U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USGS: New Insight on GOM Gas Hydrates
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Scientists return from a 15‑day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with high-resolution seismic data and imagery of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations.
USGS Estimate of Bakken, Three Forks Doubles
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 The US Geological Survey updates its assessment of the Bakken and Three Forks formations; inclusion of Three Forks data boosts resource estimate for Williston Basin.
Alaska Proposes Changes to Hydraulic Fracturing Rules
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 An Alaskan regulatory agency has proposed changes to rules governing hydraulic fracturing activity as the industry begins to look at Alaska's shale oil and gas potential.
API: EPA Pavilion Analysis Not Scientific, Sound
Thursday, October 18, 2012 USGS did a better job conducting water quality testing at the Pavilion gas field, while the EPA's groundwater investigation did not involve "scientific and sound" methods, says API.
USGS Report Shows No Evidence Linking Hydraulic Fracturing to Water
Friday, September 28, 2012 The two reports released by the USGS provide no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has created impacts to groundwater, an EnCana spokesperson tells Rigzone.
Wyoming Gov.: Science Will Guide Reaction to Water Investigation
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Gov. Mead said he feels the process used to collect data this spring from two monitoring wells near Pavilion was an improvement on the process used by the EPA last year.
USGS Releases New Estimates for Global O&G Reserves
Monday, June 18, 2012 The USGS estimates that the mean undiscovered, conventional reserve additions in the world total 665B barrels of oil, 1,429 Tcf of natural gas, and 16B barrels of natural gas liquids.
USGS: Estimate of Conventional Gas Resources Grows Internationally
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The world has more undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources than previously estimated, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's World Petroleum Assessment.
USGS Boosts Marcellus Estimates
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 Tcf of gas and 3.4 billion barrels of natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the USGS.
Spectrum's Levantine Basin Seismic Validated by USGS
Thursday, April 22, 2010 An estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas are in the eastern Mediterranean's Levant Basin Province, according to a new report released by the United States Geological Survey.
U.S. Pitches Shale Gas Studies Overseas
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 The Obama administration has asked nearly a dozen countries, including China and India, if the U.S. can assess their potential shale gas resources.
Orinoco Oil Reserves Total 513B Barrels
Friday, January 22, 2010 The U.S. Geological Service said Friday that Venezuela's oil-rich Orinoco Belt holds 513 billion barrels of recoverable oil -- far more reserves than originally estimated.
US Gas Hydrates Find Has Worldwide Implications
Friday, June 12, 2009 The recent US GOM gas hydrate find is the first of its kind, establishing methodology for making similar discoveries worldwide.
Helix ESG Finishes Methane Gas Hydrate Slimhole Drilling Project in GOM
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 Helix ESG announced that its unique multi-service vessel, the Q4000, has successfully finished a 21-day deepwater drilling project in the Gulf of Mexico, in support of a Methane Hydrates Joint Industry Program.
US Geological Survey Spies 'Promising' Hydrate Reserve in GOM
Friday, May 15, 2009 A research team led by the U.S. Geological Survey in search of producible hydrate to add to the nation's energy portfolio has identified "the most promising" gas hydrate deposits yet in the Gulf of Mexico.
API Notes USGS' 53% Increase Estimate for Piceance Basin Oil Shale
Thursday, April 02, 2009 The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement on the U.S. Geological Survey increasing by 53% the resource estimate for Piceance Basin oil shale.
Brazil Conducts Energy Pow-Wows for Exploration Offshore Cuba
Thursday, March 19, 2009 Petrobras may commence drilling offshore Cuba within a year and is in the process of securing seismic data in Cuban waters, where billions of barrels of crude may be found.
NightHawk's Waterflood Projects 'Bearing Fruit,' Xenia Project Underway
Thursday, September 18, 2008 Nighthawk Energy issued an operational update on its Buchanan Group Projects and Devon oilfield, as well as news on its recent acquisition of the Xenia Project.
US: Arctic Survey to Help Resource-Rights Claims
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 The U.S. State Department announced Monday a joint U.S.-Canada scientific expedition to map the Arctic seabed as part of an effort to claim ownership of underlying natural resources.
The Arctic Holds an Estimated 90B Barrels of Crude, 1,670TCF of Gas
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 A report by the U.S. Geological Survey found that the area north of the Arctic Circle has an estimated 90 billion barrels of crude oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, more than the proved oil and gas reserves of Russia.