Geologic assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the U.S. portion of the Michigan Basin

Data Series 69-T
National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project
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In 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas potential of the U.S. portion of the Michigan Basin. For this assessment, the Michigan Basin includes most of the State of Michigan, as well as parts of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The assessment was based on the geologic elements of each of the six total petroleum systems defined in the basin, including (1) hydrocarbon source rocks (source-rock maturation and hydrocarbon generation and migration), (2) reservoir rocks (sequence stratigraphy and petrophysical properties), and (3) hydrocarbon traps (trap formation and timing). Using this geologic framework, the USGS estimated mean technically recoverable undiscovered continuous and conventional resources that total 990 million barrels of oil, 11.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 219 million barrels of natural gas liquids.

Digital Data Series 69-T (DDS-69-T) is cataloged in the Pubs Warehouse as Data Series 69-T (DS-69-T).

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the U.S. portion of the Michigan Basin
Series title Data Series
Series number 69
Chapter T
DOI 10.3133/ds69T
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center, Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description Report: 4 Chapters, variously paged; Michigan Basin Database
Public Comments Also available in DVD format; see Data Series 69-T for ordering information.
Country United States
State Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Other Geospatial Michigan Basin
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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