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Methane and benzene in drinking-water wells overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale hydrocarbon production areas

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2014
End Date
2016

Citation

McMahon, P.B., 2017, Methane and benzene in drinking-water wells overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale hydrocarbon production areas: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F77D2SC4.

Summary

Groundwater samples were collected from domestic and public-supply wells in the Eagle Ford study area in 2015–16, in the Fayetteville study area in 2015, and in the Haynesville study area in 2014–15. One sample of produced water was collected from a gas well in the Haynesville  Shale in Rusk County, Texas in 2010, and 5 samples of produced water were collected from oil and condensate wells in the Eagle Ford Shale in Gonzales and Lavaca Counties, Texas in 2015. Groundwater samples were analyzed for major ions, nutrients, and trace elements; methane, methane H and C isotopic compositions, and C1-C5 gas composition; H and O isotopic composition of water; noble gas concentrations and isotopic compositions; tritium, sulfur hexafluoride [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Peter B McMahon
Originator :
Peter B McMahon
Metadata Contact :
Jennifer B Sharpe
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Water Quality Program

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Purpose

Groundwater overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale hydrocarbon production areas was analyzed for chemical, isotopic, and groundwater-age tracers to evaluate sources of selected hydrocarbons in groundwater.

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