Exploitation of Minerals in Disposal Brines.
46th Ann Fall Mtg SPE AIME New Orleans Louisiana 1971 Oct; :8 pages
The practice of pooling disposal brines is gaining momentum in the petroleum industry, and large quantities of brines are processed by single disposal facilities. Through a survey of these facilities, the economic value of the minerals in some of these brines was determined. The results indicate that 6 of the 40 sampled brines contain concentrations of minerals and values comparable with those of a commercial brine. Twenty-nine brines contain concentrations of minerals more valuable than those found in seawater.
46th Ann. Fall Mtg. SPE, AIME, New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 3-6, 1971, Preprint SPE 3453