Crafting this message must have twisted up Denbury Resources’ PR firm. I’ve got to hand it to them, this is one twisted up way of looking at an injection/disposal well.
ADDING ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE
Barnett Shale Salt Water Disposal Project
Denbury’s Barnett Shale operations currently produce approximately 12,300 barrels of salt water per day that is untreatable for human or agricultural use and requires multiple truck trips for hauling and disposal. The Company is in the process of drilling a salt water disposal well that would take 3,000 bbls saltwater/day and inject it into the Ellenberger formation, a deep salt aquifer that is over 7,000 feet below the earth’s surface. The benefit of deep injection will eliminate 23 truck loads of water being hauled away each day and the associated exhaust and fuel use. Other similar deep salt water injection wells are being considered to further reduce hauling activity.