UGS-Funded Hydrocarbon Research

The Utah Geological Survey, using mineral lease funds, started a program in 2004 titled Characterization of Utah’s Hydrocarbon Reservoirs and Potential New Reserves. In 2010 the scope of these research projects was broadened to include all energy and mineral resources in Utah.

The program is designed to help

  1. Improve the state’s assessment of its hydrocarbon resources,
  2. Identify reservoir features, untapped compartments, or recovery techniques to encourage more effective exploitation of proven reserves, and
  3. Expand the understanding of the depositional history, trapping mechanism, source rocks, and generation/migration of hydrocarbons to promote exploration for new or untapped hydrocarbon resource


For more information contact Michael Vanden Berg, 801-538-5419,