Characterizing Water Resources Around Oil and Gas Development: A Cautionary Tale
Montanans are concerned about the risks to groundwater from oil and gas development, especially using enhanced oil recovery techniques. Because some organic compounds occur naturally in groundwater, it is important to be able to distinguish between their natural presence and contamination from oil and gas activities. Dr. Meredith led a two-year sampling program in eastern Montana that characterized area groundwater with respect to known indicators of oilfield waste contamination. She will report the results and implications.
Meredith, Elizabeth, "Characterizing Water Resources Around Oil and Gas Development: A Cautionary Tale" (2020). Public Lecture Series. 165.