Oil well annular cement and casing damage data in mature oil fields undergoing hydraulic fracturing, South Belridge and Lost Hills Oil Fields, California
This data release contains oil well annular cement and casing damage data from parts of the South Belridge and Lost Hills Oil Fields in western Kern County, California. The study area coincides with where groundwater with less than 10,000 milligrams per liter total dissolved solids and outside an exempt aquifer are located overlying oil-producing zones in these fields. In the study areas, hydraulic fracturing is occurring in mature oil fields where oil and gas development has occurred for approximately a century. The data were compiled from records of the California Department of Conservation, Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM). The data compiled include construction information for oil wells, drilling and plugging dates, cementing details, noted casing damage, and elevations of lithologic-layer tops intersected by the wells. These data were compiled to help evaluate potential fluid migration pathways between oil-bearing and groundwater zones described in a larger work.
|Oil well annular cement and casing damage data in mature oil fields undergoing hydraulic fracturing, South Belridge and Lost Hills Oil Fields, California
|Peter B McMahon, Matthew K Landon, Sharon L Qi
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Sacramento Projects Office (USGS California Water Science Center)