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Absorbance and Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix Data for Produced Waters from Oil and Gas Producing Basins in the United States

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2012-03-10
End Date
2021-04-09

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Varonka, M.S., McDevitt, B., Jubb, A.M., Blondes, M.S., Engle, M.A., Gallegos, T.J., and Shelton, J.L., 2022, Absorbance and Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix Data for Produced Waters from Oil and Gas Producing Basins in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YYDQ2O.

Summary

Waters co-produced during petroleum extraction are normally considered wastes but are also possible resources, especially in water-stressed regions. Produced waters can be chemically complex. High salinity, naturally occurring radioactive materials, and organic substances derived from the producing formation can complicate treatment processes. Rapid screening methods to characterize produced waters could be important in determining effective and efficient treatment strategies, as the composition of these produced waters can vary dramatically. In this study, excitation-emission matrix spectroscopy (EEMs) was used to assess the types of fluorescent dissolved organic matter (fDOM) present in produced waters from six unconventional petroleum [...]

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Eagle_Ford_1.csv 1.39 MB text/csv
Eagle_Ford_2.csv 1.38 MB text/csv
Eagle_Ford_3.csv 1.4 MB text/csv
Marcellus_1.csv 1.32 MB text/csv
Marcellus_2.csv 1.19 MB text/csv
Marcellus_3.csv 1.19 MB text/csv
Middle_Bakken_1.csv 1.36 MB text/csv
Middle_Bakken_2.csv 1.35 MB text/csv
Middle_Bakken_3.csv 1.38 MB text/csv
Niobrara_1.csv 1.4 MB text/csv
Niobrara_2.csv 1.38 MB text/csv
Niobrara_3.csv 1.41 MB text/csv
Sample_Data.csv 3.36 KB text/csv
Utica_1.csv 1.31 MB text/csv
Utica_2.csv 1.37 MB text/csv
Utica_3.csv 1.38 MB text/csv
Wolfcamp_Cline_1.csv 1.4 MB text/csv
Wolfcamp_Cline_2.csv 1.32 MB text/csv
Wolfcamp_Cline_3.csv 1.36 MB text/csv

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to 1) characterize the fDOM present in produced waters from a variety of petroleum systems, 2) compare fDOM concentration and composition within petroleum systems and across basins, and 3) evaluate the potential of EEMs as a tool in the development of produced water treatment processes.

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  • Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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