Improving the performance of brine wells at Gulf Coast strategic petroleum reserve sites

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At the request of the Department of Energy, field techniques were developed to evaluate and improve the injection of brine into wells at Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sites. These wells are necessary for the disposal of saturated brine removed from salt domes where oil is being stored. The wells, which were accepting brine at 50 percent or less of their initial design rates, were impaired by saturated brine containing particulates that deposited on the sand face and in the geologic formation next to the wellbore. Corrosion of the brine-disposal pipelines and injection wells contributed to the impairment by adding significant ... continued below

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Owen, L.B. & Quong, R. (eds.) November 5, 1979.

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    Publisher Info: California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
    Place of Publication: Livermore, California

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At the request of the Department of Energy, field techniques were developed to evaluate and improve the injection of brine into wells at Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sites. These wells are necessary for the disposal of saturated brine removed from salt domes where oil is being stored. The wells, which were accepting brine at 50 percent or less of their initial design rates, were impaired by saturated brine containing particulates that deposited on the sand face and in the geologic formation next to the wellbore. Corrosion of the brine-disposal pipelines and injection wells contributed to the impairment by adding significant amounts of particulates in the form of corrosion products. When tests were implemented at the SPR sites, it was found that the poor quality of injected brines was the primary cause of impaired injection; that granular-media filtration, when used with chemical pretreatment, is an effective method for removing particulates from hypersaline brine; that satisfactory injection-well performance can be attained with prefiltered brines; and that corrosion rates can be substantially reduced by oxygen-scavenging.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-52829
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/5328278 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5328278
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1069928

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Owen, L.B. & Quong, R. (eds.). Improving the performance of brine wells at Gulf Coast strategic petroleum reserve sites, report, November 5, 1979; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1069928/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.