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Data Series 437

Oil and Gas Development in Southwestern Wyoming—Energy Data and Services for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI)

By Laura R.H. Biewick

Abstract

DS 437 Web Publication

The purpose of this report is to explore current oil and gas energy development in the area encompassing the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative.  The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative is a long-term science-based effort to ensure southwestern Wyoming’s wildlife and habitat remain viable in areas facing development pressure.  Wyoming encompasses some of the highest quality wildlife habitats in the Intermountain West.  At the same time, this region is an important source of natural gas. Using Geographic Information System technology, energy data pertinent to the conservation decision-making process have been assembled to show historical oil and gas exploration and production in southwestern Wyoming. In addition to historical data, estimates of undiscovered oil and gas are included from the 2002 U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas in the Southwestern Wyoming Province. This report is meant to facilitate the integration of existing data with new knowledge and technologies to analyze energy resources development and to assist in habitat conservation planning. The well and assessment data can be accessed and shared among many different clients including, but not limited to, an online web-service for scientists and resource managers engaged in the Initiative.

First posted May 01, 2009

For additional information contact:

Science Center Director, USGS Central Energy Resources
Box 25046, Mail Stop 939
Denver, CO 80225

http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Biewick, L.R.H., 2009, Oil and gas development in southwestern Wyoming—Energy data and services for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 437.


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