Session No. 22
Sunday, 27 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center Room 503

T158. Geochemistry of Flowback and Produced Waters from Hydraulically Fractured Black Shale

Geochemical Society; International Association of GeoChemistry

 

Brian W. Stewart, Rosemary C. Capo and Carl S. Kirby, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
USING GAS CHEMISTRY TO ASSESS CHANGES IN HYDROLOGIC CONNECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MARCELLUS SHALE GAS DRILLING
SHARMA, Shikha, Department of Geology & Geography, West Virginia University, 330 Brooks Hall, National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance, Morgantown, WV 26506, shikha.sharma@mail.wvu.edu, BOWMAN, Lindsey, Department of Geology & Geography, West Virginia University, 330 Brooks Hall, National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance, Morgantown, WV 26506, SCHROEDER, Karl T., Geosciences Division, Office of Research and Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory - U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, and HAMMACK, Richard W., National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
8:15 AM
THE GEOCHEMICAL FINGERPRINT OF PRODUCED WATERS AND NATURAL GAS FROM HYDRAULICALLY FRACTURED BLACK SHALES: A NOBLE GAS PERSPECTIVE
DARRAH, Thomas H., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, darrah.24@osu.edu and POREDA, Robert, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, 227 Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY 14627
8:30 AM
A GEOCHEMICAL CONTEXT FOR STRAY GAS INVESTIGATIONS IN THE THE NORTHERN APPALACHIAN BASIN:  IMPLICATIONS OF ANALYSES OF NATURAL GASES FROM NEOGENE-THROUGH-DEVONIAN-AGE STRATA
BALDASSARE, Fred, 1229 Twelve Oaks Ct, Murrysville, PA 15668, fbaldassare@echelonagc.com, MCCAFFREY, Mark A., 3500 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 75219, and HARPER, John A., Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 500 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
8:45 AM
GEOCHEMISTRY AND ORIGIN OF FLOWBACK WATERS FROM MARCELLUS GAS WELLS IN PENNSYLVANIA
ROSE, Arthur W., Department of Geosciences, Penn State University, 409 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, awr1@psu.edu
9:05 AM
MINERALOGY AND TRACE ELEMENT GEOCHEMISTRY OF GAS SHALES IN THE UNITED STATES: WATER/ROCK INTERACTIONS AND PRODUCED WATER IMPLICATIONS
CHERMAK, John, Geosciences, Virginia Tech, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jchermak@vt.edu and SCHREIBER, Madeline E., Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
9:20 AM
COUPLING ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS AND LEAD ISOTOPE RATIOS TO TRACK SHORT AND LONG TERM WASTE DISPOSAL CONCERNS FROM MARCELLUS SHALE NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION
JOHNSON, Jason D., Department of Geological Sciences & Environmental Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902 and GRANEY, Joseph R., Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902, jgraney@binghamton.edu
9:35 AM
ANALYSIS OF THE NATURALLY OCCURRING RADIONUCLIDES OF PRODUCED WATERS FROM THE MARCELLUS FORMATION
WENDT, Anna K.1, ARTHUR, Michael A.1, CATCHEN, Gary L.2, BRENER, Mathieu W.2, JOHNSEN, Amanda3, and YOXTHEIMER, David A.4, (1) Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 503 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, akw5134@psu.edu, (2) Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 226 Reber Building, University Park, PA 16802, (3) Radiation Science and Engineering Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, University Park, PA 16802, (4) Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, Penn State, 320 Earth and Engineeering Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
 
9:50 AM
Break
10:05 AM
THE PREVALENCE OF METHANE, SALINITY AND TRACE METALS IN SHALLOW GROUND WATER CONSUMED IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA, AND EASTERN OHIO: IMPLICATIONS FOR REGULATORY ASSESSMENT OF BACKGROUND WATER QUALITY
SIEGEL, Donald I.1, SMITH, Bert2, HOLLINGSWORTH, M.2, PERRY, Elizabeth3, BOTHUN, R.3, WHISMAN, Charles4, WARDROP, Richard T.5, and GOOD, Denise4, (1) Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Heroy Geological Laboratory, Syracuse, NY 13244, disiegel@syr.edu, (2) Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496, (3) Aecom, Chelmsford, MA 01824, (4) Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc, Exton, PA 19341, (5) Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc, Altoona, PA 16601
10:20 AM
GEOCHEMISTRY AND ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF PRODUCED WATER FROM MARCELLUS SHALE WELLS IN SOUTHWEST AND NORTH-CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
ROWAN, Elisabeth L.1, ENGLE, Mark A.2, KRAEMER, Thomas F.3, CAPO, Rosemary C.4, STEWART, Brian W.4, HAMMACK, Richard W.5, and SCHROEDER, Karl T.6, (1) U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192, (2) U.S. Geological Survey, UTEP Dept. of Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX 79968, engle@usgs.gov, (3) U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543, (4) Department of Geology & Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, (5) National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, (6) Geosciences Division, Office of Research and Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory - U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
10:40 AM
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY OF FLUIDS ASSOCIATED WITH MARCELLUS SHALE GAS EXTRACTION
STOLZ, John F.1, EASTHAM, J. Lucas2, RUTTER, Jennifer2, DUGAS, Oliver2, JOSHI, Samir2, BASU, Partha3, BAIN, Daniel J.4, and KONDRATYUK, Tetiana1, (1) Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, stolz@duq.edu, (2) Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, (3) Chemistry and Biochemistry, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, (4) Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, 4107 O'Hara Street, 200 SRCC Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
10:55 AM
CHEMICAL AND ISOTOPIC CHANGES OVER TIME IN CO-PRODUCED GAS AND WATER FROM UNCONVENTIONAL SHALE DEPOSITS
MARTINI, Anna M.1, LEMPERT, Rainer N.1, KIRK, Matt F.2, and VINSON, David S.3, (1) Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, ammartini@amherst.edu, (2) Department of Geology, Kansas State University, 204 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66502, (3) Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd, A236, Evanston, IL 60208
11:10 AM
THE EVOLUTION OF SALINITY IN FLUID ROCK REACTIONS WITH THE MARCELLUS SHALE
BANK, Tracy, GIESE, Rossman, and STAUB, Patrick L., Geology, SUNY at Buffalo, 411 Cooke Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, tlbank@buffalo.edu
11:25 AM
TRACING THE LEGACY OF ACCIDENTAL SPILLS AND RELEASES OF MARCELLUS WASTEWATER IN PENNSYLVANIA
WARNER, Nathaniel R., Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, nathaniel.r.warner@dartmouth.edu, JACKSON, Robert, Nicholas School of the Environment and Center on Global Change, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, and VENGOSH, Avner, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
11:40 AM
DETERMINING SOURCES OF SALINITY IN PRE-HYDRAULIC FRACTURING BASELINE WATER QUALITY DATA USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL METHODS
LAUTZ, Laura K., HOKE, Gregory D., LU, Zunli, and SIEGEL, Donald I., Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, 204 Heroy Geology Laboratory, Syracuse, NY 13244, lklautz@syr.edu
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