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Assessment of in-place oil shale resources of the Green River Formation, Greater Green River Basin in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah


Using the Fischer assay measure of oil yield, we estimated a total of 1.44 trillion barrels of oil in three assessed units. There is currently no economic method to recover oil from this geologic unit.

by Johnson, Ronald C.; Mercier, Tracey J.; and Brownfield, Michael E.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3063
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Economic geology, Natural resource assessment, Oil shale resources, Petroleum, Sedimentary rocks, Mineral deposit areas
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Carbon, Daggett, Eagle, Fremont, Grand, Lincoln, Moffat, Routt, Sublette, Summit, Sweetwater, Uinta
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