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USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources

Richard B Wanty

USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources

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Published by U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, CO .
Written in English

  • Saline waters -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Petroleum industry and trade -- Waste disposal -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard B. Wanty, Yousif K. Kharaka
    SeriesFact sheet -- FS-003-97, Fact sheet (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- FS-97-003
    ContributionsKharaka, Jousif K, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 sheet (2 p.) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13620628M

    Advances in drilling technique have facilitated a rapid increase in hydrocarbon extraction from energy shales, including the Williston Basin in central North America. This area overlaps with the Prairie Pothole Region and greater than 35% of wetlands are less than or equal to 1 km from a petroleum-related well. Legacy practices often released saline co-produced waters (brines) that were.   Erick Burns: Current and Planned USGS Research on Thermal Energy Storage and Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy Abstract: Part of the mission of the USGS Energy Resources Program (ERP) is to provide energy assessment products for viable energy resources. Several factors have converged to justify expanded low-temperature and underground thermal. b Institute on Ecosystems, USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, University Way Ste. 2, Bozeman, MT , USA c USGS Montana Water Science Center, Bozeman Ave., Helena, MT , USA HIGHLIGHTS • Oil extracted from the Williston Basin is often co-produced with highly saline brine. Summary of a workshop on the reuse, disposal, and treatment of produced and flowback water from oil and gas operations; Energy Resources Program: Oil and Gas Waters Project (Website), U.S. Geological Survey USGS website on produced waters, including research, publications, data, and .

    For this assessment of brackish water resources, a review of available data and previous work is summarized for each region identified on this map. Using the data compiled for this project from NMBGMR, historic records, and USGS data, which are limited to existing water wells, we colored regions based on our findings of average total dissolved.

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USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources by Richard B Wanty Download PDF EPUB FB2

The United States energy industry faces the challenge of satisfying our expanding thirst for energy while protecting the environment. This challenge is magnified by the increasing volumes of saline water produced with oil and gas in the Nation's aging petroleum fields.

Ultimately, energy-producing companies are responsible for disposing of these : U.S. Geological Survey. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wanty, Richard B.

USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources. Denver, CO: U.S. Dept. of the. USGS research provides basic information, for use by regulators, industry, and the public, about the chemistry of co-produced waters and environmentally acceptable ways of handling them.

Great volumes of saline water are produced as a byproduct of the extraction of energy resources. Basic hydrologic data available in the field offices of the U. Geological Survey and reports issued by the Survey furnish evidence that saline water (defined in this report as water containing more than 1, parts per million of dissolved solids) is available under diverse geologic and hydrologic conditions throughout the United number of areas in which undeveloped supplies of.

USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources The United States energy industry faces the challenge of satisfying our expanding thirst for energy while protecting the environment. This challenge is magnified by the increasing volumes of saline water produced with oil and gas in the Nation's aging petroleum fields.

Large quantities of saline water are available in the world, both on the surface and underground; however, these waters have not been studied extensively as sources of potable water.

Saline water is defined herein as water containing more than 1, parts per million of dissolved solids, or, with certain mineralized irrigation waters whose exact dissolved solids content is not known, water. Journal of African Earth Sciences. VolumeSeptemberPagesSeptemberPages This task within the Oil and Gas Waters Project focuses on the development of oil and gas resources results in substantial volumes of produced water.

Particularly when produced from deep geologic formations, these waters can exhibit elevated salinity in comparison to shallow groundwater at.

Saline water use in the United States in In today's world we are all more aware of the need to conserve the ever-growing demand for water by growing populations worldwide, it makes sense to try to find more uses for the abundant saline water supplies that exist, mainly in the these pie charts of the Nation's water use show, about 16 percent of all water.

The Energy Resources Program conducts research and assessments to advance the understanding of the Nation’s energy resources. We study processes critical to the formation, accumulation, occurrence and alteration of geologically based energy resources; prepare resource assessments; and evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic effects of energy resource occurrence, production and use.

USGS Research on Saline Waters Co-Produced with Energy Resources 1. hydrocarbons 2. salts 3. metals 4. radionuclides 5. production chemicals Properties of Water • Composition • Density • Compressibility • FVF • Viscosity • Solubility – Oil – Gas • Interfacial Tension.

The Geophysical Analysis of Energy Resources Project (also called the Geophysical Analysis Project) meets the need within the USGS and the Energy Resources Program to conduct advanced theoretical and applied research in reflection seismology to improve the delineation and characterization of both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon.

USGS Research on Saline Waters Co-Produced With Energy Resources, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS; National Energy Technology Laboratory Projects (a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory) Field Validation of Toxicity Tests to Evaluate the Potential for Beneficial Use of Produced Water (DE-FCNT).

The effects of pumping in a coastal aquifer subject to a saline intrusion. Download all images and text. Pumping - coastal aquifer subject to saline intrusion - non saline.

The effects of pumping in a coastal aquifer subject to a saline intrusion at increasing rates of abstraction without the abstracted water becoming saline. Oil and gas (energy) development in the Williston Basin, which partly underlies the Prairie Pothole Region in central North America, has helped meet U.S.

energy demand for decades. Historical handling and disposal practices of saline wastewater co-produced during energy development resulted in salinization of surface and groundwater at numerous legacy energy sites.

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Water Resources, calculated annual water budgets and a mean annual water budget for Coeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho, for water.

I conduct interdisciplinary long-term research on the fate and geochemical effect of organic contaminants in subsurface environments in order to. As a result of declining water levels and saltwater intrusion in the Cape Coral area, the U.S.

Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Cape Coral, established a monitor well network in Cape Coral and adjacent areas in The network was designed to monitor water levels and water quality, to collect background data from water-bearing zones in the upper and lower parts of the.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists conduct research and publish data related to produced water, thus providing information and insight to scientists, decisionmakers, the energy industry, and the public.

The information advances scientific knowledge, informs resource management decisions, and facilitates environmental protection. Waters co-produced with hydrocarbons in the Appalachian Basin are of notably poor quality (concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) and total radium up to and exceedingmg/L and.

USGS Water Resources Research: Recent Climate Change Publications Addressing Water Availability Issues California Energy Commission PIER Energy-Related Environmental Research Report CEC, 32 p. Trends in streamflow, river ice, and snowpack for coastal river basins in Maine during the 20th century: U.S.

Geological Survey. Processes Affecting the Natural Attenuation of Fuels in Ground Water; Reference. Kharaka, Y.K., and Otton, J.K., eds.,Environmental impacts of petroleum production--Initial results from the Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research Sites, Osage County, Oklahoma: U.S.

Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report and saline water resources are held within historic water reports, geologic research reports, or with oil and gas producer’s records.

In –, a brackish water task force was formed, aiming to character-ize all of New Mexico’s brackish water resources.

However, work quickly ended due to the lack of funding. Currently. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet – November Integrated Research by the Energy and Minerals and the Environmental Health Mission Areas.

USGS Investigations of Water Produced During Hydrocarbon Reservoir Development. Introduction. Significant quantities of water are present in hydrocarbon. reservoirs. Abbott, M.M.,Real-time kinematic surveying at the Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research sites, Osage County, Oklahoma, in 9th International Petroleum Environmental Conference Special Session--Fate and Transport of Brine and Hydrocarbon Releases in Soils and Water, Northeast Oklahoma, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Octoberp.

Ground-Water Recharge in Humid Areas of the United States--A Summary of Ground-Water Resources Program Studies, USGS Fact Sheet USGS Streamgaging Program Prepares for Future Hurricanes To Ensure the Availability of Flood Data Before, During, and After the Storm.

Local hydrogeology, geography, geological assemblies, vaporization, rainfall, interactions of rock-water, production of waste on disposal in the industrial area, system of irrigation in biochemical fertilizers, and largely anthropogenic actions have been monitored for the investigation or measurement of groundwater in dry and semi-dry regions.

The composition of water co-produced with oil and gas can be used to answer a number of scientific, economic, and environmental questions, including determining the suitability of natural. Samples of USGS microbiology research about energy sources.

Energy. From supplying energy to impacting human health, scientists study the microbes that play a role in the Nation's energy resources. U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Assessments in Areas of Energy Development in the Williston Basin Jill Frankforter U.S.

Geological Survey Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center Lower Missouri River Basin Advisory Council Meeting Febru 1. PROCESSES AFFECTING THE SALINITY OF WATER IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN, TEXAS By Raymond M. Slade, Jr., and Paul M. Buszka U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water-Resources Investigations Report Prepared in cooperation with the COLORADO RIVER MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Austin, Texas The water (or hydrologic) cycle (that was covered in Chapter ) shows the movement of water through different reservoirs, which include oceans, atmosphere, glaciers, groundwater, lakes, rivers, and biosphere.

Solar energy and gravity drive the motion of water in the water cycle. Simply put, the water cycle involves water moving from oceans, rivers, and lakes to the atmosphere by evaporation. Highly saline produced water that was disposed of at Site A by discharging the water on to the ground caused salt scaring and subsequent erosion.

Here the maximum depth of erosion is about 2 meters. Saline water seeps to the surface in the middle of the photo and flows to Skiatook Lake, Okla. Results of the U.S. Geological Survey's studies at the Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research (OSPER) Project, Oklahoma are featured in a special issue of Applied Geochemistry (Vol Is October ) on environmental issues related to oil and gas exploration and production.

Information on the past and present impacts to soil, streams, ground water. High Lake Michigan water levels pose concerns " We just have to understand that there is a lot of energy in the waves, and with a high lake level walking the same place that you’re used to could pose more danger, even with a smaller wave,” said Steven Brown.

Source: The Daily Northwestern. The USGS Water-Use Data and Research program (WUDR) will provide financial assistance through cooperative agreements with State water resource agencies to improve the availability, quality, compatibility, and delivery of water-use data that is collected or estimated by States.

The Act requires that these State water use and availability. Abstract. Cross-hole radar tomography surveys using saline tracer injections have been developed and tested at the U.S. Geological Survey Mirror Lake fractured-rock field-research site in Grafton County, New Hampshire to delineate transmissive fracture zones and image fluid flow at a scale of a meter to about meters (m).

Groscehen GE, Buszka PM. Hydrogeologic framework and geochemistry of the Edwards aquifer saline-water zone, south-central, Texas U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Investigationp Guyton WF and Associates Geohydrology of Comal, San Marcos, and Hueco Springs. Texas Department of Water Resouces Report U.S.

Geological Survey Books and Open-File Reports Section BoxFederal Center of, and manage the Nation's energy, land, mineral, and water resources.

Sincethe research and fact-finding role of the USGS has grown and Figure 1. U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division offices in Michigan. What is co-produced water. Coal seam gas is a natural gas held in coal seams under pressure by groundwater.

Coal seam gas wells release the gas by reducing the pressure through groundwater extraction. Extracted water and gas is diverted to surface infrastructure treatment and processing plants (Figure 1).

The extracted water is termed ‘co-produced water’ (also referred to as. This project will build the hardware, software, World Wide Web, and workflow system to enable migration of the Arkansas Water Use Database from the USGS Arkansas Water Science Center to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and improve the collection process and quality assurance of water data, retrieval, and transfer of data to USGS.Based on major ion chemistry, the thermal waters of the Manikaran can be classified as Na-Cl- HCO3 type.

High salinity of the thermal waters is indicating mixing between a saline and groundwater.The DGB is geologically vulnerable to salt water intrusion, which is to a certain extent due to the aquifer being attached directly to sea water, posing groundwater overexploitation.

Between and a project was carried out by the National Directorate for Control and Quality of Water (DNCQA) in cooperation with the Australian Government to monitor salt water intrusion into the Dili aquifer.