Geologic sources of energy

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Edited by: Thomas K. BundtzenWarren J. NoklebergRaymond A. PriceDavid W. Scholl, and David B. Stone

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Abstract

This chapter describes the exploration, development, and geologic setting of petroleum resources (including tar sands), coal resources (including coalbed methane), and geothermal energy resources of the Northern Cordillera.For petroleum resources, the chapter describes: (1) the history of petroleum development and production, first for Alaska and then for the Canadian Cordillera; and (2) generalized basin analysis geologic settings for the six major petroleum basins that are illustrated in summary maps and cross sections. Subsequent sections of the chapter describe the nature and geologic setting of tar sand resources, geothermal energy resources, and coal resources. The area distribution of the energy resources of the region are depicted in the Energy Resources Map that has multiple layers that can be displayed in various arrangements. Employing this map in a separate window while reading the text will be greatly beneficial. Many geographic names are employed in the descriptions throughout this chapter. While reading this chapter, viewing the Geographic Regions Layer of the Energy Resources Map, as needed, will be valuable.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Geologic sources of energy
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description E-book
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Dynamic geology of the Northern Cordillera (Alaska and western Canada) and adjacent marine areas: Tectonics, hazards, and resources