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Main Title Geophysical methods for locating abandoned wells /
Author Frischknecht, Frank C. ; Ee, Jeffrey van. ; Muth, L. ; Grette, R. ; Buckley, T. ; Kornegay, B.
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Author Title of a Work
Frischknecht, Frank C.
Ee, Jeffrey van.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/4-84-065; AD-14-F-2-A092; PB84-212711
Stock Number PB84-212711
OCLC Number 15737216
Subjects Prospecting--United States--Geophysical methods ; Wells--United States ; Prospecting--Geophysical methods
Additional Subjects Prospecting--United States--Geophysical methods ; Wells--United States ; Geophysical surveys ; Magnetic detection ; Magnetometers ; Mathematical models ; Field tests ; Cost estimates ; Computer programs ; Abandoned wells
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-84-065 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-4-84-065 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/25/2016
NTIS  PB84-212711 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 211 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A preliminary study of the feasibility of using geophysical exploration methods to locate abandoned wells containing steel casing indicated that magnetic methods promise to be effective and that some electrical techniques might be useful as auxiliary methods. Ground magnetic measurements made in the vicinity of several known cased wells yielded total field anomalies with peak values ranging from about 1,500 to 6,000 gammas. The anomalies measured on the ground are very narrow and, considering noise due to other cultural and geologic sources, a line spacing on the order of 50 feet (15.2m) would be necessary to locate all casings in the test area.
"July 1984." "EPA-600/4-84-065." "PB84-212711." "This study was conducted in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey Interagency Agreement No. AD-14-F-2-A092." Project officer: J. Jeffrey van Ee.