Oil Shale

Projects

Uinta Basin Water Study
Water-Related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery and Potential Oil Shale Development in the Uinta Basin, Utah

Presentations

Basin-wide evaluation of the uppermost Green River Formation’s oil-shale resource, Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado

Michael Vanden Berg, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at the 28th Oil Shale Symposium, November 2008.

pdf pdf file from PowerPoint (3MB)

Utah’s Oil Shale Deposits: Stratigraphy and
Resource Evaluation

Michael Vanden Berg, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at the 27th Oil Shale Symposium, October 2007.

pdf pdf file from PowerPoint (3MB)

Re-examination of Utah’s oil shale deposits:
Historical database and new resource evaluation

Michael D. Vanden Berg and David E. Tabet, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at the GSA – Rocky Mountain Section, May 2007.

pdf pdf file from PowerPoint (2MB)
Posters

Basin-wide evaluation of the uppermost Green River Formation’s oil shale resource, Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado

Michael D. Vanden Berg, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at the AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, CO, June 2009

pdf pdf file, Poster panel 1 (4MB)
pdf pdf file, Poster panel 2 (18MB)

Utah’s Oil Shale Deposits: Stratigraphy and
Resource Evaluation

Michael Vanden Berg and David Tabet, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at the AAPG-RMS, Snowbird, Utah, October 2007.

pdf pdf file, Poster part 1 (7MB)
pdf pdf file, Poster part 2 (2MB)

Re-examination of Utah’s oil shale resources: Historical database and new research

Michael Vanden Berg and David Tabet, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at the 26th Oil Shale Symposium, Colorado School of Mines, 2006.

pdf pdf file (3MB)
Publications

Basin-wide evaluation of the uppermost Green River Formation’s oil-shale resource, Uinta Basin, Utah and Coloradoby Michael D. Vanden Berg, 2008, Special Study 128 (pdf)

Plate 1. Isopach and overburden thickness for a continuous interval averaging 50 gallons per ton of rock (pdf)
Plate 2. Isopach and overburden thickness for a continuous interval averaging 35 gallons per ton of rock (pdf)
Plate 3. Isopach and overburden thickness for a continuous interval averaging 25 gallons per ton of rock (pdf)
Plate 4. Isopach and overburden thickness for a continuous interval averaging 15 gallons per ton of rock (pdf)
Plate 5. Ownership of lands containing oil-shale resources (pdf)
Plate 6. Conventional oil and natural gas fields shown with isopach and overburden thickness for a continuous interval averaging 25 gallons of oil per ton of rock (pdf)
Plate 7. BLM lands available for application for leasing under the proposed plan amendment for commercial oil-shale development in Utah (pdf)
Plate 8. Uinta Basin’s potential economic oil-shale resource (pdf)

Utah oil shale database, compiled by Michael D. Vanden Berg, John R. Dyni, and David E. Tabet, CD, 2006, OFR-469 $24.95
Summary report (pdf – 14.5MB)
Purchase at Natural Resources Map & Bookstore.

Survey Notes article: Utah likely to be a key player in future oil shale development, (pdf) pages 5-6, January 2006, v.38, no.1.

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