New UGS Open File Reports Available

Title: New UGS Open File Reports Available
Publication: The Outcrop, November 2005, p. 25

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS), using mineral lease funds, recently started a program titled “Characterization of Utah’s Hydrocarbon Reservoirs and Potential New Reserves.” The UGS is funding geologic research to help improve the characterization of Utah’s hydrocarbon reservoirs primarily at the play level, but also at the field, basin, or province scale.

During fiscal year 2005 (July I, 2004 through June 30, 2005) the UGS funded the following four research projects.

(1) Defining and Characterizing Mesaverde 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. EOG Resources, Kerr McGee, Questar, and Schlumberger corporations (Colorado) contributed to the project. Open-File Report 458.

(2) 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, Provo, Utah. Open-File Report 459.

(3) Mesaverde Gas of Southeastern Uinta Basin, by Paul B. Anderson, consulting geologist, Salt Lake City, Utah. Open-File Report 460.

(4) Shale-Gas Reservoirs of Utah: Survey of an Unexploited Potential Energy Resource, by Steven Schamel, GeoX Consulting Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. Open File Report 461.

The final reports for these projects are now available to the public on CD-ROM or DVD through the Utah Department of Natural Resources Bookstore. The bookstore can be reached at 801-537-3320 or