Pollution of an aquifer by produced oil field water

Okandan E., Gumrah F., Demiral B.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.23, no.4, pp.327-336, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/009083101300110878
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-336


Brine is produced from reservoirs as a waste material from crude oil and gas after processing. Waste water may be discharged at the surface or reinjected underground. When it is reinjected, it may be mixed with an underground fresh water source for several reasons. From this point of view, forecasting the pollutant concentrations by knowing the historical data at several locations on a field has great importance when planning the necessary precautions for environmental safety.