Research and analysis

Minimising risks from fluid reinjection to deep geological formations

Provides a greater understanding of the issues related to re-injecting water back into the oil reservoir when extracting oil or gas from the ground

Documents

Minimising risks from fluid reinjection to deep geological formations: summary

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Minimising risks from fluid reinjection to deep geological formations: report

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Details

This report provides a greater understanding of the issues related to re-injecting water back into the oil reservoir when extracting oil or gas from the ground. It provides recommendations on how to manage risks from commonly used reinjection practices and describes alternatives such as offsite treatment and disposal.

The report will help the Environment Agency to make decisions about the regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry in England.

Published 10 October 2017