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Paper presented at the SPE/IAEE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, May 17–18, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-179979-MS
... exercise, and it should not be limited to a single rate-time graph of each well in isolation, much less just any rate-time graph created by the sloppy defaults of most graphing programs. Decline curve analysis is an exercise in seeing, understanding and predicting the reservoir and operational dynamics...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IAEE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, May 17–18, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-179986-MS
... considered uneconomic. With a large focus of North American operations been around efficiency, a manufacturing model approach was deployed with significant capital efficiencies that further accelerated the learning curve. As these basins now mature and enter the infill development period, long term...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IAEE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, May 17–18, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-179997-MS
... Abstract The precipitous decline in oil prices during 2015 has forced operators to search for ways to develop low-cost and low-risk oil reserves. This study examines strategies to low cost development of legacy reservoirs, particularly those which have already implemented a carbon dioxide...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, May 19–20, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-169838-MS
... Typical CO 2 suppliers are operators of natural CO 2 resources, power plants, refineries and gas plants. We select a pulverized coal plant as the main supplier. Other suppliers in the market affect the CO 2 supply level and the price. Typical CO 2 customers are the oil and gas field operators...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 8–9, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-130174-MS
... will only get more complicated unless new processes are developed. This paper will present the concept of continuous reserves management where reserves are continuously reviewed and updated during the year. This review process is executed during the year by the engineers closest to the operation rather...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 8–9, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-130214-MS
... that characterizes unconventional plays throughout their lifecycle makes investment decisions around land acquisition, infrastructure development, and drilling programs challenging. This uncertainty comes on top of the other variability faced by conventional operations. The gradual investment profile...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, April 3–5, 2005
Paper Number: SPE-94664-MS
...The Gas-Lift Optimization Problem During last 20 years most of the available literature about "Optimization of Gas-lift Operations" has focused on increasing oil production rates and reducing costs 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 . This work falls into three main categories: Abstract Advances...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, April 5–8, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-82004-MS
.... risk and uncertainty assessment risk assessment materialization loss matrix consequence upstream oil & gas category scenario ps 1 insurance maintenance spe 82004 right decision ps 2 probability retention loss scenario failure initiate evacuation operation operational error...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, April 5–8, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-81998-MS
... on the previous cost inquired by the major and the cost of the proposed drilling operation and production facilities. ♦ This agreement applies to marginal oil fields located onshore in the Niger Delta or around the Niger Delta and in the inland basins of Benue, Anambra, and other in land basins. Table...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, April 5–8, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-82023-MS
..." is established. Finally, the paper discusses the impact of both existing and possible fiscal incentives and considers the role of the Government Take in determining breakeven LNG prices for a number of existing and potential LNG projects. fiscal term gas monetization fiscal regime downstream operation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, April 2–3, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-68583-MS
..., emphasis was placed only on the perspectives of the oil companies and the shareholders. Economic models captured environmental costs as economic externalities that increased project operational and salvage costs, thus decreasing company profitability and shareholders’ dividend payments...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, April 2–3, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-68579-MS
..., and an accelerated growth occurs. Eventually limiting factors are encountered, the growth rate slows, and the curve asymptotically approaches some upper value, which should be definable when the limiting factor is known (water depth limitations for feasible operations) . Martino , J.P. : Technological...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 21–23, 1999
Paper Number: SPE-52968-MS
... Abstract Traditionally, operators have reviewed experience from other job scenarios to assess feasibility when considering application of a technology. Therefore, when data concerning field usage is limited, as is the case for emerging technologies, new concepts that show promise of providing...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 26–28, 1995
Paper Number: SPE-30056-MS
... rationalization asset and portfolio management spe 30056 major company operation reserve value scott hickman negotiation production payment proposal reserve base reserves replacement third party INTRODUCTION A significant portion of the U.S. domestic E&P effort over the last ten years has...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 26–28, 1995
Paper Number: SPE-30055-MS
... Abstract Neural Network modeling of lease operating expenses is more accurate than conventional modeling plus has the added advantage of being able to handle the complicated operating decisions we face today. Three examples are presented that show the accuracy of historical lease operating...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 29–30, 1993
Paper Number: SPE-25834-MS
.... The most effective site assessment and audits are performed by professionals who know both how the oil business operates in the specific area and what the relevant environmental regulations are. Efforts in a site assessment for acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas operations can be focussed...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 29–30, 1993
Paper Number: SPE-25823-MS
.... society of petroleum engineers optimization problem forecast capital optimization model upstream oil & gas project economics lp model spe 25823 selection exploration project valuation operation decision variable capital allocation model constraint capital expenditure artificial...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 29–30, 1993
Paper Number: SPE-25833-MS
... and use 1 , along with a concurrent study of future oil supplies by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The paper identifies possible environmental and legislative initiatives affecting domestic exploration and production (E&P) operations, characterizes the potential impacts of these initiatives...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, March 29–30, 1993
Paper Number: SPE-25840-MS
... ABSTRACT An economic analysis technique has been developed to aid in determining optimum divestment time for oil and gas properties. This technique can be a useful planning tool in defining the operation and divestment portfolio of a maturing property base, and can be programmed within...

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