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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, Midland, Texas, March 2000.
March 21 2000
A Prospectors Dream Come True:
Tons of Unique Data, All Under One Roof!
Damian Barrett and Bob Trentham
Copyright 2000, Society of Petroleum Engineers Inc.
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Recovery Conference held in Midland, Texas, 21–23 March 2000.
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is further vision that by becoming the database for the United
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city for the independent segment in the United States oil and
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