Pollution of an aquifer by produced oil field water

Okandan, E
Gumrah, F
Demiral, B
Brine is produced from reservoirs as a waste material from crude oil and gas after processing. Waste water may be discharged at the surface or reinjected underground. When it is reinjected, it may be mixed with an underground fresh water source for several reasons. From this point of view, forecasting the pollutant concentrations by knowing the historical data at several locations on a field has great importance when planning the necessary precautions for environmental safety.


Modeling water quality impacts of petroleum contaminated soils in a reservoir catchment
Ünlü, Kahraman (2000-05-01)
Soil contamination due to spills or leaks of crude oils and refined hydrocarbons is a common problem. Estimation of spill volume is a crucial issue in order to determine the expected contaminating life span of contaminated soils. The direct procedure to determine the amount of hydrocarbon in soil is to measure the concentration of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) in soil samples. The primary objective of this study was to assess the potential effects of oil contaminated soils on the water quality of Devege...
Transport of metals leaching from land-disposed oil field wastes
Ünlü, Kahraman (SAGE Publications, 1998-12-01)
The potential for groundwater contamination by metals leaching from land-disposed oil field exploration and production (E&P) wastes is an environmental concern. In this study a geochemical transport model is adopted to consider multispecies metal migration. Objectives are to characterize the chemical composition of E&P wastes, to evaluate the mobility and pollution potential of metals in E&P wastes and to investigate the utility of simplified modelling approaches. A chemical transport model coupling a hydro...
Investigation of zinc and lead removel from aqueous solutions using clinoptilolite
Moralı, Nihan; İmamoğlu, İpek; Department of Environmental Engineering (2006)
Natural zeolites, especially clinoptilolite, have the ability of removing certain cations from wastewater by utilizing ion exchange and adsorption. In this study, clinoptilolite originated from Bigadiç, Balıkesir deposit was investigated in its natural and conditioned form for its effectiveness in removing Zn2+ and Pb2+ ions from aqueous solutions. In addition, relevant mechanisms involved in heavy metal removal by clinoptilolite were examined in this study. Throughout this work, equilibrium and kinetic stu...
Waste water disposal: Polluted aquifer cleanup optimization by using genetic algorithms
Gumrah, F; Erbas, D; Oz, B; Altintas, S (2000-07-01)
Water produced constitutes a large amount of waste fluids during the production operation of an oilfield. Underground injection for disposing of the wastewater from hydrocarbon production is an engineering problem due to the possibility of leakage of injected pollutant material from the receiving medium to a drinking-water source.
The application of artificial neural networks for the prediction of water quality of polluted aquifer
Gumrah, F; Oz, B; Guler, B; Evin, S (2000-04-01)
From hydrocarbon reservoirs, beside of oil and natural gas, the brine is also produced as a waste material, which may be discharged at the surface or re-injected into the ground. When the wastewater is injected into the ground, it may be mixed with fresh water source due to to several reasons. Forecasting the pollutant concentrations by knowing the historical data at several locations on a field has a great importance to take the necessary precautions before the undesired situations are happened.
Citation Formats
E. Okandan, F. Gumrah, and B. Demiral, “Pollution of an aquifer by produced oil field water,” ENERGY SOURCES, pp. 327–336, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/67280.