Salt Water Disposal
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Class II SWD Wells
Class II SWD Wells are the EPA’s preferred method for the disposal of saltwater that results from the oil extraction process.
Saltwater that was trapped in layers of sediment millions of years ago is often found in the same formations as oil. There are approximately 10 barrels of saltwater for every barrel of oil produced that require proper disposal.
Oil or gas wells that are no longer in production are often turned into SWD wells. However, Class II Disposal Wells have strict requirements.
Class II wells have the following EPA requirements:
States (including federally recognized tribes and U.S. territories) have the option of requesting primacy for Class II wells under either Section 1422 or 1425 of the SDWA.
The primary purpose of Class II Saltwater Disposal Wells is to provide an environmentally safe method for the disposal of the saltwater produced from oil and gas extraction and to protect drinking water sources. Surface casing is installed to keep any potential contamination on the surface from entering around the well. Steel casing pipe is cemented into the hole down to at least 100 feet below the water source.
The basic role of Class II Saltwater Disposal Wells is to provide an eco-friendly strategy for the removal of the saltwater produced from oil and gas extraction and protect drinking water sources. Surface casing is introduced to keep any possible contamination on a superficial level from entering around the well.