook for exploration

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70028452 (HTML Document 17.13 KB)

Abstract Crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids/condensate resources are important for the redevelopment of Afghanistan's infrastructure ... resources. The four total petroleum systems are subdivided into units with homogeneous geologic traits and exploration efforts that include ... sufficiently homogeneous field-size populations for resource assessment. The greatest volume of undiscovered crude oil is estimated to be in the Afghanistan ... Eastern Suprasalt Thrusts and Folds Assessment Unit. The greatest volume of undiscovered natural gas is estimated to be in the Afghanistan Jurassic ...

Tapping methane hydrates for unconventional natural gas

Modified 2014-08-18
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70120941 (HTML Document 17.77 KB)

overview of gas hydrate occurrence, resource assessment, exploration, production technologies, renewability, and future challenges. Additional publication details Series title: Description: ... hydrates have never been tapped to meet increasing global energy demands. With rising natural gas prices, production from these unconventional gas deposits ...

Maintenance of the Alaska Resource Data File | USGS Mineral Resources Program

Modified 2016-10-04
https://minerals.usgs.gov/science/alaska-resource-data-file/index.html (HTML Document 14.01 KB)

is also used by the public, in particular the minerals industry, as one of the guides for mineral exploration. Products The Alaska Resource Data File ... The Alaska Resource Data File or "ARDF" was developed in the 1990's as a searchable collection of information about mines, mineral prospects, and ... Management, and other government and private sources. For each site or entry in the database a description of the geologic setting, workings and exploration ... minerals-related research and land-use issues. The USGS uses the ARDF to conduct mineral resource assessment studies and mineral deposit research. It ...

Oil and Gas, USGS-ERP

Modified 2014-12-03
https://energy.usgs.gov/OilGas.aspx (HTML Document 61.68 KB)

       

Potential hydrologic effects of developing coal and other geo-energy resources of Oregon; a review

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr811014 (HTML Document 17.86 KB)

Oregon. About 2 million acres are now under lease for petroleum and gas exploration across the State. Natural gas was discovered in northwestern Oregon in ... 1979, and current production is about 17 million cubic feet per day from five wells. Thirteen Known Geothermal Resource Areas in several parts of the ... State cover 432,000 acres, and more than 420,000 acres are under lease for geothermal exploration. No hydrologic impacts have been noted from ... exploration and production of coal or other geoenergy resources in Oregon. (USGS) Additional publication details Potential hydrologic effects of developing ...

Keith Long

https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/keith-long (HTML Document 45.00 KB)

mineral economics, earning a doctorate from the University of Arizona with a dissertation on oil and gas resource assessment.   During summers, and ... between degrees, I worked in mineral exploration, for Anaconda at the Darwin mine in California, U.S. Borax near Canyon City, Colorado, and for Asarco ... near Lewistown, Montana.  I rejoined the USGS in 1989, as a founding member of the Center for Inter-American Mineral Resource Investigations in Tucson ... , Arizona.  The Center undertook cooperative mineral resource studies in Latin America; I took part in studies in the Bolivian Altiplano and northern ...

Polar Bear

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/87173 (HTML Document 16.31 KB)

Polar bears are long-lived, late-maturing carnivores that have relatively low rates of reproduction and natural mortality. Their populations are ... susceptible to disturbance from human activities, such as the exploration and development of mineral resources or hunting. Polar bear populations have been ... an important renewable resource available to coastal communities throughout the Arctic for thousands of years. Additional publication details Polar ...

exploration-2014.pdf

Modified 2015-05-01
https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/mflow/exploration-2014.pdf (PDF Document 831.48 KB)

ongoing/completed; P - Exploration at producing site. 2 Resource estimate as of end of 2103 derived from various 2013 sources: D=measured + indicated, ID ... exploration activity conducted at the sites in 2014. Data were not verified by the USGS. Where resource data were not released, the site was ... resources at depth. Canada. Statistics as of September, 2014, released by Natural Resources Canada show 2014 planned exploration budgets through ... 16 MAY 2015 Mınıng engıneerıng www.miningengineeringmagazine.com Exploration Review by D.R. Wilburn, K.A. Stanley and N.A. Karl, National ...

Alaska: A twenty-first-century petroleum province

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70023385 (HTML Document 18.41 KB)

exploration and drilling operations, but also in development of huge, currently unmarketable natural-gas resources. Ultimately, policy decisions will ... oil and natural-gas resources, based on the most recent U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. Geological Survey and Minerals Management Service ... endowment of more than 30 billion barrels (4.8 billion m3) of oil and natural-gas liquids plus nearly 200 trillion cubic feet (5.7 trillion m3) of ... natural gas. This geologically complex region includes prospective strata within passive-margin, rift, and foreland-basin sequences. Multiple source-rock ...

exploration-2011.pdf

Modified 2013-05-13
https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/mflow/exploration-2011.pdf (PDF Document 434.18 KB)

reconfigured to make them comparable with MEG statistics, the reported exploration expenditures as of October 2011 by Natural Resources Canada would be ... years. Both China and India are investing in natural resource projects in Africa. Chinese investment in the minerals resources of Africa in 2011 ... Of the 182 nonfuel mineral exploration and development projects considered by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics ... yet available. Based on a 2011 report released by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, exploration expenditures (excluding development ...

Keith Long

https://www.usgs.gov/node/719190 (HTML Document 45.00 KB)

mineral economics, earning a doctorate from the University of Arizona with a dissertation on oil and gas resource assessment.   During summers, and ... between degrees, I worked in mineral exploration, for Anaconda at the Darwin mine in California, U.S. Borax near Canyon City, Colorado, and for Asarco ... near Lewistown, Montana.  I rejoined the USGS in 1989, as a founding member of the Center for Inter-American Mineral Resource Investigations in Tucson ... , Arizona.  The Center undertook cooperative mineral resource studies in Latin America; I took part in studies in the Bolivian Altiplano and northern ...

exploration-2012.pdf

Modified 2013-05-13
https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/mflow/exploration-2012.pdf (PDF Document 463.99 KB)

in natural resource projects in Africa. A survey of institutional investors conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that two- thirds of ... resource into a viable mine has proven to be challenging. Nunavut’s climate and lack of infrastructure have increased exploration and mining costs ... Department of Natural Resources, exploration expenditures (excluding development projects) in Alaska increased from about $264 million in 2010 to about ... Exploration Review by D.R. Wilburn, K.A. Stanley, U.S. Geological Survey This summary of international mineral exploration activities for 2012 draws upon ...

WRIR 03-4329 Stratigraphy and Vertical Hydraulic Conductivity of the St. Francois Confining Unit in the Viburnum Trend and Evaluation of the Unit in the Viburnum Trend and Exploration Areas, Southeastern Missouri

https://mo.water.usgs.gov/Reports/wri03-4329-klee/index.htm (HTML Document 9.73 KB)

Tables (PDF File - Size 141 KB) Prepared by: Michael J. Kleeschulte, USGS, and Cheryl M. Seeger, Missouri Department of Natural Resources ... , Geological Survey and Resource Assessment Division. Maintainer: Rita Choate, Webmaster Updated: March 17, 2004 ...

The web of life: Natural science information on the Internet

Modified 2016-06-17
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70162312 (HTML Document 18.54 KB)

provides a short Webliography of starting points for further exploration of this subject area. The web of life: Natural science information on the Internet Series title: ... The web of life: Natural science information on the Internet Journal of Library Administration Abstract As society has come to equate economic ... support informed decision making and wise resource management. The Internet and World Wide Web demonstrate the earliest stages of this evolving virtual ... library of the natural world, offering an increasing array of high-quality, innovative resources and services in the natural science arena. This article ...

exploration-2015.pdf

Modified 2016-04-28
https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/mflow/exploration-2015.pdf (PDF Document 5.87 MB)

overall worldwide exploration budget. Natural Resource Canada (NRC) statistics include planned exploration expenditures for a wider variety of ... assets. Resource nationalism is a policy initiated by some countries to balance promoting investment Exploration budgets of companies based in BRIC ... development; E--Active exploration; F--Feasibility work ongoing/completed; LP-Limited production; P--Exploration at producing site. 2 Resource ... resource potential. In 2007, Nautilus Minerals began exploration for massive sulfides off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Construction of a production ...

Ruth Schulte

https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/ruth-schulte (HTML Document 65.05 KB)

Biography Publications Schulte, Ruth F.; Foley, Nora K., 2014. Compilation of gallium resource data for bauxite deposits. U.S. Geological Survey Open ... .  [Link] Science and Products Compilation of gallium resource data for bauxite deposits; 2014; OFR; 2013-1272; Schulte, Ruth F.; Foley, Nora K. Year ...

Ruth Schulte

https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/ruth-schulte?qt-staff_profile_science_products=3 (HTML Document 65.05 KB)

Biography Publications Schulte, Ruth F.; Foley, Nora K., 2014. Compilation of gallium resource data for bauxite deposits. U.S. Geological Survey Open ... .  [Link] Science and Products Compilation of gallium resource data for bauxite deposits; 2014; OFR; 2013-1272; Schulte, Ruth F.; Foley, Nora K. Year ...