TEXCOM COMMERCIAL WASTE INJECTION WELL FACT SHEET

 

 

Applicant:†††††††† TexCom Gulf Disposal, LLC

 

Location:††††††† Crighton Road near FM 3083

††††††††††††††††††††††† Montgomery County

 

Type of Facility:††††††††††† Industrial waste storage and underground injection

 

Number of Injection Wells Proposed:††† †† 4††† †††††††††††††† Surface Tanks:14

 

Types of waste (partial list):

  • Aqueous waste with low toxic organics
  • Acid aqueous waste
  • Spent caustic
  • Aqueous waste with reactive sulfides
  • Halogenated solvent mixtures
  • Oil water emulsion
  • Paint thinner and petroleum distillates
  • Organic Liquids
  • Ethylene glycol based antifreeze

 

Depth of Injection:††††††† 6,045 feet to 6,390 feet into the Cockfield Formation.

 

Surface Injection Pressure:††††††† 1,250 psi

 

Maximum Injection Rate:††††††††† 350 gallons per minute

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 504,000 gallons per day

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 183,960,000 gallons per year

 

Formation Pressure at Maximum Injection Rate:††††††††††† 3,806 psi

Abandoned Well Mud Plug Pressure:††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2,863 psi

Excess Formation Pressure (at wellbore):††††††††† ††††††††† †††943 psi

 

Major Concerns:

        Over 500 abandoned oil wells exist in the Area of Review dating back to the 1930ís.†† These wells are potential pathways for toxic wastes to flow into our fresh water aquifers.

        Toxic wastes can be recovered in saltwater along with oil production and re-injected in Class II saltwater disposal wells in violation of state law.

        No regulations governing design of surface facilities

        Odor, noise, and air pollution concerns from storage tanks and approximately 150 trucks per day.