Iodide Abundance in Oilfield Brines in Oklahoma

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Science  19 May 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3777, pp. 934-935
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3777.934


Samples of subsurface water, oil, and rock from strata of Mississippian and Pennsylvanian age in the Northern Oklahoma Platform area were analyzed. Several of the water samples contained iodide at more than 500 parts per million. Analyses of the brines and rock indicated that the iodide originated organically.