Rare Earth Element Concentrations in Wyoming's Produced Waters


Version 2. 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: over a year ago
Data from July, 2017
Submitted Aug 28, 2017


University of Wyoming



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


geothermal, energy, produced waters, produced fluid, REE, rare earth elements, wyoming, coproduced resources, oil and gas, coproduced


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