NORM – Oil & gas service by radiation professionals
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Before We Get Started, Some Background Information
The geologic formations that contain oil and gas deposits also contain naturally-occurring radionuclides, which are referred to as “NORM” (Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials):
uranium (and its decay products)
thorium (and its decay products)
radium (and its decay products)
Geologists have recognised their presence since the early 1930s and use it as a method for finding deposits.
Much of the petroleum in the earth’s crust was created at the site of ancient seas by the decay of sea life. As a result, petroleum deposits often occur in aquifers containing brine (salt water).
Radionuclides, along with other minerals that are dissolved in the brine, precipitate (separate and settle) out forming various wastes at the surface:
mineral scales inside pipes
contaminated equipment or components
Because the extraction process concentrates the naturally occurring radionuclides and exposes them to the surface environment and human contact, these wastes are classified as NORM.
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Level 1, 46 Hill Street, East Perth WA 6004
PO Box 3231 East Perth WA 6892
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