Helicopter Surveys for Locating Wells and Leaking Oilfield Infrastructure

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Prior to the injection of CO2 into geological formations, either for enhanced oil recovery or for CO2 sequestration, it is necessary to locate wells that perforate the target formation and are within the radius of influence for planned injection wells. Locating and plugging wells is necessary because improperly plugged well bores provide the most rapid route for CO2 escape to the surface. This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of helicopter and ground-based well detection strategies at a 100+ year old oilfield in Wyoming where a CO2 flood is planned. This project was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of ... continued below

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Hammack, R.W.; Veloski, G.A. & Hodges, G. (Fugro Airborne Surveys) October 1, 2006.

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    Publisher Info: Sponsored and published online by the Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC) (a joint effort of four major research universities: The University of Tulsa, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and The University of Arkansas, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development)
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Prior to the injection of CO2 into geological formations, either for enhanced oil recovery or for CO2 sequestration, it is necessary to locate wells that perforate the target formation and are within the radius of influence for planned injection wells. Locating and plugging wells is necessary because improperly plugged well bores provide the most rapid route for CO2 escape to the surface. This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of helicopter and ground-based well detection strategies at a 100+ year old oilfield in Wyoming where a CO2 flood is planned. This project was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and Fugro Airborne Surveys

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  • International Petroleum Environmental Conference, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 17-20, 2006

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  • Report No.: DOE/NETL-IR-2007-002
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910556
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Hammack, R.W.; Veloski, G.A. & Hodges, G. (Fugro Airborne Surveys). Helicopter Surveys for Locating Wells and Leaking Oilfield Infrastructure, article, October 1, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878438/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.