Skip Links

USGS - science for a changing world

Digital Data Series DDS 69–HH

U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources Project

Map of Assessed Tight-Gas Resources in the United States, 2014

U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources Team, and Laura R.H. Biewick, compiler

Thumbnail of and link to report PDF (5.8 MB)Abstract

This report presents a digital map of tight-gas resource assessments in the United States as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS quantitatively estimated potential volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources within tight-gas assessment units (AUs). This is the second digital map product in a series of USGS unconventional oil and gas resource maps. The map plate included in this report can be printed in hard-copy form or downloaded in a Geographic Information System (GIS) data package, including an ArcGIS ArcMap document (.mxd), geodatabase (.gdb), and published map file (.pmf). In addition, the publication access table contains hyperlinks to current USGS tight-gas assessment publications and web pages.

First posted September 24, 2014

For additional information, contact:
Director, Central Energy Resources Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, MS-939
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225—0046 78754-4733

Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is recommended that you download the documents to your computer and open them with Adobe Reader. PDF documents opened from your browser may not display or print as intended. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader, free of charge. More information about viewing, downloading, and printing report files can be found here.

Suggested citation:

U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources Team, and Biewick, L.R.H., compiler, 2014, Map of assessed tight-gas resources in the United States, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 69–HH, 6 p., 1 pl., GIS data package,

ISSN 2327-132X (online)




Print Map

Web Services

Download Maps and Data



References Cited

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Contact USGS
Page Last Modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 02:40:39 PM