Skip Links

USGS - science for a changing world

Data Series 181

Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado, Oil Shale Geodatabase

By U.S. Geological Survey

Oil Shale DataPreview Data
Data Series 181
Oil Shale Data JPEG (663 kB)

This geodatabase is a digital reproduction of three legacy USGS oil shale publications--MF-958 (Pitman and Johnson, 1978), MF-1069 (Pitman, 1979), and OC-132 (Pitman and others, 1990). The database consists of 106 feature classes in three feature datasets organized by publication. Each dataset contains isopach contours, isoresource contours, isoresource polygons, and corehole and drillhole locations with resource values for 12 kerogen-rich (R) and kerogen-lean (L) oil shale zones in the Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado. The uppermost zones, Mahogany and R-6, also contain detailed structure files. The zones in descending order are: Mahogany, R-6, L-5, R-5, L-4, R-4, L-3, R-3, L-2, R-2, L-1, and R-1.

 

See Also>>>

Pitman, J. K.; Johnson, R. C., 1978, Isopach, structure contour, and resource maps of the Mahogany oil-shale zone, Green River Formation, Piceance Creek basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 958 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/mf/mf958

Pitman, Janet K.; Pierce, Frances Wahl; Grundy, W. D., 1990, Thickness, oil-yield, and kriged resource estimates for the Eocene Green River Formation, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigation Chart 132 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/oc/oc132

Pitman, J. K., 1979, Isopach, structure contour, and resource maps of the R-6 oil-shale zone, Green River Formation, Piceance Creek basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1069 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/mf/mf1069

Version 1.0

Posted February 2007



Part or all of this report may be presented in Portable Document Format (PDF); the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software is required to view it. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, free of charge or go to access.adobe.com for free tools that allow visually impaired users to read PDF files.

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http:// pubs.usgs.gov /ds/2006/181/index.html
Page Contact: Energy Program Inquiries
Website Assistance: USGS Publications Team
Last modified: Monday, 28-Nov-2016 12:02:04 EST