Pass the Salt : Using Oil Fields for the Disposal of Concentrate from Desalination Plants

@inproceedings{Mace2004PassTS,
  title={Pass the Salt : Using Oil Fields for the Disposal of Concentrate from Desalination Plants},
  author={Robert E. Mace and Jean-Philippe Nicot and Ali H. Chowdhury and Alan R. Dutton and Sanjeev Kalaswad},
  year={2004}
}
Desalination is becoming a much more viable alternative for fresh-water supply. However, desalination plants need a place to put their concentrate. One promising possibility is injecting concentrate into oil and gas fields where formation pressures have been greatly lowered due to past oil production. To show that oil and gas fields can accept injected concentrate from desalination plants, we investigated the physical and chemical characteristics of six typical areas across Texas and identified… CONTINUE READING

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