Datasets associated with the characterization of produced water and Pecos River water in Permian Basin, United States
The data in this report are associated with “Characterization of Produced Water and Surrounding Surface Water in the Permian Basin, United States” and include raw data on produced water quality and Pecos River water quality in the Permian Basin, which is one of the major oil and gas plays in the U.S. The data include 46 samples for produced water and ten samples for Pecos River water. The data include wet chemistry, mineral salts, metals, oil and grease, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, radionuclides, ammonia, hydraulic fracturing additives, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The produced water samples were collected from five different locations in the Permian Basin. Twenty-four of the produced water samples and the ten Pecos River samples were analyzed by the authors. The information for the rest of produced water samples (22 samples) was provided by industrial collaborators in the Permian Basin. Statistical analyses were performed on the combined data to obtain Mean, Max, Min, 25th percentile, 50th percentile, and 75th percentile of each analyte.