Origin and evolution of deep-basin brines, Palo Duro Basin, Texas

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doi: 10.23867/RI0166D
Authors:Fisher, R. Stephen; Kreitler, Charles W.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Tex., Bur. Econ. Geol., Austin, TX, United States
Source:Report of Investigations - Texas, University, Bureau of Economic Geology, No.166, 33p. Publisher: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States. ISSN: 0082-335X
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 112 refs.
Summary:Porous and permeable strata of the deep-basin brine aquifer underlie bedded evaporites that are being considered as repositories for high-level nuclear waste isolation in the Palo Duro Basin, Texas Panhandle. Formation-water samples collected from four U.S. Department of Energy test wells and from two wells drilled by independent oil and gas companies in the basin were analyzed for chemical and isotopic compositions to characterize the geochemical environment, determine the origin and compositional evolution of the water, and augment previous results of hydrologic investigations of ground-water flow directions and flow times.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Brines; Chemical composition; Chemically precipitated rocks; Engineering geology; Evaporites; Genesis; Ground water; High-level waste; Hydrochemistry; Hydrogeology; Mineral composition; PH; Radioactive waste; Recharge; Salinity; Salt; Sedimentary rocks; Solutes; Surveys; Waste disposal; Palo Duro Basin; Texas; United States; Evolution
Record ID:1989001132
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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