About the DGGS Energy Resources Section
The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Energy Resources Section generates new information about the geologic framework of frontier areas that may host undiscovered oil, gas, coal, or geothermal resources. Summary maps and reports illustrate the geology of the state's prospective energy basins and provide data relating to the location, type, and potential of the state's energy resources. The Energy Resources Section seeks to improve the success of state-revenue-generating commercial oil and gas exploration and development and to identify local sources of energy for rural Alaska villages and enterprises.
- Alaska coal database, National Coal Resource Database System - Provides data to the National Coal Resource Database System
- Alaska geothermal database, National Geothermal Data System - State of Alaska contributions to the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). This is a national network of databases and data sites that collectively form a system for the acquisition, management, and maintenance of geothermal and related data.
- Brooks Range Foothills & North Slope Program - Ongoing program conducting stratigraphic, structural, and petroleum related studies in northern central Alaska
- Cook Inlet geology and hydrocarbon potential - Cook Inlet basin analysis program aimed at developing a better understanding of the near-margin stratigraphic and structural components of the Cook Inlet petroleum system
- Gilead bedrock mapping - Geologic mapping in the Gilead Creek area, component of the Brooks Range Foothills and North Slope Program
- Sagavanirktok geologic mapping - Bedrock and surficial geologic mapping in the Sagavanirktok River area, component of the Brooks Range Foothills and North Slope Program, STATEMAP Program
- Susitna and Nenana Basins, natural gas potential - Geology and natural gas potential of the Susitna and Nenana basins
- Umiat-Gubik bedrock mapping - Geologic mapping in the Umiat-Gubik area, component of the Brooks Range Foothills and North Slope Program