Assessment of risk of hydrocarbon or fracturing fluid migration to fresh water aquifers : case study of Colorado oil and gas fields, An
The 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 ...
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