Characterization and Reuse of Oil and Gas Waters

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In the “Characterization and Reuse of Oil and Gas Waters” task of the Oil and Gas Waters Project, we collect new water samples from conventional and hydraulically fractured unconventional plays in high priority oil and gas basins. Use the geochemistry of water produced along with oil and gas (a) as a tool to interpret deep basin fluid flow and to fingerprint brines from specific reservoirs, (b) to better understand produced water impacts at the surface or in shallow subsurface aquifers, and (c) to help inform treatment and reuse options.