U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016

Open-File Report 2018-1134
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Introduction

In 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation of the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast Province (Paxton and others, 2017). The Bossier Formation was assessed using both the standard continuous (unconventional) and conventional methodologies established by the USGS for three assessment units (AUs): (1) Bossier Eastern Shelf Sandstone Gas and Oil AU, (2) Bossier Western Shelf Sandstone Gas AU, and (3) Bossier Shale Continuous Gas AU. A fourth assessment unit, the Upper Jurassic Downdip Continuous Gas AU, was also defined but was not quantitatively assessed because of limited well data within the extent of the AU. The revised assessment resulted in total estimated mean resources of 2.9 billion barrels of oil, 108.6 trillion cubic feet of gas, and 1.1 billion barrels of natural gas liquids. The purpose of this report is to provide supplemental documentation of the input parameters used in the USGS 2016 Bossier Formation assessment.

Suggested Citation

Paxton, S.T., Pitman, J.K., Kinney, S.A., Gianoutsos, N.J., Pearson, O.N., Whidden, K.J., Dubiel, R.F., Schenk, C.J., Burke, L.A., Klett, T.R., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Mercier, T.J., Haines, S.S., Varela, B.A., Le, P.A., Finn, T.M., Gaswirth, S.B., Hawkins, S.J., Marra, K.R., and Tennyson, M.E., 2018, U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1134, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181134.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Summary Input-Data Forms for Assessment
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey input-data forms for the assessment of the Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2018-1134
DOI 10.3133/ofr20181134
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description iii, 48 p.
Other Geospatial Upper Jurassic Bossier Formation
Online Only (Y/N) Y