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Main Title Potential Environmental Consequences of Tertiary Oil Recovery.
Author Braxton, C. ; Stephens, R. ; Muller, C. ; White, J. ; Post., J. ;
CORP Author Energy Resources Co., Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-1912;
Stock Number PB-260 646
Additional Subjects Oil recovery ; Enhanced recovery ; Environmental impacts ; Well stimulation ; Miscellar-polymer flooding ; Miscible displacement ; Steam injection ; In-situ combustion ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Degradation ; Chemical attack ; Water quality ; Ground water ; Surfactant polymer flooding ; Fireflooding
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 646 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 229p
Potential environmental problems associated with enhanced oil recovery methods (micellar-polymer flooding, polymer flooding, surfactant flooding, hydrocarbon miscible displacement, carbon dioxide miscible displacement, steam displacement (or drive), cyclic steam stimulation, and in-situ combustion (or fireflooding)) are identified. Possible impacts on ambient air quality, groundwater supplies and water quality are assessed qualitatively, and where possible quantitatively, using dispersion modeling and risk estimates. The report examines those potential problems which are unique to enhanced oil recovery as well as post-operational problems such as chemical degradation products. Forecasts of enhanced oil recovery activity are allocated by process and region for use in impact analysis. Research needs are described to evaluate the problem areas.