Organic compounds in produced waters from shale gas wells.

  title={Organic compounds in produced waters from shale gas wells.},
  author={Samuel J Maguire-Boyle and Andrew R Barron},
  journal={Environmental science. Processes & impacts},
  volume={16 10},
A detailed analysis is reported of the organic composition of produced water samples from typical shale gas wells in the Marcellus (PA), Eagle Ford (TX), and Barnett (NM) formations. The quality of shale gas produced (and frac flowback) waters is a current environmental concern and disposal problem for producers. Re-use of produced water for hydraulic fracturing is being encouraged; however, knowledge of the organic impurities is important in determining the method of treatment. The metal… CONTINUE READING
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