Launch Map About Unconventional Energy Resources Unconventional oil and gas is differentiated from conventional hydrocarbon resources based on the state of the hydrocarbon, nature of the geologic reservoirs and the types of technologies required to extract the hydrocarbon. Conventional oil and gas deposits have a well-defined areal extent, the reservoirs are porous and permeable, the hydrocarbon is produced easily through a wellbore, and reservoirs generally do not require extensive well stimulation to produce. Unconventional hydrocarbon deposits are very diverse and difficult to characterize overall, but in general are often lower in resource concentration, dispersed over large areas, and require well stimulation or additional extraction or conversion technology. They also are often more expensive to develop per unit of energy and require a higher price to be economic.
The goals of the network are to assess: The network wells are spatial distributed throughout the State, and fifty wells are sampled on a 3-year cycle.
To date four complete sampling cycles have been completed.
Aquifer Mapping - The Survey develops and publishes county-wide aquifer maps for depicting important coastal aquifers on a more regional and holistic scale. Completed aquifer maps covering Monmouth, Ocean and Cape May counties are available for downloading or purchasing.
Burlington County and Atlantic County aquifer maps are being compiled and will be available soon. Aquifer Recharge - The Survey has published a methodology to map aquifer recharge areas and has mapped groundwater and aquifer-recharge areas on a watershed basis using Geographic Information Systems GIS.
There are approximately tidal benchmarks along the coast Geologic mapping resources measure effects of sea level and shore changes and settle riparian rights disputes.
The Survey prepared maps showing areas of historic fill covering more than five acres. For the purposes of these maps, historic fill is non-indigenous material placed to raise the topographic elevation of a location.
No representation is made as to the composition or contamination of the fill. These maps are not intended to be used at a parcel-scale.
Any local evaluation of historic fill must be conducted by appropriate governmental agencies. Carbon Capture and Sequestration - Inthe Survey joined the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership MRCSP to investigate the broad class of technologies for capturing and permanently sequestering, or storing, carbon dioxide CO2 to help stabilize atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide.
The Survey studied geologic sequestration that involves capturing and permanently storing CO2 in deep underground formations such as saline saltwater reservoirs. With funding from the USDOE and the USGS, the Survey conducted preliminary characterization of geological sequestration potential in the state and adjacent offshore region including the continental shelf and slope.
The objectives of the research were to 1 provide a preliminary characterization of potential reservoirs and confining units in the state and adjacent offshore region including the continental shelf and slope; and 2 identify geologic data and analysis needed to achieve a more detailed characterization in the future.
The testing is performed on private wells for geogenic compounds. The on-line inventory has been updated to include the Sediment Core, Rock Cuttings well cuttings and the Hand Sample collections of the Survey. For FY paper geophysical well logs and geologic maps were scanned and digitized and metadata created for uploading into the NDC.
The survey is creating metadata for antique well logs, geologic mapping field notes and maps and permanent notes and paper geologic logs of mines in New Jersey. All metadata will be entered into the NDC. Beginning inscanned images created each year under the Data Preservation program will be uploaded to the NDC and available for download as.
Images created prior to are available by request. Other issues that arise involve development impacts such as pipelines and ecological issues such as upstream withdrawals that may affect salinity.Cartobibliographies & Indexes Early Maps of the USDA Soil Survey Series, - A cartobibliography and indexes of soil survey maps for Alaska, Hawaii, California and the Pacific Northwest including Idaho, Oregon and Washington compiled by Richard Soares at CSU-Chico.
Geologic Atlas of the United States / USGS Folios - Paul Leverenz published an index to the Geologic .
As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Western GeoLogic offers a full range of geologic, environmental, and engineering consulting services to the public, private industry, and government agencies. Iowa’s bedrock, glacial deposits and soils are the rich legacy of a billion years of earth history.
They contain valuable minerals, energy resources, and ample supplies of groundwater. They also host areas of unstable ground, unforeseen risks for construction and development, and regions vulnerable to groundwater and ecosystem degradation.
About Unconventional Energy Resources. Unconventional oil and gas is differentiated from conventional hydrocarbon resources based on the state of the hydrocarbon, nature of the geologic reservoirs and the types of technologies required to extract the hydrocarbon.
Request for Hazard Modeling Contributions. The USGS requests that the earthquake hazard community bring to our attention new earthquake source and ground motion data or models that could be included in the NSHM updates.