thumbnail

Status report: USGS coal assessment of the Powder River, Wyoming

Open-File Report 2006-1072

By:
, , , , and

Links

Abstract

Summary: This publication reports on the status of the current coal assessment of the Powder River Basin (PRB) in Wyoming and Montana. This slide program was presented at the Energy Information Agency's 2006 EIA Energy Outlook and Modeling Conference in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2006. The PRB coal assessment will be the first USGS coal assessment to include estimates of both regional coal resources and reserves for an entire coal basin. Extensive CBM and additional oil and gas development, especially in the Gillette coal field, have provided an unprecedented amount of down-hole geological data. Approximately 10,000 new data points have been added to the PRB database since the last assessment (2002) which will provide a more robust evaluation of the single most productive U.S. coal basin. The Gillette coal field assessment, including the mining economic evaluation, is planned for completion by the end of 2006. The geologic portion of the coal assessment work will shift to the northern and northwestern portions of the PRB before the end of 2006 while the Gillette engineering studies are finalized.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Status report: USGS coal assessment of the Powder River, Wyoming
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1072
Edition:
Online only, Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
29 p. presentation: maps, references
Number of Pages:
29
Online Only (Y/N):
Y