You are on page 1of 1

U.S. Department of the Interior U.S.

Geological Survey

Digital Data Series 69Z


Plate 1

Map of Assessed Shale Gas in the United States, 2012


By U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources Team, and Laura R.H. Biewick, compiler Seattle Tacoma 2013
Spokane
WASHINGTON

CANADA

45

Vancouver Portland
MONTANA

MAINE NORTH DAKOTA

Abstract
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled a map of shale-gas assessments in the United States that were completed by 2012 as part of the USGS National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS quantitatively estimated potential volumes of undiscovered gas within shale-gas assessment units (AU). These shale-gas AUs are mapped, and square-mile cells are shown to represent proprietary shale-gas wells. The square-mile cells include gas-producing wells from shale intervals. This is the first in a series of USGS unconventional oil and gas resource maps. The map can be printed as a hardcopy map or downloaded in a Geographic Information System (GIS), including an ArcMap document (MXD) and a published map file (PMF).
Eugene
OREGON

Duluth
MINNESOTA

Antrim
VERMONT

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Minneapolis-Saint Paul
WISCONSIN SOUTH DAKOTA IDAHO MICHIGAN

NEW YORK

Boston Rochester Syracuse Marcellus


MASSACHUSETTS
40

Springfield Buffalo Flint Utica Shale-Gas AU

Devonian Antrim Continuous-Gas AU


WYOMING

Providence HartfordRHODE ISLAND

CONNECTICUT

Milwaukee Niobrara Chalk AU

Grand Rapids

Lansing

Detroit

Interior Marcellus AU New York City

Access to Assessment Results


Geologic studies as well as reports on the methodology used in assessing undiscovered oil and gas resources in the United States are available at the USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center website: http://energy.usgs.gov/OilGas/AssessmentsData/NationalOilGasAssessment.aspx
IOWA

Chicago Fort Wayne Northwestern Ohio Shale AU

Toledo Utica

Cleveland Akron Youngstown

NEW JERSEY PENNSYLVANIA

Salt Lake City Sacramento Concord Oakland San Jose Gothic, Chimney Rock, Hovenweep Shale-Gas AU
CALIFORNIA

NEBRASKA

UNITED
Omaha

STATES

Trenton Foldbelt Marcellus AU Philadelphia

NEVADA

UTAH

Western Margin Marcellus AU


OHIO

Access to Report
The entire publication is available online at the USGS site: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-069/dds-069-z/ and on CD-ROM by contacting: eteamdisks@usgs.gov. Project Chief: Christopher J. Schenk

INDIANA

Cane Creek Shale-Gas AU

ILLINOIS

Denver

Devonian to Mississippian New Albany Continuous-Gas AU Niobrara Kansas City

Indianapolis

Columbus Dayton Cincinnati Covington Marcellus Devonian Siltstone and Shale AU


35

WEST VIRGINIA

COLORADO

Saint Louis
KANSAS MISSOURI

Louisville
KENTUCKY

Gothic, Hovenweep Las Vegas

Fayetteville Shale Gas Western Arkansas Basin Margin AU New Albany Chattanooga

Richmond Newport News-Hampton VIRGINIA Norfolk Appalachian Devonian Roanoke

Winston-Salem Fayetteville Fayetteville Shale Gas High Gamma-Ray Depocenter AU


TENNESSEE

For more information concerning this publication, contact: Center Director, USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center USGS Box 25046, Mail Stop 939 Denver, CO 80225 (303) 236-1647

Woodford
ARIZONA

Thirteen Finger Limestone Atoka Shale-Gas AU

Caney Shale-Gas AU

Chattanooga Knoxville

NORTH CAROLINA

Nashville

Los Angeles

Charlotte Albuquerque Woodford Shale-Gas AU Chattanooga Shale-Gas AU Woodford Shale-Gas AU Woodford Birmingham Haynesville Sabine Platform Shale-Gas AU
ALABAMA GEORGIA

Or visit the Central Energy Resources Science Center Web site at: http://energy.usgs.gov/

Oklahoma City

Caney
ARKANSAS

Chattanooga Huntsville

Greenville

Publishing support provided by: Denver Publishing Service Center Manuscript approved for publication Nov. 29, 2012 This and other USGS information products are available at http://store.usgs.gov/ U.S. Geological Survey Box 25286, Denver Federal Center Denver, CO 80225 To learn about the USGS and its information products visit http://www.usgs.gov/ 1-888-ASK-USGS This report is available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-069/dds-069-z/

OKLAHOMA

L AT
SOUTH CAROLINA

I T N

OC

N A E

C PA IF IC OC
155

San Diego

NEW MEXICO

Phoenix

Marietta Atlanta

EA N
Tucson Delaware/Pecos Basins Barnett Continuous Shale-Gas AU Barnett Barnett Greater Newark East Frac-Barrier Continuous Barnett Shale-Gas AU

Augusta
30

Legend Total Gas (TCFG) 1 5 10


Jacksonville

Dallas Fort Worth Bossier

Haynesville

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson

180 70

175

170

165

160

150

145

140

135

TEXAS

LOUISIANA

Woodford
70

Extended Continuous Barnett Shale-Gas AU Austin

Pensacola

Shublik - 38.41 Brookian - 2.18


Houston San Antonio Midland Basin Woodford/Barnett Continuous-Gas AU Pearsall Orlando FLORIDA Cocoa Beach Mid-Bossier Sabine Platform Shale-Gas AU Tampa Clearwater Sarasota Maverick Basin Pearsall Shale-Gas AU Fort LauderdaleWest Palm Beach Eagle Ford Shale-Gas AU Eagle Ford Miami Delaware/Pecos Basins Woodford Continuous Shale-Gas AU

25

50
ALASKA

25

75

100
Shublik Shale-Gas AU
65 65

MEXICO

Gulf of Mexico

Brookian Shale-Gas AU

Mean Shale-Gas Resource Estimates (TCFG) (Undiscovered Technically Recoverable)


ALASKA

ALASKA

Antrim7.48 Niobrara Chalk0.98 New Albany3.79


60 60

Utica37.3 Marcellus84.2

Cane Creek4.53 Gothic, Chimney Rock, Hovenweep6.49


125W 120W 115W 110 Shaded relief from U.S. Geological Survey, The National Map, 2007 Bathymetry from ETOP01, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC24 (Amante and Eakins, 2009) Albers Equal Area Conic Projection Central Meridian: -96.0 Standard Parallel 1: 29.5, Standard Parallel 2: 45.5 Latitude of Origin: 23.0 North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83) 105 100 95 90 85W

FayettevilleCaney14.38
80W 75W

Other Appalachian Devonian3.95

100 100

0 0 100

100 200

200 300 400

300 500

400 600

500 MILES 700 KILOMETERS

Thirteen Finger LimestoneAtoka Shale6.85 Barnett17.2 Woodford15.11 Barnett26.23

Woodford-Chattanooga12.3 Woodford15.97 HaynesvilleBossier65.86

Explanation
Woodford-Barnett2.82
Alaska Albers Equal Area Conic Projection Central_Meridian: -154.0 Standard_Parallel_1: 55.0 Standard_Parallel_2: 65.0 Latitude_Of_Origin: 50.0 Datum: North American Datum 1983

Shale-Gas Assessment UnitLabeled with red text in a light red background Chalk-Gas Assessment UnitLabeled with yellow text in a gold background
55

Pearsall8.82

Eagle Ford50.22

55

Square-mile cellsRepresent gas-producing wells in shale intervals. Labeled with red text in white background.

TCFG = Trillions of cubic feet of gas

165

160

155

150

145