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dc.contributor.advisorEustes, Alfred William
dc.contributor.authorStone, Carver Haentjens
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T21:41:33Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:57:54Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T21:41:33Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:57:54Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierT 8059
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/170248
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2016 Spring.
dc.description.abstractThe United States National Science Foundation, engaging 29 researchers at nine institutions, has funded a Sustainability Research Network (SRN) focused on natural gas development. The mission is to provide a science-based framework for evaluating the environmental, economic, and social trade-offs between development of natural gas resources and protection of water and air resources. There are a series of independent events that must occur to allow hydrocarbon or fracturing fluid migration to fresh water aquifers. A statistical analysis of data from 36,682 oil and gas wells, from four main basins in Colorado, was made to demonstrate the low rate of complete wellbore failures that resulted in hydrocarbon or fracturing fluid contamination. These results will help shape the discussion of the risk of oil and gas development and will assist in identifying areas of improved well construction and hydraulic fracturing practices to minimize the risk of aquifer or surface soil contamination.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2016 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectColorado oil and gas wells
dc.subjectfracturing fluid migration
dc.subjecthydrocarbon migration
dc.subjectmethane migration
dc.subjectrisk of aquifer contamination
dc.subjectwellbore failure
dc.titleAssessment of risk of hydrocarbon or fracturing fluid migration to fresh water aquifers: case study of Colorado oil and gas fields, An
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberSampaio, Jorge Hygino Braga
dc.contributor.committeememberFleckenstein, William W.
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePetroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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