Greater Green River Basin Assessment Using a Mass-Balance Petroleum Systems Approach Based upon Carbon Isotopes
Building on earlier work, this project was conducted for a significant independent natural gas company. It comprised a quantitative assessment of the tight natural gas potential in the Greater Green River Basin in the United States using a new, rigorous technology of gas formation and isotope kinetics modeling. The approach is innovative and complements existing practices. The study was designed to reduce significantly uncertainty associated with resource assessment in the basin because it directly addresses the weakest point in all resource assessments—the realistic quantification of how much resource can be produced during the geologic history of generation.