salt dome


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salt dome

[′sȯlt ‚dōm]
(geology)
A diapiric or piercement structure in which there is a central, equidimensional salt plug.
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The project will provide safe, secure storage for multiple types of crude oil and other hydrocarbon liquids in underground salt dome caverns, with supplemental surface tanks to optimize the facility.
If fully developed, the Markham salt dome has the capacity to support in excess of 150 Bcf of natural gas storage capacity.
The new high performance salt dome storage facility located in Matagorda County, Texas will be interconnected with 10 interstate and intrastate pipelines, including Florida Gas, Transco (near Sta 30), Tennessee, NGPL, CTGS (Transco/Tennessee), HPL, TETCO, Enterprise Texas, Enterprise Texas Intrastate and Kinder Morgan Tejas.
Initial approval for work on a standard to confine waste in Mexico's salt dome caverns was granted at the end of 2001.
The value of the Richton site to customers and NUIEB is as follows: (1) its proximity to a number of major interstate pipelines, including Destin Pipeline and its connections to Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco, Florida Gas Transmission, Gulf South Pipeline, Tennessee Natural Gas, Southern Natural Gas and Gulfstream Pipeline; and (2) the quick-fill, quick-withdrawal capabilities offered by salt dome storage.
The process of elemental sulfur formation in caprock salt dome deposits and bedded evaporite deposits involves a biogeochemical reaction in which sulfur-reducing anaerobic bacteria, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, alter the mineral gypsum to form hydrogen sulfide and calcite.
The Allen Dome is a piercement salt dome discovered by Shell Oil Company in 1928 and is located 50 miles south of Houston in Brazoria County, Texas.
These high frequencies, however, may hold a key to one of the big technical obstacles to verifying a CTBT: detecting explosions that are muffled or "decoupled' below the detectable limit by placing a bomb in a large cavity, in a salt dome or in gravel.
DEP's assets, located primarily in the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana, include interests in more than 1,000 miles of natural gas pipelines with a transportation capacity of approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day; nearly 600 miles of NGL and petrochemical pipelines featuring access to the world's largest fractionation complex at Mont Belvieu, Texas; and 33 underground salt dome caverns with approximately 100 million barrels of NGL storage capacity.
Plaintiffs Gary Beach, Beach Capital Partnership, LP, Playa Oil & Gas, GP, LLC and Playa Oil & Gas LP sued SKV's clients for $162 million, alleging primarily a failure to develop an oil and gas salt dome prospect in southern Louisiana
Leaf River Energy Center LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westport, CT-based NGS Energy LP, has received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorizing development and operation of a salt dome natural gas storage facility and associated pipeline infrastructure in Mississippi.
In fact, a more viable source for extrinsic storage economics for Gulf Coast salt dome facilities will likely be 'trough trolling.