Environmental Baseline Monitoring in the Area of General Crude Oil Department of Energy Pleasant Bayou Number 2 A Geopressured Geothermal Test Well

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1982

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Gustavson, Thomas C.
Howard, Rory C.
McGookey, Douglas A.

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A program to monitor baseline air and water quality, subsidence, microseismic activity, and noise in the vicinity of Brazoria County geopressured geothermal test wells, Pleasant Bayou #1 and #2, has been underway since March 1978 (fig. 1). The research findings for earlier work, including the results of an initial first-order leveling survey completed by Teledyne Geotronics, a preliminary microseismicity survey completed by Teledyne Geotech, and an archaeological survey of the site completed by Texas A&M University, have been previously reported and will not be repeated here. The initial report on environmental baseline monitoring at the test well contained descriptions of baseline air and water quality, a noise survey, an inventory of microseismic activity, and a discussion of the installation of a liquid tiltmeter (Gustavson, 1979). The second report continued the description of baseline air and water quality of the test well site, included an inventory of microseismic activity during 1979 with interpretations of the origin of the events, and discussed the installation and monitoring of a liquid tiltmeter at the test well site. Also, a brief description of flooding at the test site was presented. The following report continues the description of baseline air and water quality of the test well site, includes a summary of microseismic activity before and during 1980, and describes the monitoring of a liquid tiltmeter at the test well site (Gustavson and others, 1980).

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