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Title: U.S. strategic petroleum reserve Big Hill 114 leak analysis 2012.

Abstract

This report addresses recent well integrity issues related to cavern 114 at the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve site. DM Petroleum Operations, M&O contractor for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, recognized an apparent leak in Big Hill cavern well 114A in late summer, 2012, and provided written notice to the State of Texas as required by law. DM has since isolated the leak in well A with a temporary plug, and is planning on remediating both 114 A- and B-wells with liners. In this report Sandia provides an analysis of the apparent leak that includes: (i) estimated leak volume, (ii) recommendation for operating pressure to maintain in the cavern between temporary and permanent fixes for the well integrity issues, and (iii) identification of other caverns or wells at Big Hill that should be monitored closely in light of the sequence of failures there in the last several years.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); GRAM, Inc.,, Albuquerque, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1089994
Report Number(s):
SAND2013-4960
456589
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lord, David L., Roberts, Barry L., Lord, Anna C. Snider, Sobolik, Steven Ronald, Park, Byoung Yoon, and Rudeen, David Keith. U.S. strategic petroleum reserve Big Hill 114 leak analysis 2012.. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1089994.
Lord, David L., Roberts, Barry L., Lord, Anna C. Snider, Sobolik, Steven Ronald, Park, Byoung Yoon, & Rudeen, David Keith. U.S. strategic petroleum reserve Big Hill 114 leak analysis 2012.. United States. doi:10.2172/1089994.
Lord, David L., Roberts, Barry L., Lord, Anna C. Snider, Sobolik, Steven Ronald, Park, Byoung Yoon, and Rudeen, David Keith. Sat . "U.S. strategic petroleum reserve Big Hill 114 leak analysis 2012.". United States. doi:10.2172/1089994. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1089994.
@article{osti_1089994,
title = {U.S. strategic petroleum reserve Big Hill 114 leak analysis 2012.},
author = {Lord, David L. and Roberts, Barry L. and Lord, Anna C. Snider and Sobolik, Steven Ronald and Park, Byoung Yoon and Rudeen, David Keith},
abstractNote = {This report addresses recent well integrity issues related to cavern 114 at the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve site. DM Petroleum Operations, M&O contractor for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, recognized an apparent leak in Big Hill cavern well 114A in late summer, 2012, and provided written notice to the State of Texas as required by law. DM has since isolated the leak in well A with a temporary plug, and is planning on remediating both 114 A- and B-wells with liners. In this report Sandia provides an analysis of the apparent leak that includes: (i) estimated leak volume, (ii) recommendation for operating pressure to maintain in the cavern between temporary and permanent fixes for the well integrity issues, and (iii) identification of other caverns or wells at Big Hill that should be monitored closely in light of the sequence of failures there in the last several years.},
doi = {10.2172/1089994},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Sat Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
}

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