Geologic studies of deep natural gas resources

Data Series 67
Edited by: T.S. Dyman



In 1995, the USGS estimated a mean resource of 114 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered technically recoverable natural gas in plays deeper than 15,000 feet/4,572 meters in onshore regions of the United States. This volume summarizes major conclusions of ongoing work. Chapters A and B address the areal extent of drilling and distribution of deep basins in the U.S. Chapter C summarizes distribution of deep sedimentary basins and potential for deep gas in the former Soviet Union. Chapters D and E are geochemical papers addressing source-rock issues and deep gas generation. Chapter F develops a probabilistic method for subdividing gas resources into depth slices, and chapter G analyzes the relative uncertainty of estimates of deep gas in plays in the Gulf Coast Region. Chapter H evaluates the mechanism of hydrogenation of deep, high-rank spent kerogen by water, with subsequent generation of methane-rich HC gas.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic studies of deep natural gas resources
Series title Data Series
Series number 67
DOI 10.3133/ds67
Edition -
Year Published 2001
Language ENGLISH
Description One CD-ROM