An Estimate of the Near-Term Electricity-Generation Potential of Coproduced Water From Active Oil and Gas Wells
- Chad Augustine (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) | David M. Falkenstern (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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- June 2014
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- 2013. Society of Petroleum Engineers
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This study estimates the near-term market electricity-generation potentialof water produced as a byproduct from active oil and gas operations. Ageographic information system (GIS) was developed to combine oil- and gas-welllocation, depth, and water-production information from 2.5 million wells (halfa million of which were identified as active, producing wells) withgeothermal-resource maps and to estimate the power-generation potential of thecoproduction resource. The study found that the near-term market potential forthe coproduction resource from active oil and gas wells is approximately 300 MWof electrical output (MWe), which is less than suggested in previousstudies.
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