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Locating Abandoned Wells: A Comprehensive Manual of Methods and Resources
Solution Mining Research Institute, June, 2002. Research Project Report No. 2002-1-SMRI.
Peter W. Jordan, Subsurface Technology, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.;
Jennifer L. Hare, Zonge Engineering and Research Organization, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
Report – [pdf] ENV_LocatingAbandonedWells_SMRI_Research_Report_2002-1
Subsurface Technology, Inc. and Zonge Engineering & Research Organization, Inc., their subcontractor, were contracted by the Solution Mining Research Institute to conduct a Survey of Methods and Commercial Resources for Locating Abandoned Wells. This manual is the result, presenting descriptions of methods that have been used, or have the potential for use, in detecting abandoned artificial ground penetrations. Included are descriptions of selected methods, explanations of the physical quantity being measured, discussions
of procedures, cost estimates, and resources for procuring services to implement the methods. The goal of this manual is to provide a resource to persons responsible for the safe operation of storage cavern facilities. No manual such as this can provide a prescriptive set of procedures to follow. Rather, the intent of this manual is to provide guidance for educated selection and supervision of service companies that provide the various methods.