Log analysis of six boreholes in conjunction with geologic characterization above and on top of the Weeks Island Salt Dome

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Six boreholes were drilled during the geologic characterization and diagnostics of the Weeks Island sinkhole that is over the two-tiered salt mine which was converted for oil storage by the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. These holes were drilled to provide for geologic characterization of the Weeks Island Salt Dome and its overburden in the immediate vicinity of the sinkhole (mainly through logs and core); to establish a crosswell configuration for seismic tomography; to establish locations for hydrocarbon detection and tracer injection; and to provide direct observations of sinkhole geometry and material properties. Specific objectives of the logging program were to: ... continued below

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Sattler, A.R. June 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Six boreholes were drilled during the geologic characterization and diagnostics of the Weeks Island sinkhole that is over the two-tiered salt mine which was converted for oil storage by the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. These holes were drilled to provide for geologic characterization of the Weeks Island Salt Dome and its overburden in the immediate vicinity of the sinkhole (mainly through logs and core); to establish a crosswell configuration for seismic tomography; to establish locations for hydrocarbon detection and tracer injection; and to provide direct observations of sinkhole geometry and material properties. Specific objectives of the logging program were to: (1) identify the top of and the physical state of the salt dome; (2) identify the water table; (3) obtain a relative salinity profile in the aquifer within the alluvium, which ranges from the water table directly to the top of the Weeks Island salt dome; and (4) identify a reflecting horizon seen on seismic profiles over this salt dome. Natural gamma, neutron, density, sonic, resistivity and caliper logs were run.

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OSTI as DE96012611

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96012611
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0413
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/266900 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266900
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665621

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Sattler, A.R. Log analysis of six boreholes in conjunction with geologic characterization above and on top of the Weeks Island Salt Dome, report, June 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665621/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.