Geology and Production of Helium and Associated Gases

Geology and Production of Helium and Associated Gases

1st Edition - May 18, 2022

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  • Author: Steven Tedesco
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909884
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885553

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Geology and Production of Helium and Associated Gases brings together several different theories and models on how helium is generated, migrated to the reservoir, and trapped from several geologic rock types. The importance of this element in society cannot be stressed enough, but helium is in significant short supply. Nitrogen is also important in the fertilizer industry and is a byproduct of helium and natural gas production. Nitrogen presence often indicates the presence of Helium. This book brings together a tremendous amount of geology, engineering, and production methods not available elsewhere in one source.

Key Features

  • Includes numerous case histories from locations around the globe
  • Features detailed discussions of exploration and production methods
  • Presents original, detailed geologic maps where helium deposits have been sourced

Readership

Exploration geologists, Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Helium
  • 1.1. The helium atom and isotopes
  • 1.2. History
  • 1.3. Uses
  • 1.4. Sources of helium
  • 1.5. Helium isotopes
  • 1.6. Helium transport
  • 1.7. Summary
  • Chapter 2. Nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, neon, krypton, and xenon
  • 2.1. Introduction
  • 2.2. Nitrogen
  • 2.3. Nitrogen uses
  • 2.4. Nitrogen toxicity
  • 2.5. Isotopes
  • 2.6. Sources of nitrogen
  • 2.7. Carbon dioxide
  • 2.8. Toxicity
  • 2.9. Sources of carbon dioxide
  • 2.10. Other noble gases
  • 2.11. Isotope ratios in earth systems
  • 2.12. Summary
  • Chapter 3. Geology of helium, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen case histories and sources
  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. Helium, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide field and reservoir classifications
  • 3.3. Texas Panhandle–Hugoton Field
  • 3.4. Wyoming
  • 3.5. Kansas
  • 3.6. Colorado Plateau
  • 3.7. Las Animas Arch helium region
  • 3.8. Raton Basin, Colorado, and new Mexico
  • 3.9. The rest of Texas
  • 3.10. The rest of New Mexico
  • 3.11. Montana–North Dakota–Idaho
  • 3.12. Mississippi
  • 3.13. Eastern USA
  • 3.14. California
  • 3.15. Canada
  • 3.16. Middle East
  • 3.17. Russia
  • 3.18. Africa
  • 3.19. Poland
  • 3.20. Asia-pacific region
  • 3.21. South and Central America
  • 3.22. The Earth's moon
  • Chapter 4. Exploration methods for finding helium deposits
  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. Basin analysis and modeling
  • 4.3. Isotopes
  • 4.4. Existing gas wells, production, and the helium–nitrogen relationship
  • 4.5. Migration models
  • 4.6. Igneous intrusions, aeromagnetics, and gravity
  • 4.7. Surface geochemical methods
  • 4.8. Seismic
  • 4.9. Models for helium exploration
  • 4.10. Summary
  • Appendix 4.1
  • Chapter 5. Processing procedures to extract helium, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide
  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Carbon dioxide
  • 5.3. Nitrogen rejection units
  • 5.4. Helium processing
  • 5.5. Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. Reserves and future trends in helium
  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Reservoir characteristics for an economic project
  • 6.3. Play characteristics
  • 6.4. Example of field economics
  • 6.5. World helium economy
  • 6.6. Exploration outlook for various areas for helium
  • 6.7. Climate change
  • 6.8. Military
  • 6.9. Summary
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 18, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909884
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885553

About the Author

Steven Tedesco

Steven Tedesco is the Owner of Running Foxes Petroleum Inc. which focuses on shale and coal bed methane; conventional production in the Uncompahgre Uplift, Denver, Forest City and Cherokee basins, USA. Dr. Tedesco has a BS in Geology from Northeastern University in Boston, a MS in Geology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, and a PhD in Geology with a minor in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Tedesco has over 40+ years of experience in coal mining, helium production, coal bed methane, shale gas\oil, waterflood projects, petroleum exploration and development. He has helped to discover over 184 million barrels of oil (MMBO). Running Foxes Petroleum operates over 650 producing wells in eastern Kansas, southwest Missouri and eastern Utah. Dr. Tedesco has published numerous articles and presented several talks at international and national industry meetings on coal bed methane, surface geochemistry, structural geology, petroleum engineering, and stratigraphy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner, Running Foxes Petroleum Inc., Centennial, Colorado, United States of America

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