Technical Report-Rare Earth Element Concentrations in Wyoming's Produced Waters


This study is a joint effort by the University of Wyoming (UW), the UW Engineering Department (UW-ENG), and Idaho National Laboratories (INL) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to describe rare earth element concentrations in oil and gas produced waters. In this work we present the Rare Earth Element (REE) and trace metal character of produced water in several oil and gas fields and three coal fired power stations.

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DOE Project Name: Assessing rare earth element concentrations in geothermal and oil and gas produced waters: A potential domestic source of strategic mineral commodities
DOE Project Number: EE0007603
DOE Project Lead: Holly Thomas
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Data from July, 2017
Submitted Jul 24, 2017


University of Wyoming



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Scott Quillinan
University of Wyoming
Charles Nye
University of Wyoming
Travis McLing
Idaho National Laboratory
Ghanashyam Neupane
Idaho National Laboratory


geothermal, energy, Rare earth Element, produced waters, REE, Coproduced, resources, geochemical, isotope concentration, geochemsitry, oil and gas, trace metal, concentration, coal, brine study


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