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Assessment of in-place oil shale resources of the Green River Formation, Greater Green River Basin in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah

Fact Sheet 2011-3063

Oil Shale Assessment Project Fact Sheet
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently (2011) completed an assessment of in-place oil shale resources, regardless of grade, in the Eocene Green River Formation of the Greater Green River Basin in southwestern Wyoming, northwestern Colorado, and northeastern Utah. Green River Formation oil shale also is present in the Piceance Basin of western Colorado and in the Uinta Basin of eastern Utah and western Colorado, and the results of these assessments are published separately. No attempt was made to estimate the amount of oil that is economically recoverable because there has not yet been an economic method developed to recover the oil from Green River Formation oil shale.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of in-place oil shale resources of the Green River Formation, Greater Green River Basin in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3063
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
State:
Wyoming;Colorado;Utah
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N