Accession Number:

ADA416380

Title:

Assessing Natural Gas and Oil Resources. An Example of a New Approach in the Greater Green River Basin

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This report presents a new approach to assessing natural gas and crude oil resources and the results of applying that approach to the Greater Green River Basin in south- western Wyoming. The methodology builds upon existing assessments of technically recoverable resources by evaluating economic and environmental considerations and including these into the assessment as additional resource attributes. The primary objectives of this effort are to inform government officials and other stakeholders involved in land use planning, development of energy policies, and energy development and utilization planning. The approach aims to guide strategic i.e., large-scale and long-term planning, and is not intended to replace existing project-specific economic or land use planning processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE