Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources—Southern Rocky Mountain Basins: Chapter M in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources

Open-File Report 2012-1024- M
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Edited by: Peter D. Warwick and Margo D. Corum

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has completed an assessment of the potential geologic carbon dioxide storage resources in the onshore areas of the United States. To provide geological context and input data sources for the resources numbers, framework documents are being prepared for all areas that were investigated as part of the national assessment. This report, chapter M, is the geologic framework document for the Uinta and Piceance, San Juan, Paradox, Raton, Eastern Great, and Black Mesa Basins, and subbasins therein of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. In addition to a summary of the geology and petroleum resources of studied basins, the individual storage assessment units (SAUs) within the basins are described and explanations for their selection are presented. Although appendixes in the national assessment publications include the input values used to calculate the available storage resource, this framework document provides only the context and source of the input values selected by the assessment geologists. Spatial-data files of the boundaries for the SAUs, and the well-penetration density of known well bores that penetrate the SAU seal, are available for download with the release of this report.

Suggested Citation

Merrill, M.D., Drake, R.M., II, Buursink, M.L., Craddock, W.H., East, J.A., Slucher, E.R., Warwick, P.D., Brennan, S.T., Blondes, M.S., Freeman, P.A., Cahan, S.M., DeVera, C.A., and Lohr, C.D., 2016, Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources—Southern Rocky Mountain Basins, chap. M of Warwick, P.D., and Corum, M.D., eds., Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1024–M, 59 p., at http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121024M.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Editors’ Preface
  • References Cited 
  • Conversion Factors 
  • Abbreviations
  • Abstract
  • Report Overview 
  • Uinta and Piceance Basins
  • Paradox Basin
  • San Juan Basin
  • Eastern Great Basin 
  • Raton Basin
  • Black Mesa Basin
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited 

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources—Southern Rocky Mountain Basins: Chapter M in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1024
Chapter M
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121024M
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: viii, 60 p.; Spatial Data
Country United States
State Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Other Geospatial Uinta Basin, Piceance Basin, San Juan Basin, Paradox Basin, Raton Basin, Eastern Great Basin, Black Mesa Basin
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y