Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Economical Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells (Phase II)

EPA Grant Number: R830633C001
Alternative EPA Grant Number: R827015C024
Subproject: this is subproject number 001 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R830633
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: IPEC University of Tulsa (TU)
Center Director: Sublette, Kerry L.
Title: Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Economical Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells (Phase II)
Investigators: Shah, Subhash
Institution: University of Oklahoma
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: May 1, 2003 through April 30, 2004
Project Amount: Refer to main center abstract for funding details.
RFA: Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC) (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research

Objective:

This was a continuation of the project entitled “New Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells (EPA-R-82-7015-01-0).” The objective of Phase II of this project was to develop a practical process/technique to place fly ash slurry developed in the previous project, and place it in the wellbore under the in-situ conditions, and also to verify its plugging quality by using the laboratory and actual well test data. Furthermore, the technology to place fly ash slurry through coiled tubing was to be developed to minimize the environmentally hazardous conditions and maximize economic benefits by eliminating the conventional rig-up.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 2 publications for this subprojectView all 32 publications for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

Land, Fly ash, Abandoned well, Plugging technique, Petroleum industry, Coiled tubing, Groundwater aquifer, Engineering, Innovative technology, Cost benefit, Southwest, Oklahoma,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Waste, Sustainable Industry/Business, Sustainable Environment, Treatment Technologies, Remediation, Environmental Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Ecological Risk Assessment, decontamination, environmental technology, contaminated sediments, petroleum contaminated soil, environmental sustainability, petrochemicals, petroleum industry, remediation technologies, ecological impacts, environmental regulations, environmental education, bioremediation

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R830633    IPEC University of Tulsa (TU)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R830633C001 Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Economical Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells (Phase II)
    R830633C002 A Continuation of Remediation of Brine Spills with Hay
    R830633C003 Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control During Pipeline Construction Using a New Filter Fence Concept
    R830633C004 Evaluation of Sub-micellar Synthetic Surfactants versus Biosurfactants for Enhanced LNAPL Recovery
    R830633C005 Utilization of the Carbon and Hydrogen Isotopic Composition of Individual Compounds in Refined Hydrocarbon Products To Monitor Their Fate in the Environment
    R830633C006 Evaluation of Commercial, Microbial-Based Products to Treat Paraffin Deposition in Tank Bottoms and Oil Production Equipment
    R830633C007 Identifying the Signature of the Natural Attenuation in the Microbial Ecology of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Groundwater Using Molecular Methods and “Bug Traps”
    R830633C008 Using Plants to Remediate Petroleum-Contaminated Soil: Project Continuation
    R830633C009 Use of Earthworms to Accelerate the Restoration of Oil and Brine Impacted Sites