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USGS Northern AK Petroleum Studies

Fact Sheets
Bird, K.J., 2001, The National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska (NPRA) Data Archive: U. S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-024-01. Also available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs024-01/

Bird, K.J., and Houseknecht, D.W., Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1002 Area, Petroleum Assessment, 1998, Including Economic Analysis: USGS Fact Sheet 028-01, 6 p. Also available online at: http://geology.cr.usgs.gov/pub/fact-sheets/fs-0028-01/

Bird, K.J., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey 2002 petroleum resource assessment of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA): USGS Fact Sheet 045-02, 6 p. Also available online at: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/fact-sheet/fs045-02/

Digital Products
Agena, W.F., Lee, M.W., and Hart, P.E., 2001, Reprocessing of multi-channel seismic-reflection data collected in the Chukchi Sea: USGS Open-File Report 01-330 (2 CD-ROMs).

Agena, W.F., Lee, M.W., and Hart, P.E., 2000, Reprocessing of multi-channel seismic-reflection data collected in the Beaufort Sea: USGS Open-File Report 00-460 (2 CD-ROMs).

Bird, K.J., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey 2002 petroleum resource assessment of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: Play maps and technically recoverable resource estimates: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-207, 18 p. Also available online at: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of02-207/

Garrity, C.P., Houseknecht, D.W., and Bird, K.J., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey 2002 petroleum resource assessment of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: GIS Play maps: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-439, available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/of02-439/

Houseknecht, D.W. (ed.), 2002, National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA) core images and well data: USGS Digital Data Series DDS-75 (4 CD-ROMs).

Johnsson, M. J., Evans, K.R., and Marshall, H.A. 1999, Thermal maturity of sedimentary rocks in Alaska: Digital Resources: USGS Digital Data Series DDS-54, (CD-ROM). Also available online at: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/dds/dds-54/

Keller, M.A., Macquaker, J.H.S., and Lillis, P.G., High Resolution Study of Petroleum Source Rock Variation, Lower Cretaceous (Hauterivian and Barremian) of Mikkelsen Bay, North Slope, Alaska: USGS Open-file Report 01-480. Available online at: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-480/

Kumar, N., K.J. Bird, P.H. Nelson, J.A. Grow, and K.R. Evans, 2002, A digital atlas of hydrocarbon accumulations within and adjacent to the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA): USGS Open-File Report 02-71. Available online at: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of02-071/

Miller, J.J., Agena, W.F., Lee, M.W., Zihlman, F.N., Grow, J.A., Taylor, D.J., Killgore, M., and Oliver, H.L., 2000, Regional seismic lines reprocessed using post-stack processing techniques: National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska: USGS Open-file Report 00-286 (CD-ROM). Also see next entry.

Miller, J.J., Agena, W.F., Lee, M.W., Zihlman, F.N., Grow, J.A., Taylor, D.J., Killgore, M., and Oliver, H.L., 2001, Four Regional Seismic Lines: National Petroleum Reserve -- Alaska (Supplement to U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-286): Available online at: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-01-0337/

Mull, C.G., Houseknecht, D.W., and Bird, K.J., 2003, Revised Cretaceous and Tertiary stratigraphic nomenclature in the Colville basin, northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1673, 51 p. available online only: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1673/

Nelson, P.H., and Kibler, J.E., 2001, Well Logs and Core Data from Selected Cored Intervals, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska: USGS Open-File Report 01-167. Available online at: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/energy/OF01-167/

Saltus, R.W., Hudson, T.L., and Phillips, J.D., 2001, Basement Geophysical Interpretation of the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA), Northern Alaska: USGS Open-file Report 01-476. Available online at: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-01-0476/

Saltus, R.W., Hudson, T.L., Phillips, J.D., Kulander, C., Dumoulin, J., and Potter, C., 2002, Basement Geology of the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA), Northern Alaska: USGS Open-File Report 02-127. Available online at: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-02-0127/

Threlkeld, C.N., Obuck, R.C., and Gunther, G.L., 2000, Organic geochemistry data of Alaska: USGS Digital Data Series DDS-59 (CD-ROM). Also available online at: http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/akfinal/

USGS ANWR Assessment Team, 1999, The oil and gas resource potential of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 1002 Area, Alaska: USGS Open-File Report 99-34 (2 CD-ROMs). Also available online at: http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/oilgas/alaska/index.htm

Zihlman, F.N., ongoing, National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Legacy Data Archive (includes seismic and well data as well as various reports and analyses: Online at: http://nerslweb.cr.usgs.gov/

Zihlman, F.N., and Oliver, H.L., 1999, Selected data from eleven wildcat wells in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: USGS Open-File Report 99-015 (CD-ROM). Also available online at: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-99-0015/

Zihlman, F.N., Oliver, H.L., Nelson, P.H., and Kibler, J.E., 2000, Selected data from fourteen wildcat wells in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: USGS Open-File Report 00-200 (CD-ROM). Also available online at: http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/OF00-200/WORKSHOP.HTM

External Publications
Bird, K.J., 2001, Alaska: A twenty-first-century petroleum province, in Downey, M.W., Threet, J.C., and Morgan, W.A., eds., Petroleum provinces of the twenty-first century: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 74, p. 137-165.

Houseknecht, D.W. (editor), 2001, NPRA Core Workshop – Petroleum Plays and Systems in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska: SEPM Core Workshop 21, 230 p. Contains 13 chapters by USGS, Alaska state agency, industry, and academic authors covering all major stratigraphic units in NPRA, from basement to Nanushuk Group.

Houseknecht, D.W. (editor), 2002, Alaska North Slope Core Workshop: Pacific Section SEPM Book 92, 64 p. Contains 3 chapters by USGS authors covering Beaufortian sequence (Jurassic – Earliest Cretaceous) and Torok Formation (Early-Middle Cretaceous) in NPRA.

Houseknecht, D.W., and Bird, K.J., 2004, Sequence stratigraphy of the Kingal Shale (Jurassic – Lower Cretaceous), National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 88, p. 279-302.

Moore, T.E., Dumitru, T.A., Adams, K.E., Witebsky, S.N., and Harris, A.G., 2002, Origin of the Lisburne Hills-Herald Arch-Wrangel Arch structural belt: Stratigraphic, structural, and fission-track evidence from the Cape Lisburne area, northwestern Alaska, in Miller, E.L., Grantz, A., and Klemperer, S.L., eds., Tectonic evolution of the Bering Shelf-Chukchi Sea–Arctic Margin and adjacent landmasses: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 360, p. 77-109.

NPRA Assessment Reports
The following reports have been prepared as chapters for a forthcoming digital professional paper summarizing the USGS 2002 petroleum resource assessment of NPRA. These have been released as open-file reports to facilitate timely information dissemination.

Attanasi, E.D., 2003, Economics of undiscovered oil in Federal lands on the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-044, available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-044/of03-044.pdf

Bird, K.J., Nelson, P.H., and Kibler, J.E., 2003, Formation tops for wells within and near the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska: Not yet released.

Burruss, R.C., Lillis, P.G., and Collett, T.S., 2003, Geochemistry of natural gas, North Slope, Alaska: Implications for gas resources, NPRA: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-041, 16 p. plus tables and figures, available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-041/

Houseknecht, D.W., 2003, Brookian Stratigraphic Plays in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPRA): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-039, 34 p. plus tables and figures, available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-039/

Houseknecht, D.W., 2003, Beaufortian Stratigraphic Plays in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA), U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-039, 47 p. plus tables and figures, available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-040/

Kulander, C.S., Potter, C.J., Grow, J.A., Saltus, R.W., and Killgore, M., 2003, Interpreted regional seismic reflection lines, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska: Not yet released.

Lillis, P.G., 2003, Representative bulk geochemical properties of oil types for the 2002 U.S. Geological Survey resource assessment of National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-407. Available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-407/

Moore, T.E., and Potter, C.J., 2003, Structural plays in Ellesmerian sequence and correlative strata in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-253. Available online at: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-253/

Potter, C.J., and Moore, T.E., 2003, Brookian structural plays in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-266. Available online at: : http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-266/

Saltus, R.W., Kulander, C.S., and Potter, C.J., 2003, Digital recovery, modification, and analysis of Tetra Tech seismic horizon mapping, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA), northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-111, available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/ofr-02-111/

Schuenemeyer, J.H., 2003, Methodology and results from the assessment of oil and gas resources, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-118. Available online at: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-118/of03-118.pdf

Verma, M.K., 2003, Reservoir engineering aspects of the assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA): Not yet released.