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Remediation of salt affected soils

Water separated from oil and gas during production contains dissolved solids, including salts. Produced water with sufficient salt concentrations can damage plants and soils, if improperly handled. Remediation of salt-affected sites can be performed for a number of reasons. The driving forces behind the need to assess and restore a site affected by a saltwater release can include landowner claims, lease agreements, federal, state, and local regulations, reduction in long-term liabilities, company policies, and/or protection of useable land and water resources Read more...

What is PetroWiki?

PetroWiki was created from the seven volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook (PEH) published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). PetroWiki preserves the PEH content in unaltered form (page names that start with PEH:), while allowing SPE's membership to update and expand content from the published version. Pages that do not have PEH: at the beginning may have started with content from the PEH, but have been modified over time by contributors to the wiki.

Content in PetroWiki is moderated by at least two members with subject matter expertise. This helps to ensure that the information found in PetroWiki is technically accurate. Disclaimer

Unlike some other online wikis, PetroWiki content is copyright SPE. For information about using content from PetroWiki, see PetroWiki:Permissions.

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PetroWiki is a living document and therefore the content should be enhanced to include newer technologies and current information.

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Suggested additions:

  • Adding links to good papers in OnePetro and elsewhere is a great way to enrich existing content pages.
  • Creation of pages about specific fields are welcome. Knowing the basics of the reservoir and how the field was developed over time can provide valuable information to others. (See Prudhoe_Bay_field and Kuparuk River field

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