Methane and Benzene in Drinking-Water Wells Overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale Hydrocarbon Production Areas.

@article{McMahon2017MethaneAB,
  title={Methane and Benzene in Drinking-Water Wells Overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale Hydrocarbon Production Areas.},
  author={Peter B McMahon and Jeannie R. B. Barlow and Mark A. Engle and Kenneth Belitz and Patricia B. Ging and Andrew Hunt and Bryant C Jurgens and Yousif K. Kharaka and Roland W. Tollett and Timothy M. Kresse},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={
          6727-6734
        }
}
Water wells (n = 116) overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale hydrocarbon production areas were sampled for chemical, isotopic, and groundwater-age tracers to investigate the occurrence and sources of selected hydrocarbons in groundwater. Methane isotopes and hydrocarbon gas compositions indicate most of the methane in the wells was biogenic and produced by the CO2 reduction pathway, not from thermogenic shale gas. Two samples contained methane from the fermentation… CONTINUE READING
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