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In-place oil shale resources examined by grade in the major basins of the Green River Formation, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming

Fact Sheet 2012-3145

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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a total of 4.285 trillion barrels of oil in-place in the oil shale of the three principal basins of the Eocene Green River Formation. Using oil shale cutoffs of potentially viable (15 gallons per ton) and high grade (25 gallons per ton), it is estimated that between 353 billion and 1.146 trillion barrels of the in-place resource have a high potential for development.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
In-place oil shale resources examined by grade in the major basins of the Green River Formation, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3145
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
3 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado;Utah;Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Eocene Green River Formation