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Title: Geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin for the applicability of Jack W. McIntyre`s patented process for simultaneous gas recovery and water disposal in production wells

Abstract

Geraghty & Miller, Inc. of Midland, Texas conducted a geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin to evaluate the applicability of Jack McIntyre`s patented process for gas recovery and water disposal in production wells. A review of available publications was conducted to identify, (1) natural gas reservoirs which generate large quantities of gas and water, and (2) underground injection zones for produced water. Research efforts were focused on unconventional natural gas formations. The Antrim Shale is a Devonian gas shale which produces gas and large quantities of water. Total 1992 production from 2,626 wells was 74,209,916 Mcf of gas and 25,795,334 bbl of water. The Middle Devonian Dundee Limestone is a major injection zone for produced water. ``Waterless completion`` wells have been completed in the Antrim Shale for gas recovery and in the Dundee Limestone for water disposal. Jack McIntyre`s patented process has potential application for the recovery of gas from the Antrim Shale and simultaneous injection of produced water into the Dundee Limestone.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Midland, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10140082
Report Number(s):
DOE/R6/99202-T10
ON: DE94009456; BR: EF7202000
DOE Contract Number:  
FG46-92R699202
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS WELLS; WASTE WATER; PRODUCTION; WASTE DISPOSAL; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; STRATIGRAPHY; HYDROLOGY; DEVONIAN PERIOD; WISCONSIN; ILLINOIS; INDIANA; OHIO; ONTARIO; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; NUMERICAL DATA; 030200; 030700; 030300; RESERVES, GEOLOGY, AND EXPLORATION; WASTE MANAGEMENT; DRILLING, PRODUCTION, AND PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Maryn, S. Geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin for the applicability of Jack W. McIntyre`s patented process for simultaneous gas recovery and water disposal in production wells. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10140082.
Maryn, S. Geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin for the applicability of Jack W. McIntyre`s patented process for simultaneous gas recovery and water disposal in production wells. United States. doi:10.2172/10140082.
Maryn, S. Tue . "Geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin for the applicability of Jack W. McIntyre`s patented process for simultaneous gas recovery and water disposal in production wells". United States. doi:10.2172/10140082. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10140082.
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title = {Geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin for the applicability of Jack W. McIntyre`s patented process for simultaneous gas recovery and water disposal in production wells},
author = {Maryn, S.},
abstractNote = {Geraghty & Miller, Inc. of Midland, Texas conducted a geohydrologic study of the Michigan Basin to evaluate the applicability of Jack McIntyre`s patented process for gas recovery and water disposal in production wells. A review of available publications was conducted to identify, (1) natural gas reservoirs which generate large quantities of gas and water, and (2) underground injection zones for produced water. Research efforts were focused on unconventional natural gas formations. The Antrim Shale is a Devonian gas shale which produces gas and large quantities of water. Total 1992 production from 2,626 wells was 74,209,916 Mcf of gas and 25,795,334 bbl of water. The Middle Devonian Dundee Limestone is a major injection zone for produced water. ``Waterless completion`` wells have been completed in the Antrim Shale for gas recovery and in the Dundee Limestone for water disposal. Jack McIntyre`s patented process has potential application for the recovery of gas from the Antrim Shale and simultaneous injection of produced water into the Dundee Limestone.},
doi = {10.2172/10140082},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
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