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Main Title Assessment of VOC emissions from well vents associated with thermally enhanced oil recovery : final report /
Author Harris, G. E. ; Lee, K. W. ; Dennis, S. M. ; Anderson, C. D. ; Lewis, D. L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Harris, G. E.
Lee, K. W.
Dennis, S. M.
Anderson, C. D.
Lewis, D. L.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, CA. Region IX.
Publisher United States Environmental Proctection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 909/9-81-003; EPA 909/9-81-003 3 copies; DCN-81-240-016-09-12; EPA-68-02-3513
Stock Number PB82-134750
OCLC Number 70655888
Subjects Thermal oil recovery--Environmental aspects ; Air--Pollution--Control ; Air--Pollution--Research ; Air quality management
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; California ; Hydrocarbons ; Assessments ; Sources ; Sampling ; Gas analysis ; Quality assurance ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Chemical analysis ; Oil wells ; Enhanced recovery ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution detection ; Emission factors ; Air pollution sampling
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-909-9-81-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 909/9-81-003 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/02/2013
NTIS  PB82-134750 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 111 p. : ill.
The objective of this document is to provide improved data for determining the inventory of VOC emissions from wellhead casing vents associated with thermally enhanced oil recovery (TEOR) in California. Both steam drive and cyclic steam wells are examined in terms of emissions and population. The study concentrates on Kern County. The details of a testing program conducted to determine the emissions from cyclic steam wells are presented, along with the results of a survey of the characteristics of the well, the producing field, and the steaming operation. The results of correlation studies are also presented. An emission factor for cyclic wells is developed. The data base presented consists of a survey of 358 wells of which 58 were quantitatively tested. Emission data for steam drive wells is presented in the form of compliance tests for vapor recovery systems associated with steam drive operations. This report presents a summary of the applicable test data which was found and an emission factor developed from that data.