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Main Title Potential Environmental Problems of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery Techniques.
Author Beck, Ron ; Shore, Robert ; Scriven, Terry Ann ; Lindquist, Melinda ;
CORP Author Energy Resources Co., Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-03-2648; EPA-600/2-81-149;
Stock Number PB81-240186
Additional Subjects Oil recovery ; Gas production ; Environmental impacts ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Noise pollution ; Resource development ; Enhanced recovery ; Land pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-240186 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 297p
This report provides: (a) an identification of and analysis of available data regarding EOR/EGR related pollutants; (b) an assessment of potential environmental impacts and an identification of possible controls; and (c) recommendations as to research needs. The following processes were studied: steam injection, in situ combustion, carbon dioxide miscible flooding, micellar/polymer flooding, alkaline flooding, improved waterflooding, advanced hydraulic fracturing, chemical explosive fracturing, and directional drilling. The existing EOR/EGR environmental impact information (published and unpublished) is critically reviewed and summarized. The effect of EOR/EGR processes on air quality, groundwater quality, water quantity, noise levels, and secondary impacts is the main area of analysis.