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Digital Data Series 69–II

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

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

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

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This report presents a digital map of coalbed-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 coalbed-gas assessment units (AUs). This is the third 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 hardcopy 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 coalbed-gas assessment publications and web pages.

First posted December 17, 2014

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Director, Central Energy Resources Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, MS-939
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225–0046

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U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources Team, and Biewick, L.R.H., compiler, 2014, Map of assessed coalbed-gas resources in the United States, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 69–II, 14 p., 1 pl., GIS data package,


ISSN 2327-638X (online)




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