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Short chain aliphatic acid anions in oil field waters and their contribution to the measured alkalinity

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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Abstract

High alkalinity values found in some formation waters from Kettleman North Dome oil field are due chiefly to acetate and propionate ions, with some contribution from higher molecular weight organic acid ions. Some of these waters contain no detectable bicarbonate alkalinity. For waters such as these, high supersaturation with respect to calcite will be incorrectly indicated by thermodynamic calculations based upon carbonate concentrations inferred from traditional alkalinity measurements. ?? 1975.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Short chain aliphatic acid anions in oil field waters and their contribution to the measured alkalinity
Series title:
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Volume
39
Issue:
12
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
First page:
1707
Last page:
1711