Subsidence at the Weeks Island SPR Facility

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The elevation change data measured at the Weeks Island SPR site over the last 16+ years has been studied and analyzed. The subsidence rate is not constant with time and while the subsidence rate may have increased slightly during the past several years, recently the rate has increased more dramatically. The most recent increase comes at a time when the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage mine had been emptied of oil and was in the process of being refilled with brine. Damage to surface structures that has been observed during the past 12-18 months is attributed to the continued subsidence ... continued below

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Bauer, S.J. January 1, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The elevation change data measured at the Weeks Island SPR site over the last 16+ years has been studied and analyzed. The subsidence rate is not constant with time and while the subsidence rate may have increased slightly during the past several years, recently the rate has increased more dramatically. The most recent increase comes at a time when the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage mine had been emptied of oil and was in the process of being refilled with brine. Damage to surface structures that has been observed during the past 12-18 months is attributed to the continued subsidence and dtierential subsidence across structures. The recent greater subsidence rates were unanticipated according to analysis results and will be used to aid further subsidence model development.

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  • Other: DE00003198
  • Report No.: SAND99-0099
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/3198 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3198
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683874

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  • January 1, 1999

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Bauer, S.J. Subsidence at the Weeks Island SPR Facility, report, January 1, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683874/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.