||Monitoring to detect groundwater problems resulting from enhanced oil recovery /
Beck, Ron ;
Aboba, B. ;
Miller, D. ;
Kaklins, I. ;
||Energy Resources Co., Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Oil pollution of water. ;
Oil recovery ;
Ground water ;
Water pollution ;
Mathematical prediction ;
Subsurface investigations ;
Water pollution sampling ;
Oil spills ;
Enhanced recovery ;
Path of pollutants
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||ix, 135 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report develops a four-stage monitoring program to detect groundwater contamination events that may potentially result from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects. The monitoring system design is based on a statistical analysis evolving from a series of equations that model subsurface transport of EOR spills. Results of the design include both spatial and frequency monitoring intervals that depend on properties of the local geology and dispersion characteristics of the potential contaminants. Sample results are provided for typical reservoir characteristics. The number of independent variables in the analysis dictate that EOR monitoring systems be designed on a site-specific basis. Sampling designs can be easily formulated to conform to the peculiarities of chosen EOR sites based on data already available from federal and state geological surveys and from oil company statistics.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-94). EPA contract no. 68-03-2648.