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UTPA Regional Science Bowl | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Willacy, Kenedy, Nueces, Aransas, Kleberg, San Patricio, Cameron Date of Electric Car Competition: 282014 Please contact the regional coordinator for more information on...

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Kenedy County, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Kenedy County, Texas: Energy Resources Kenedy County, Texas: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 26.8697147°, -97.6982272° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":26.8697147,"lon":-97.6982272,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Nueces Electric Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Place Texas Utility Id 13830 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location TRE NERC ERCOT Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png College Discount Rider Commercial Cotton Gin Industrial Cotton Gin-Time-of-Peak Industrial Cotton Gin-Time-of-Peak Alternate Industrial Large Power Service-Commercial Commercial Large Power Service-Industrial Industrial Large Power-Commercial Primary Voltage Commercial Large Power-Industrial Primary Voltage Industrial

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Environmental analysis of geopressured-geothermal prospect areas, Brazoria and Kenedy Counties, Texas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Preliminary environmental data, including current land use, substrate lithology, soils, natural hazards, water resources, biological assemblages, meteorological data, and regulatory considerations have been collected and analyzed for approximately 150 km/sup 2/ of land: (1) near Chocolate Bayou, Brazoria County, Texas, where a geopressured-geothermal test well was drilled in 1978, and (2) near the rural community of Armstrong, Kenedy County, Texas, where future geopressured-geothermal test well development may occur. The study was designed to establish an environmental data base and to determine, within spatial constraints set by subsurface reservoir conditions, environmentally suitable sites for geopressured-geothermal wells.

White, W.A.; McGraw, M.; Gustavson, T.C.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nueces County, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Nueces County, Texas: Energy Resources Nueces County, Texas: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 27.7693351°, -97.4814163° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.7693351,"lon":-97.4814163,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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EIS-0493: Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San  

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3: Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces 3: Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas EIS-0493: Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas SUMMARY The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas export and import terminal on the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay in Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas; a marine berth connecting the terminal to the adjacent La Quinta Channel; and an approximately 23-mile-long natural gas transmission pipeline and associated facilities. In June 2012, FERC issued a notice of intent to prepare an EA; in October 2012, FERC announced that

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EIS-0493: Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas  

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas export and import terminal on the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay in Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas; a marine berth connecting the terminal to the adjacent La Quinta Channel; and an approximately 23-mile-long natural gas transmission pipeline and associated facilities.

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

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Non-point source pollution assessment of the San Antonio-Nueces coastal basin. Report to Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission  

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The amount of pollution from non-point sources flowing in the streams of the San Antonio- Nueces coastal basin in South Texas is estimated by a GIS-based method using rainfall, runoff and land use data. A fine grid of cells 100m in size is laid over the landscape. For each cell, mean annual runoff is estimated from rainfall, and expected pollutant concentration is estimated from land use. The product of runoff and concentration gives expected pollutant loading from that cell. These loadings are accumulated going downstream to give expected annual pollutant loadings in streams and rivers. By dividing these accumulated loadings by the similarly accumulated mean annual runoff, the expected pollutant concentration from non-point sources is determined for each location in a stream or river. Observed pollutant concentrations in the basin are averaged at each sample point and compared to the expected concentrations at the same locations determined from the grid cell model. Results for phosphorus indicate that non-point source pollution in the Mission and Copano watersheds, which have largely rangeland and forest land use, is at relatively low levels in the 0- 0.2 mg/l range, and is consistent with observed concentrations. There dont appear to be significant point sources of pollution in these watersheds. In the Aransas watershed, primarily

R. Maidment; William K. Saunders; R. Maidment; William K. Saunders

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing geopressured geothermal reservoirs in existing wells: Pauline Kraft Well No. 1, Nueces County, Texas. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Pauline Kraft Well No. 1 was originally drilled to a depth of 13,001 feet and abandoned as a dry hole. The well was re-entered in an effort to obtain a source of GEO/sup 2/ energy for a proposed gasohol manufacturing plant. The well was tested through a 5-inch by 2-3/8 inch annulus. The geological section tested was the Frio-Anderson sand of Mid-Oligocene age. The interval tested was from 12,750 to 12,860 feet. A saltwater disposal well was drilled on the site and completed in a Micocene sand section. The disposal interval was perforated from 4710 to 4770 feet and from 4500 to 4542 feet. The test well failed to produce water at substantial rates. Initial production was 34 BWPD. A large acid stimulation treatment increased productivity to 132 BWPD, which was still far from an acceptable rate. During the acid treatment, a failure of the 5-inch production casing occurred. The poor production rates are attributed to a reservoir with very low permeability and possible formation damage. The casing failure is related to increased tensile strain resulting from cooling of the casing by acid and from the high surface injection pressure. The location of the casing failure is now known at this time, but it is not at the surface. Failure as a result of a defect in a crossover joint at 723 feet is suspected.

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FC Master List.vp:CorelVentura 7  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

495726 Mustang Draw TX80 317 Martin 1971 OA 013905 Mustang Gulch TX30 039 Brazoria 1990 N 495788 Mustang Island TX40 355 Nueces 1949 ONA

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EIS-0493: FERC Notice of Intent of an Environmental Impact Statement...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EIS-0493: FERC Notice of Intent of an Environmental Impact Statement Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas The Federal...

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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downloadscx-009577-categorical-exclusion-determination Page EIS-0493: Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas The Federal...

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Development of an assessment methodology for geopressured zones of the upper Gulf Coast based on a study of abnormally pressured gas fields in South Texas. Progress report, 1 March 1976--31 May 1976  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During the fourth quarterly reporting period project change-in-scope was approved extending the study area to include Brooks, the remainder of Kenedy and Live Oak Counties. An interim progress report covering that reporting period is presented. Effort during the quarter was directed toward (1) locating drillstem and production test results from geopressured formations, (2) determining formation parameters in an additional large number of producing wells, and (3) searching production records for assessment of geopressured production in Brooks and Kenedy Counties. Several unsuccessful completion tests of geopressured water sands (attempted as gas completions) have been located and these give insight into the problems of completing high-volume water wells in that zone. A successful fracture treatment in a geopressured gas well indicates a producibility increase equivalent to a two-fold improvement in permeability. Permeability calculations for a large number of geopressured and normally pressured gas wells throughout the study area have been completed. In no case has a producing Rio Grande Valley gas well deeper than 10,000 ft. been identified with effective permeability as great as 10 md. Preliminary investigation of Brooks County production has located geopressured production in seven gas fields and in North Kenedy County, an additional three.

Swanson, R.K.; Oetking, P.; Osoba, J.S.; Hagens, R.C.

1976-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Watershed Coordinator Roundtable Participants July 27, 2011 First Last Organization Email  

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Texas Watershed Coordinator Roundtable Participants July 27, 2011 Austin First Last Organization Email Robert Adams Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. radams@apaienv.com Jacqueline Aitkenhead-Peterson Texas@tsswcb.state.tx.us Blake Alldredge Texas AgriLife Extension balldredge@tamu.edu Beth Almaraz Nueces River Authority

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Comparing functions of natural and created marshes for shorebirds and wading birds  

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Shorebirds and wading birds were observed November 1997 to April 1998 and September 1998 to April 1999 to compare functional values of natural and created marshes on the Texas coast. Study locations included Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Nueces Delta Mitigation Project, and Mustang Island, Texas. Analysis focused on black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola), long-billed curlew (Numenitus americanus, peeps (Calidris sandpipers), willet (Cataptrophorus semipalmatus), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), and great egret (Ardea alba). Invertebrate benthos were sampled to determine prey availability. Few significant differences existed in invertebrate density or biomass between sites. No significant differences existed for any variable at Aransas NWR (p>0.05). At Nueces Delta, total biomass (p=0.031) and polychaete biomass (p=0.029) were significantly lower in October 1998 than in February 1998 or 1999, or April 1998 or 1999. Total density (p=0.042) and crustacean density (p=0.049) were significantly higher at the Mustang Island natural site than at the created site. Insect density (p=0.002) and insect biomass (p=0.001) increased significantly from November 1998 to April 1999 on Mustang Island. Cluster analysis showed no overall pattern among avian species' activities by site, location, year, or type of site (natural or created). Mustang Island sites were most similar for black-bellied plover, long- billed curlew, peeps, and willet. Peeps fed in >78% of observations at all sites except Nueces Island 1997-98 (61.3%). Great blue heron and great egret were rarely recorded feeding (<20%) at any site. Patterns of utilization among sites appear species specific, related more to habitat than type of site. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling using the 11 most abundant species separated Mustang Island sites from Nueces Delta sites. Dunlin, peeps, sanderling, willet, snowy egret, and great egret were much more abundant on Mustang Island than Nueces Delta. Availability of tidal flats at Mustang Island probably explains differences in community composition.

Brusati, Elizabeth Diane

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Commissioning Results Verification and Follow-up For an Institutional Building: A Case Study  

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The Kleberg Building on the Texas A&M University campus is a teaching/research facility consisting of classrooms, offices and laboratories, with a total floor area of approximately 165,030 ft2. Continuous Commissioning (CC) was performed on the building in August 1996 with additional follow-up in April 1999 and significant savings were achieved. Subsequently, the building chilled water and hot water energy consumption increased due to later building operational changes. This paper presents the verification and follow-up efforts, which identified control problems in air handling units and laboratory variable air volume (VAV) systems and provided recommendations currently being implemented to restore HVAC optimization.

Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H. L.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal resources Frio Formation, South Texas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A preliminary study of the Frio sand distribution and formation temperatures and pressures was undertaken in order to define prospective areas in which a more detailed reservoir analysis is necessary prior to the selection of a site for a geothermal well. As a result two potential geothermal fairways were identified--one in the south part of the area in Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron Counties, and the other in the north part in north-central Nueces County.

Bebout, D.G.; Dorfman, M.H.; Agagu, O.K.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multispectral Imaging At Dixie Meadows Area (Pickles, Et Al., 2003) | Open  

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Dixie Meadows Area (Pickles, Et Al., 2003) Dixie Meadows Area (Pickles, Et Al., 2003) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Multispectral Imaging At Dixie Meadows Area (Pickles, Et Al., 2003) Exploration Activity Details Location Dixie Meadows Area Exploration Technique Multispectral Imaging Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown References W. L. Pickles, G. D. Nash, W. M. Calvin, B. A. Martini, P. A. Cocks, T. Kenedy-Bowdoin, R. B. Mac Knight, E. A. Silver, D. C. Potts, W. Foxall, P. Kasamayer, A. F. Waibel (2003) Geobotanical Remote Sensing Applied To Targeting New Geothermal Resource Locations In The Us Basin And Range With A Focus On Dixie Meadows, Nv Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Multispectral_Imaging_At_Dixie_Meadows_Area_(Pickles,_Et_Al.,_2003)&oldid=511005"

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Penascal II | Open Energy Information  

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Penascal II Penascal II Jump to: navigation, search Name Penascal II Facility Penascal II Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Developer Iberdrola Renewables Location Kenedy County TX Coordinates 27.003108°, -97.584014° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.003108,"lon":-97.584014,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Penescal Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Penescal Wind Farm Penescal Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Penescal Wind Farm Facility Penescal Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Iberdrola Renewables Developer Iberdrola Renewables Energy Purchaser CPS Energy/South Texas Electric Coop. Location Kenedy County TX Coordinates 27.003108°, -97.584014° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.003108,"lon":-97.584014,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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31 - 3040 of 31,917 results. 31 - 3040 of 31,917 results. Download EIS-0493: FERC Notice of Intent of an Environmental Impact Statement Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/eis-0493-ferc-notice-intent-environmental-impact-statement Download CX-001345: Categorical Exclusion Determination Industrial Energy Technology Loan - Arkansas Reclamation Company, LLC CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B5.1 Date: 03/15/2010 Location(s): Beebe, Arkansas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-001345-categorical-exclusion-determination Download Technical Standards, Newsletter-September 1997 The Standards Forum and Standards Actions, September 1997

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Data:A4423bc0-5f8d-4ef2-a967-bea6ed1f5fc9 | Open Energy Information  

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A4423bc0-5f8d-4ef2-a967-bea6ed1f5fc9 A4423bc0-5f8d-4ef2-a967-bea6ed1f5fc9 No revision has been approved for this page. It is currently under review by our subject matter experts. Jump to: navigation, search Loading... 1. Basic Information 2. Demand 3. Energy << Previous 1 2 3 Next >> Basic Information Utility name: Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Effective date: 2009/11/20 End date if known: Rate name: Security/Street Light Service Metered 1000w Sector: Lighting Description: *Security/Street Light Service is available to Members, municipalities and governmental authorities in accordance with the Cooperative's Service Rules and Regulations for pole mounted area security and street lighting near the Cooperative's electric distribution lines with existing transformers. MV = Mercury Vapor; HPS = High Pressure Sodium; MH = Metal Halide; X= Cobra Head assembly.

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Preliminary assessment of high-resistivity cap-rock shale in the Frio Formation of the Texas Gulf Coast. Annual report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Mapping of high resistivity cap rock shales in the Frio Formation of the Texas Gulf Coast shows that few areas of thin cap rock occur in the upper Texas Gulf Coast, and more extensive, thicker cap rock occurs in the lower Texas Gulf Coast. Increases in (1) maximum shale resistivity, (2) unstable minerals (volcanic rock fragments, detrital carbonate grains), and (3) authigenic cementation parallel the increase in cap rock from the upper to the lower Gulf Coast. Similarity in cap rock distribution in two major Frio deltaic depocenters is not evident. Facies analysis of regional cross sections in the lower Texas Gulf Coast and of cross sections in Sarita East field, Kenedy County, shows preferential development of cap rock in the delta-front/slope facies of the Norias delta system. Sand content of the cap rock interval varies from 23 to 41 percent in part of Sarita East field, suggesting that if cap rock is due to authigenic cementation, such sands may act as fluid conduits during mineralization. Cap rock is rarely developed in the shale-rich prodelta and distal delta-front facies. High resistivity cap rock shales have been considered a result of authigenic calcite cementation, but definite evidence for this origin is lacking. Preliminary mineralogic analyses of well cuttings have not yielded satisfactory results. Analysis of core through cap rock and non-cap rock intervals will be required to determine the mineralogic variability within each interval and to accurately assess any mineralogic control of the high resistivity log response.

Finley, R.J.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an assessment methodology for geopressured zones of the upper Gulf Coast based on a study of abnormally pressured gas fields in south Texas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Detailed study of the producing gas fields in south Texas has identified a total of 47 abnormally pressured fields in a six-county area including Hidalgo, Brooks, Cameron, Willacy, Kenedy, and Live Oak Counties. An assessment methodology for assessing the potential of the deep geopressured zone in south Texas as an energy resource was developed, based on investigation of the reservoir parameters of these fields. This methodology is transferrable to broad areas of the Gulf Coast. The depth of the geopressured zone in the study area ranges from 7000 ft in western Hidalgo to 12,000 ft in central Cameron County. Temperature data from within the fields, corrected to undisturbed reservoir values, yields a 300/sup 0/F isogeothermal surface at depths from 10,500 ft to 17,000 ft over the study area. The question of fluid deliverability was found to be paramount in determining the potential of the geopressure-geothermal resource as a practical source of energy. The critical parameter is the effective reservoir permeability throughout the study region. Individual fields were assessed for their potential to produce large quantities of geothermal fluid based on reservoir study and detailed geological investigation. Five locations within the study region have been selected as potential candidates for further evaluation and possible eventual testing. Based on investigation of permeability and temperature, the upper limit of fluid temperature likely to be produced in the lower south Texas study region is 300/sup 0/F. In Live Oak County, the possibility of producing fluid at higher temperatures is somewhat improved, with a reasonable possibility of producing fluid at 350/sup 0/ to 375/sup 0/F.

Swanson, R K; Oetking, P; Osoba, J S; Hagens, R C

1976-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data:89f6d69a-85f5-4a51-936d-0f72768c0a56 | Open Energy Information  

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9f6d69a-85f5-4a51-936d-0f72768c0a56 9f6d69a-85f5-4a51-936d-0f72768c0a56 No revision has been approved for this page. It is currently under review by our subject matter experts. Jump to: navigation, search Loading... 1. Basic Information 2. Demand 3. Energy << Previous 1 2 3 Next >> Basic Information Utility name: Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Effective date: 2009/11/20 End date if known: Rate name: Security/Street Light Service- 1000w MH Sector: Lighting Description: *Security/Street Light Service is available to Members, municipalities and governmental authorities in accordance with the Cooperative's Service Rules and Regulations for pole mounted area security and street lighting near the Cooperative's electric distribution lines with existing transformers. MV = Mercury Vapor; HPS = High Pressure Sodium; MH = Metal Halide; X= Cobra Head assembly.

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Thermal properties of an upper tidal flat sediment on the Texas Gulf Coast  

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Increased land use change near fragile ecosystems can affect the ecosystem energy balance leading to increased global warming. One component of surface energy balance is soil storage heat flux. In past work, a complex thermal behavior was noticed in the shrink-swell sediment of the upper Nueces Delta (upper Rincon) during summer months as it dried. Soil storage heat flux was found to first increase, then decrease, as the soil dried. It was suggested that the complex behavior was due to the relationship between thermal diffusivity and soil moisture, where thermal diffusivity increases to a local maximum before decreasing with respect to decreasing soil moisture. This study explores the observed phenomenon in a controlled laboratory environment by relating the sediment shrinkage curve to changing heat transfer properties. Due to the complicated nature of the drying-shrinking sediment, it was necessary to measure the sediment shrinkage curve and heat transfer properties in separate experiments. The shrinkage curve was found by correlating measured sample volume with gravimetric moisture content. Heat transfer properties were found using a single needle heat pulse probe. A normalized gravimetric moisture content was used as a common variable to relate the shrinkage curve and heat transfer data. Data suggests that the shrink-swell Rincon sediment portrays different behavior in drying than that which occurs for a non-shrink-swell soil. For the shrink-swell Rincon sediment, thermal conductivity is seen to increase with decreasing moisture, the suggested mechanism being increased surface area contact between particles as the shrinking sediment dries.

Cramer, Nicholas C.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedstock Logistics of a Mobile Pyrolysis System and Assessment of Soil Loss Due to Biomass Removal for Bioenergy Production  

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The purpose of this study was to assess feedstock logistics for a mobile pyrolysis system and to quantify the amount of soil loss caused by harvesting agricultural feedstocks for bioenergy production. The analysis of feedstock logistics was conducted using ArcGIS with the Network Analyst extension and model builder. A square grid methodology was used to determine biomass availability of corn stover and bioenergy sorghum in Texas. The SWAT model was used to quantify soil erosion losses in surface runoff caused by sorghum residue removal for bioenergy production in the Oso Creek Watershed in Nueces County. The model simulated the removal of 25, 50, 75, and 100 percent residue removal. The WEPS model was used to quantify wind erosion soil loss caused by corn stover removal in Dallam County. Nine simulations were run estimating soil loss for corn stover removal rates of 0 percent to 50 percent. The results of the SWAT and WEPS analyses were compared to the NRCS tolerable soil loss limit of 5 tons/acre/year for both study areas. The GIS analysis determined the optimum route distances between mobile unit sites were 2.07 to 58.02 km for corn and 1.95 to 60.36 km for sorghum. The optimum routes from the mobile pyrolysis sites and the closest refineries were 49.50 to 187.18 km for corn and 7.00 to 220.11 km for sorghum. These results were used as input to a separate bioenergy economic model. The SWAT analysis found that maximum soil loss (1.24 tons/acre) occurred during the final year of the simulation where 100 percent of the sorghum residue was removed. The WEPS analysis determined that at 30 percent removal the amount of soil loss starts to increase exponentially with increasing residue removal and exceeds the tolerable soil loss limit. Limited harvesting of biomass for bioenergy production will be required to protect crop and soil productivity ensuring a sustainable biomass source.

Bumguardner, Marisa

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geochemical and hydrodynamic controls on arsenic and trace metal cycling in a seasonally stratified US sub-tropical reservoir  

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The phase distribution of trace metals and oxyanions was investigated within a South Texas watershed hosting a high density of surface uranium mine pits and tailings. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the potential impact of these old uranium mining sites on the watershed with particular emphasis on spatial and temporal changes in water quality of a reservoir that serves as the major source of freshwater to a population of {approx} 350,000 people in the region. A livestock pond, bordered by uranium mine tailings, was used as a model case-study site to evaluate the cycling of uranium mine-derived oxyanions under changing redox conditions. Although the pond showed seasonal thermal and chemical stratification, geochemical cycling of metals was limited to Co and Pb, which seemed to be mostly associated with redox cycling of Mn mineral phases, and U, which suggested reductive precipitation in the ponds hypolimnion. Uranium levels, however, were too low to support strong inputs from th e tailings into the water column of the pond. The strong relations observed between particulate Cr, Cs, V and Fe suggest that these metals are associated with a stable particulate phase (probably allochthonous aluminosilicates) enriched in unreactive iron. This observation is supported by a parallel relationship in sediments collected across a broad range of sediment depositional processed (and histories) in the basin. Arsenic, though selectively enriched in the ponds water column, remained stable and mostly in solution throughout the depth of the profile and showed no sign of geochemical cycling or interaction with Fe-rich particles. We found no evidence of anthropogenic impacts of U mines beyond the purely local scale. Arsenic does decrease in concentration downstream of uranium mining sites but its presence within the Nueces drainage basin is related to interactions between surface and ground waters with uranium-rich geological formations rather than long-scale transport of contaminants downstream of the U mine pits and tailings. As in Lyssy pond, arsenic (and other oxyanions) in Lake Corpus Christi's water column are not affected by the abundant presence of Fe-rich particles but instead behave conservatively throughout the entire period of study. A quantitative mass balance model, constructed using monthly hydrological data for the reservoir, provides quantitative evidence of seasonal evaporative concentration of as in surface waters demonstrating the predominance of hydrodynamic constraints, over geochemical ones, on the cycling of this metal in selected aquatic systems.

Brandenberger, Jill M.; Louchouarn, Patrick; Herbert, Bruce; Tissot, Philippe

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z