A white paper describing produced water from production of crude oil, natural gas, and coal bed methane.

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One of the key missions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to ensure an abundant and affordable energy supply for the nation. As part of the process of producing oil and natural gas, operators also must manage large quantities of water that are found in the same underground formations. The quantity of this water, known as produced water, generated each year is so large that it represents a significant component in the cost of producing oil and gas. Produced water is water trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface along with oil or gas. It ... continued below

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Veil, J. A.; Puder, M. G.; Elcock, D. & Redweik, R. J., Jr. February 16, 2004.

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One of the key missions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to ensure an abundant and affordable energy supply for the nation. As part of the process of producing oil and natural gas, operators also must manage large quantities of water that are found in the same underground formations. The quantity of this water, known as produced water, generated each year is so large that it represents a significant component in the cost of producing oil and gas. Produced water is water trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface along with oil or gas. It is by far the largest volume byproduct or waste stream associated with oil and gas production. Management of produced water presents challenges and costs to operators. This white paper is intended to provide basic information on many aspects of produced water, including its constituents, how much of it is generated, how it is managed and regulated in different settings, and the cost of its management.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 16 Feb 2004

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  • Report No.: ANL/EA/RP-112631
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/821666 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 821666
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc780870

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  • February 16, 2004

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Veil, J. A.; Puder, M. G.; Elcock, D. & Redweik, R. J., Jr. A white paper describing produced water from production of crude oil, natural gas, and coal bed methane., report, February 16, 2004; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc780870/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.