DRILLING OF PRESSURE INJECTION DISPOSAL WELL, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL, DENVER, COLORADO. VOLUME 1.
POLUMBUS (E A) JR AND ASSOCIATES INC DENVER CO
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The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Pressure Injection Disposal Well was drilled for the United States Army Chemical Corps by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. The well was drilled to provide access to underground strata which could be used as waste disposal reservoirs. Drilling operations on the well, which is located on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal grounds, commenced on March 10, 1961. Loffland Brothers Company was contracted to drill the well. The well was drilled to a total depth of 12,045 feet terminating in crystalline rocks of pre-Cambrian Age. The drilling rig was released on September 28, 1961, and the construction phase of the drilling well operation was considered completed on November 30, 1961, when the well head equipment was installed and the well turned over to the Chemical Corps. This report covers the operation to this stage. In the design and drilling of the well and in the identification, evaluation, protection, and testing of potential injection reservoirs, broad adaptations of tools, techniques and practices developed in the oil industry were required.
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