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Title: Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) oil storage cavern sulphur mines 2-4-5 certification tests and analysis. Part I: 1981 testing. Part II: 1982 testing

Well leak tests and a cavern pressure were conducted in June through December 1981, and are described in Part I. The tests did not indicate conclusively that there was no leakage from the cavern, but the data indicate that cavern structural failure during oil storage is unlikely. The test results indicated that retesting and well workover were desirable prior to making a decision on the cavern use. Well leak tests were conducted in March through May 1982, and are described in Part II. The tests indicated that there was no significant leakage from wells 2 and 4 but that the leakage from wells 2A and 5 exceeded the DOE criterion. Because of the proximity of cavern 2-4-5 to the edge of the salt, this cavern should be considered for only one fill/withdrawal cycle prior to extensive reevaluation. 57 figures, 17 tables.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6599380
Report Number(s):
SAND-81-2070
ON: DE83005347
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; SALT CAVERNS; LEAK TESTING; STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE; WELLS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; CAVITIES; DATA; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; RESERVES; RESOURCES; STORAGE; TESTING 024000* -- Petroleum-- Storage-- (-1989)