Title

An Area of Review Variance Methodology

Abstract

When the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Regulations were promulgated in 1980, existing Class II injection wells operating at the time the regulations became effective were excluded from Area of Review (AOR) requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has expressed its intent to revise the regulations to include the requirement for AORs of such wells. A methodology for identifying areas that would be eligible for variance from AOR requirements has been developed. The methodology provides for evaluation of an area for variance based upon five criteria.

Meeting Name

SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (1994: Sep. 25-28, New Orleans, LA)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Environmental protection; Groundwater pollution; Injection (oil wells); Laws and legislation; Area of review (AOR); Underground injection control (UIC) regulations; Oil fields

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), All rights reserved.

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