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1.1 Million BPD from the Bakken – Three Forks

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 01:27 PM PDT

The Bakken and Three Forks Formations are expected to produce about 1.1 million barrels of oil per day during 2014.

Marcellus Shale in Wireline Logs

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 12:32 PM PDT

USGS has published: “Characterization of the Marcellus Shale Based on Computer-Assisted Correlation of Wireline Logs in Virginia and West Virginia“.

Washington Landslide: USGS Summary

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 12:31 PM PDT

USGS has published a summary observations on the large landslide near Oso, Washington.

“The slide took place along the edge of a plateau about 600 feet high composed of glacial sediments. The volume of the slide is estimated to be about 10 million cubic yards, and it traveled about 0.7 miles from the toe of the slope. This travel distance is about three times longer than expected based on published information regarding previous slides of this height and volume worldwide. If the landslide had behaved in the expected range, it would have likely blocked the river and possibly destroyed a few houses. Instead it led to tragic loss of life and destruction of property.” Quoted from the USGS summary.

Trailing the Canaries

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 09:33 AM PDT

A NASA Earth Observatory image titled: “Trailing the Canaries” has been voted the winner of the Tournament Earth contest.

“The play of light on water can reveal overlooked details and nuances to photographers and artists on Earth. The same thing can happen when looking from space. In June 2013, sunglint revealed wind and wave patterns in the wake of the Canary Islands.” Quoted from the contest results.

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