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Using Groundwater Modeling To Assess Groundwater And Stream Connectivity In A River Restoration Application, John Joseph Lunzer Apr 2019

Using Groundwater Modeling To Assess Groundwater And Stream Connectivity In A River Restoration Application, John Joseph Lunzer

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Historic placer mining operations along the Middle Fork John Day River (MFJD) north of Galena, Oregon have left the MFJD channel straightened, incised and lacking in riverbed structure. This lack of riverbed structure makes this stretch of the MFJD poor habitat for trout and migrating salmon. In order to restore this stretch of the MFJD to better serve aquatic species, Inter-Fluve Inc. (IF), United States Forest Service (USFS) and The Freshwater Trust (TFT) will be performing restoration to both the MFJD channel as well as Bear Creek, a tributary of the MFJD. The proposed restoration work will consist of re-routing ...


Dynamic Mechanical Response Of Additively Manufactured 316l And Alsi10mg, Kristofer Kuelper Apr 2019

Dynamic Mechanical Response Of Additively Manufactured 316l And Alsi10mg, Kristofer Kuelper

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is a layer by layer method for the fabrication of end use parts. Its utilization in the production of metallic materials, while relatively new, is promising as an alternative technique to build custom or small batch parts with much greater agility than traditional manufacturing methods. The laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) AM technique offers a combination of high geometric accuracy and good mechanical properties for a variety of materials even without post-processing. It can do this by adjusting a number of processing parameters including the intensity of the laser and the thickness of the ...


Development Of A Uav-Based System To Monitor Air Quality Over An Oil Field, Siwen Liu Oct 2018

Development Of A Uav-Based System To Monitor Air Quality Over An Oil Field, Siwen Liu

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The growth of hydraulic fracturing has pushed the whole petroleum industries forward. As a result, gas (mainly methane [CH4]) emissions have significantly increased over the past decades (Macey et al., 2014). Gas leaks can occur at almost all stages of a petroleum production process, such as drilling, fracking, and refining. For years, ground-based air quality monitoring has been conducted around production sites. An improved understanding of air quality would be enabled by supplementing ground-based with airborne monitoring. The latter would involve the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to carry a compact, portable air monitoring system. The purpose of this ...


Geophysical Investigation Of Dewatering In Lolo Creek, Southwest Missoula, Montana, Usa, Akpofure Orubu Oct 2017

Geophysical Investigation Of Dewatering In Lolo Creek, Southwest Missoula, Montana, Usa, Akpofure Orubu

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), Spontaneous Potential (SP), Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) and Seismic Refraction Tomography methods have been used to provide valuable information on the seepage pathways leading to dewatering of Lolo Creek and the subsurface lithology of the area. Results from the MASW and seismic refraction tomography studies show a bedrock elevation of about 35 m close to Highway 93 and about 27 m at the end of the 288 m East-West seismic line running through Lewis and Clark Drive. ERT results show a shallow high resistive geolectric layer underlain by low resistive layers. The Eocene bedrock ...


Geology Of The Middle Member Of The Bakken Formation In Divide County, North Dakota, Mandy Brewer Oct 2017

Geology Of The Middle Member Of The Bakken Formation In Divide County, North Dakota, Mandy Brewer

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Bakken Formation of Williston Basin is a large unconventional oil and gas play consisting of a lower shale member, a middle member, and an upper shale member. The middle member is a production target because it contains porosity and petroleum expelled from the shale members around it. Variable production and sweet spots of the Bakken in the study area of Divide County, ND and 15 miles around Divide County in the USA prompted a closer look at middle member Bakken sediments. For this study, 606 wells were correlated and thin sections from two wells located 10 ...


Modeling The Effect Of Methane Vs. Carbon Dioxide Injection On Oil Recovery: Case Study: The East Vacuum Grayburg-San Andres Unit, Lea County, New Mexico, Charles Ohalekwu Apr 2017

Modeling The Effect Of Methane Vs. Carbon Dioxide Injection On Oil Recovery: Case Study: The East Vacuum Grayburg-San Andres Unit, Lea County, New Mexico, Charles Ohalekwu

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

This project aims to determine if methane (CH4) injection is more effective and economical than carbon dioxide (CO2) injection in a conventional dolomite reservoir by using the East Vacuum Grayburg-San Andres Unit (EVGSAU), Lea County, New Mexico as a model. This was done by simulating a CH4 and CO2 injection system and estimating the economics for each. CH4 injection has not been done at the EVGSAU, however CO2 has been used as a method of enhanced oil recovery.

The EVGSAU is located on the eastern side of the Vacuum Field, approximately 15 miles northwest of Hobbs in Lea County, New ...


Property Sensitivity Study For Oil Recovery In The Bakken, Daniel Beach Apr 2017

Property Sensitivity Study For Oil Recovery In The Bakken, Daniel Beach

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The upstream (exploration and production) end of the petroleum industry has experienced tremendous success over the past fifteen years by employing innovative ways to drill and stimulate new wells thereby greatly increasing production. Based upon these successes, there has been a shift to unconventional wells, where the cost for drilling and completing wells can be much more expensive. Most unconventional wells target tight rock formations having low permeability and porosity. As a result, these reservoirs require enhanced stimulation to improve recovery operations to establish profitable oil or gas production. These wells are drilled horizontally to maximize contact area in the ...


Collecting, Preparing, And Synthesizing Well Log Data For Subsurface Mapping: Example From The Bakken Formation, Asel Sherimkulova Oct 2016

Collecting, Preparing, And Synthesizing Well Log Data For Subsurface Mapping: Example From The Bakken Formation, Asel Sherimkulova

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Late Devonian and Early Mississippian Bakken Formation consists of three distinct members: the upper shale, middle, and lower shale. The upper and lower shales are excellent source rocks, rich in organic content. The organic material in the shales was derived from planktonic algae. Both the upper and lower shales were deposited during a transgressive event in hypoxic to anoxic conditions. The original total organic carbon content in the Bakken shales ranges from 20 to 22 weight percent, however; the content decreases to 10 to 17 weight percent as a result of maturation of hydrocarbons and primary expelling of oil. High ...


Distributed Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensor Validations Using Field Deployments In The Flooded Orphan Boy Mine Shaft In Butte, Mt, Elliott Mazur Oct 2016

Distributed Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensor Validations Using Field Deployments In The Flooded Orphan Boy Mine Shaft In Butte, Mt, Elliott Mazur

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The process of sensor validation through experimentation with the Omnisens Distributed Temperature and Strain (DITEST) Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analyzer (BOTDA) proved to be a challenging project. The project encompassed sensor calibrations, system error minimization, sensor network design and deployment, and the characterization of temperatures in the Orphan Boy Mine shaft. Fiber-optic cable sensor calibrations yielded linear relationship coefficients 0.6-1.0MHZ/°F, indicating a strong positive correlation between Brillouin Frequency Shifts and temperature. Calibrated sensors demonstrated accuracies near ±0.8°F using the corrected error bounds from residual analyses as the benchmark. Fiber-optic measurement accuracy and repeatability were controlled ...


Practical Application Of A Densitometer For Measuring Drill Cuttings Returns, Jamie Veis Jul 2016

Practical Application Of A Densitometer For Measuring Drill Cuttings Returns, Jamie Veis

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

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Investigation Of Fate And Migration Of Hexavalent Chromium At The Mouat Industries Site, Columbus, Montana, Harwood Jeremy Jul 2016

Investigation Of Fate And Migration Of Hexavalent Chromium At The Mouat Industries Site, Columbus, Montana, Harwood Jeremy

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Human impacts to water resources occur in a variety of instances and are often associated with, but not limited to, nor always a result of, industrial processes. Manufacturing of Cr compounds for use as a corrosion inhibitor require the transformation of Cr into a toxic state, requiring extreme safety and caution during processing and handling.

Historical processing of chromite ore at the Mouat Industries site led to Cr-contaminated groundwater within the city limits of Columbus, MT. After the site was listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List in 1986, soil remediation was conducted at the site in ...


Processing And Interpretation Of Three-Component Vertical Seismic Profile Data, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Meltem Akan Apr 2016

Processing And Interpretation Of Three-Component Vertical Seismic Profile Data, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Meltem Akan

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL) AND-2A drill hole was drilled, cored and logged in southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica during the austral summer of 2007. A single near-offset, over-sea ice vertical seismic profile (VSP) was collected in the AND-2A drill hole as a part of the logging program. The source for VSP data collection was a Generator Injector (GI) air-gun which was suspended by a cable through a hole made in the sea ice. The reason for selecting a GI air gun was the minimization of the bubble pulse effects which are prevalent in ...


Investigation Of Inclusions In Armco Ingot Iron, Edwin J. Duncan Jun 1954

Investigation Of Inclusions In Armco Ingot Iron, Edwin J. Duncan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Various chemical and electrolytic separation methods were investigated in an attempt to separate the in­clusions in Armco ingot iron. Residues obtained were X-rayed for identification purposes. The microstruc­tures of this iron were studied with the object of de­termining the relative sizes, locations, and possible compositions of the inclusions.


Effect Of Recovery On The Recrystallized Grain-Size Of High Purity Aluminum, Rodney L. Helterline Jun 1954

Effect Of Recovery On The Recrystallized Grain-Size Of High Purity Aluminum, Rodney L. Helterline

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

When a cold-worked metal is annealed, it’s physical properties hange as a result of a new grain structure. The annealing treatment is divided into three stages according to the changes that occur in the distorted metal: (1) recovery, (2) recrystallization, and (3) grain growth.


The Design And Construction Of An Electrolytic Cell For Aluminum Reduction, Thomas H. Melrose Jun 1954

The Design And Construction Of An Electrolytic Cell For Aluminum Reduction, Thomas H. Melrose

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation was to design and construct a laboratory size electrolytic cell in which to reduce alumina, using the same basic materials that are used in a commercial size cell. The cell was designed to have a capacity of approxi­mately 100 grams of metallic aluminum produced every 8 hours. The cell was constructed so it could be operated continuously.


Polarography Of Indium, John Jackson Jun 1954

Polarography Of Indium, John Jackson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this thesis is to study the various aspects of the polarography of indium. The eventual goal would be to develop a method of analyzing indium in unknowns. The investigation is approached by studying the indium ions in various electrolytes and in various concentrations.


Geology Of The Ragged Point Oil Field Musselshell County, Montana, David M. Amos Jun 1954

Geology Of The Ragged Point Oil Field Musselshell County, Montana, David M. Amos

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The Ragged Point oil field is located in Northwest Musselshell County, in the Lake Basin field of central Mon­tana, and on the western border of the Great Plains region. The surface topography is that of a plain marked by erosion and moderate folding. The stratigraphy of central Montana shows periodic marine invasions from the Cordilleran trough, with normal marine limestones interbedded with sandstone sand shales. These sediments are over 12,000 feet thick, with the Creta­ceous Eagle and Colorado formations exposed at the surface on the Ragged Point anticline. Undifferentiated Cambrian lime­stones and shales are the oldest ...


The Application Of Electric Energy To The Metallurgy Plants In Montana, Edwin J. Duncan Sep 1953

The Application Of Electric Energy To The Metallurgy Plants In Montana, Edwin J. Duncan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Since the year 1800, metallurgy has been affiliated with electricity. In fact, the two industries have grown side by side, being naturally dependent upon each other and having a parallel growth.


The Construction And Operation Of A Universal Specimen Mount With Protective Lead Shield For The Purpose Of Determining Pole Figures Using The Schulz-Decker Transmission Technique, Richard L. Fausner Jun 1953

The Construction And Operation Of A Universal Specimen Mount With Protective Lead Shield For The Purpose Of Determining Pole Figures Using The Schulz-Decker Transmission Technique, Richard L. Fausner

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It was the purpose of this study to construct a universal mount, to construct a protective lead shield, to operate the instrument, and to provide a pole figure using the transmission method of Schulz and Decker. There are at present several lengthy x-ray methods of determining the grain orientation of metals. These methods are mainly photographic. In order to provide a rapid means of obtaining the necessary information concerning the grain orientation of a metal, a universal mount was constructed.


The Lucky Hit Mine Of Jefferson County, Montana, Bruce B. Goddard Jun 1953

The Lucky Hit Mine Of Jefferson County, Montana, Bruce B. Goddard

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Many mines in the Cardwell Mining District have been more or less steady producers of gold, silver, lead and zinc since 18SO. The area first came into prominence with the discovery of gold at the Mayflower Mine in 1896. Soon after the Mayflower discovery, many claims were located in the nearby Saint Paul Gulch area, northeast of Whitehall. The Lucky Hit Mine is located in Saint Paul Gulch area of the Cardwell Mining District.


Nonmetallic Mineral Resources Of Montana (Except Fuels), F. L. Rytlewski Jun 1953

Nonmetallic Mineral Resources Of Montana (Except Fuels), F. L. Rytlewski

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Essentially, the paper is composed of seven parts, each of which concerns a group of related nonmetallic minerals such as ceramic materials, gemstones, or abra­sives. Following the data pertaining to the minerals of each group are index mars locating the major mineral deposits which are known to date. Production and reserve figures are listed by tables in cases where such information is available.


The Flotation Concentration Of A Complex Low-Grade Lead Zinc Ore, Edward James Fong May 1953

The Flotation Concentration Of A Complex Low-Grade Lead Zinc Ore, Edward James Fong

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

This report is concerned primarily with the beneficiation of a low-grade complex lead-zinc ore. The depletion of high grade veins has caused the mineral engineer to seek deposits deeper in the earth's crust or to find lower grade deposits. The other alternative has placed more research problems on Mineral Dressing Engineers in particularly the iron, copper, lead and zinc fields.


Host Rocks And Gangue Minerals Associated With Copper Deposits In Plutonic Igneous Rocks, Richard D. Montgomery May 1953

Host Rocks And Gangue Minerals Associated With Copper Deposits In Plutonic Igneous Rocks, Richard D. Montgomery

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

All of the information on the various districts has come directly from published reports. The investigation was suggested by Mr. Forbes Robertson. The geographical extent of the deposits was confined to the western United States. Many of these deposits are of the disseminated porphyry type. A few of the de­posits, such as at Butte, Montana, were of the fissure vein type.


The Orientation Of Quartz Grains In Unconsolidated Beach Sands Of San Luis Obispo County, California, David V. Pearson May 1953

The Orientation Of Quartz Grains In Unconsolidated Beach Sands Of San Luis Obispo County, California, David V. Pearson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation is to determine the orientation of quartz grains in unconsolidated beach sands, and if possible, to determine some of the physical factors involved in producing the orientation found.


Studies Of Tempering Behavior Of Steel X-9165 Of N-A-X 9100 Series, James A. Ndulue May 1953

Studies Of Tempering Behavior Of Steel X-9165 Of N-A-X 9100 Series, James A. Ndulue

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

One of the reasons why steel is the most versatile of all the metals available for engineering applications is because of the wide range of properties that can be obtained from it by proper heat treatment.


Geology Of The Marget Ann Mine Butte District, Montana, Winston Martin Sahinen May 1953

Geology Of The Marget Ann Mine Butte District, Montana, Winston Martin Sahinen

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

As the field work progressed it became apparent that very little was known of the mineralogical associations of the precious metal constituents of the Marget Ann ore. A mineralogical study in excess of that originally planned was then decided upon to de­termine the affiliations exhibited by the silver and gold. With these objectives in mind, the laboratory and field work continued.


Polarographic Determination Of Germanium, Calvin Leo Stevenson May 1953

Polarographic Determination Of Germanium, Calvin Leo Stevenson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the past germanium has been determined by either wet methods or by the spectograph; the spectograph being used for the determination of very small amounts of ger­manium and wet methods used when more than one hundredth of one percent germanium is present. Both of these analyti­cal schemes have weaknesses.


Fluorite Deposits In The Dry Creek District, Near Superior, Mineral County, Montana, Russell M. Corn May 1953

Fluorite Deposits In The Dry Creek District, Near Superior, Mineral County, Montana, Russell M. Corn

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Fluorite was discovered in the. Dry Creek District, Mineral County, in 1943 and the first commercial prod­uction of this mineral in Montana waS recorded from this locality.


Concentration Of Tungsten Ore From The Potosi Mining District, Ted S. Jordan May 1953

Concentration Of Tungsten Ore From The Potosi Mining District, Ted S. Jordan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Tungsten is a strategic metal which, at present, is in short supply in the United States. In addition to its need in the defense effort, tungsten is becoming more and more in industrial demand and, as an increasing number of uses for this element are being found, so must additional sources of it be discovered and processed.


The Effect Of Germanium On The Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Pure Zinc Sulfate Solution, Keith R. Bock May 1953

The Effect Of Germanium On The Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Pure Zinc Sulfate Solution, Keith R. Bock

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It has long been recognized that electrolytic zinc cells are extremely sensitive to impurities. In fact, cer­tain impurities present in amounts as low as 0.1 mg/1 cause a serious loss of current efficiency. Also, the presence of several impurities in the electrolyte may accelerate the detrimental effect of each impurity.