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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Appendix E
Acronyms

AAPG American Association of Petroleum Geologists
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy management
CAES compressed air energy storage
CERSC Central Energy Resources Science Center
CFR Coal Federal Regulations
CH4 methane
CO2-EOR Carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery
COALQUAL USGS coal quality database
CORE Committee on Resource Evaluation
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
Doi digital object identifier
EERSC Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
EGS enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems
EIA Energy Information Administration
EISA Energy Independence and Security Act
EOR enhanced oil recovery
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERP Energy Resources Program
EUR estimated ultimate recoverie
FORGE Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy
FTE full-time equivalent
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIS geographic information system(s)
GTO Geothermal Technologies Office
IUREAP Integrated Uranium Resource and Environmental Assessment Project
MMS Minerals Management Service
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NCRDS National Coal Resources Data System
NETL National Energy Technology Laboratory
NPR-A National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PRMS Petroleum Resources Management System
PSH pumped-storage hydroelectricity
PVT pressure, volume, and temperature
QA/QC quality assurance and control
QMS Quality Management System
ROZ residual oil zone
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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STAR Science to Achieve Results
UIC Underground Injection Control
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WLCI Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25141.
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Reliable, affordable, and technically recoverable energy is central to the nation's economic and social vitality. The United States is both a major consumer of geologically based energy resources from around the world and - increasingly of late - a developer of its own energy resources. Understanding the national and global availability of those resources as well as the environmental impacts of their development is essential for strategic decision making related to the nation's energy mix. The U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program is charged with providing unbiased and publicly available national- and regional-scale assessments of the location, quantity, and quality of geologically based energy resources and with undertaking research related to their development.

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