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
- Improve the state’s assessment of its hydrocarbon resources,
- Identify reservoir features, untapped compartments, or recovery techniques to encourage more effective exploitation of proven reserves, and
- 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
2005 Funded Research Projects
Mesaverde Gas of Southeastern Uinta Basin, by Paul B. Anderson, consulting geologist, Salt Lake City, Utah, UGS Open-File Report 460.
Defining and Characterizing Mesaverde and Mancos Sandstone Reservoirs Based on Interpretation of Formation MicroImager (FMI) Logs, Eastern Uinta Basin, Utah, by Mark W. Longman, consulting geologist, Lakewood, Colorado, and Randolph J. Koepsell, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Greenwood Village, Colorado, Kerr McGee, EOG Resources, Questar, and Schlumberger Corporations (Colorado) contributed to the project. UGS Open-File Report 458.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reservoir Characterization of the Entrada Erg-Margin Gas Play, Utah, by Thomas H. Morris and John H. McBride, Brigham Young University Department of Geology, Provo, Utah, UGS Open-File Report 459.
Shale-Gas Reservoirs of Utah: Survey of an Unexploited Potential Energy Resource, Steven Schamel, GeoX Consulting Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, UGS Open-File Report 461.
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