Technical Report-Rare Earth Element Data Associated with Oil and Gas Reservoir Rock


This work was developed to complement the geochemical assessments of produced water and geothermal water samples. Specifically, this task was designed to test the influence of reservoir rock-type and corresponding mineralogy/geochemistry on the concentrations of REE found in oil and gas produced waters. There has been no direct investigation of REE reactions relative to rock-type in deep oil and gas brine prior to this investigation.

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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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J. Fred McLaughlin
University of Wyoming
Scott Quillinan
University of Wyoming
Davin Bagdonnas
University of Wyoming
Erin Phillips
University of Wyoming
Charles Nye
University of Wyoming


geothermal, energy, Rare Earth Element, produced waters, REE, coproduced, resources, geochemical, isotope concentration, geochemistry, oil and gas, concentration, geology, rock chemistry, geologic, influence, minerology, brine study


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