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if you wanted to purchase an existing SWD, how would you determine the value?

Disposal wells?

I personally would not get involved in a disposal well unless you personally have a need for it.

I have heard of disposal wells for sale and how they are cash flowing as companies such as facing need a place to dispose of their waste. First off the waste is minimized as recycling is valuable if possible, secondly disposal wells are really not that hard to find or get permits for. Third, you really do not want to mess around with the epa.

I would suggest you spend a considerable amount of time looking into the reservoir, if you do move forward with this idea.

If you have an existing field and need a salt water disposal well, that is a different case. Look at the cost of converting a existing well or drilling a new one and then compare that to the expenses it would save you. Would also take into consideration depletion.

Once again, if you do not have a direct personal need for a salt water disposal well, I would not suggest you get involved in it.

If you would like to learn more on salt water wells please purchase my book "fundamentals of investing on oil and gas" available on amazon, barns and noble, and a few other outlets, including the library of congress.



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Chris Termeer


I can answer a broad variety of questions about oil and gas in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the industry. Topics of knowledge include but are not limited to: * History of the industry * Basic questions about formation of hydrocarbons (hydrocarbon window, geologic processes that create oil and gas formations) * Types of formation structures, source rocks, and traps * Surrounding production analysis (how to, importance of etc) * Basic questions about magnetic surveys, geometric surveys, seismic surveys (2D and 3D) and radiometric surveys. (Including relative strengths and weaknesses and how performed.) * Basic questions of cable tool drilling * Complex questions about rotary drilling, its components, operations, how to set up a rig. Drilling operations including fluid/mud, cuttings analysis, downhole testing, directional drilling, making and tripping pipe, cementing casing (importance of and how performed etc), common drilling mistakes and problems. * Complex questions about post- (though sometimes occurs during) drilling activities such as well logging, sidewall and whole core sampling, drill stem testing, reserves analysis and projections. * Basic questions about well completions including installation of surface wellhead and subsurface safety valve, well perforations, lateral and horizontal completions, hydraulic fracturing, (I prefer the spelling form "fracking" for the active verb and "frac" for the noun form) and wellbore swabbing. * Basic questions about so-called "flush production" (others call primary recovery) such as natural gas drive, water drive, compaction drive and gravity/dip drive. * Complex questions about artifical hydrocarbon lift technologies such as the sucker rod pumpjack, plunger lift pumps, gas lift pumps and electric subsersible pumps. * Basic questions about secondary and tertiary recovery techniques including water flooding, gas injection (be it CO2 or N), anaerobic recovery and so forth.


I have worked in this industry for many years and have at least some experience in all aspects of it. My specialty in recent years has been in upstream exploration and production. I have worked as a Consultant and general partner for a variety of projects in Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Colorado. My experience is also built on my extensive writing in the oil and gas industry on a series of blogs and websites and my recently published book, Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas.

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Bachelor's of Science from Michigan State University with a variety of other coursework at other Universities including the University of South Florida and University of Wollongong.

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