Accession Number : ADA335594

Title :   Preliminary Technical and Legal Evaluation of Disposing of Nonhazardous Oil Field Waste into Salt Caverns

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Veil, John ; Elcock, Deborah ; Raivel, Mary ; Caudle, Dan ; Ayers, Robert C.

PDF Url : ADA335594

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Bedded and domal salt deposits occur in many states. If salt deposits are thick enough, salt caverns can be formed through solution mining. These caverns are either created incidentally as a result of salt recovery or intentionally to create an underground chamber that can be used for storing hydrocarbon products or compressed air or for disposing of wastes. This report evaluates the suitability, feasibility, and legality of disposing of nonhazardous oil and gas exploration, development, and production wastes (hereafter referred to as oil field wastes, unless otherwise noted) in salt caverns.

Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL, *SALTS, *OIL FIELDS, *OIL WASTES, TEST AND EVALUATION, MINING ENGINEERING, GASES, DEPOSITS, HYDROCARBONS, STORAGE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMPRESSED AIR, UNDERGROUND FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE