Distribution and origin of groundwater methane in the Wattenberg oil and gas field of northern Colorado.

  title={Distribution and origin of groundwater methane in the Wattenberg oil and gas field of northern Colorado.},
  author={Huishu Li and Kenneth H. Carlson},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={48 3},
Public concerns over potential environmental contamination associated with oil and gas well drilling and fracturing in the Wattenberg field in northeast Colorado are increasing. One of the issues of concern is the migration of oil, gas, or produced water to a groundwater aquifer resulting in contamination of drinking water. Since methane is the major component of natural gas and it can be dissolved and transported with groundwater, stray gas in aquifers has elicited attention. The initial step… CONTINUE READING


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