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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, May 15–17, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-70030-MS
... accumulation in oilfield production and transport operations. Development of these specialty chemicals requires that meaningful methods of testing be undertaken that will accurately predict the effectiveness of these chemicals in an application. To this end many testing methods have been developed to closely...
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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, May 15–17, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-70068-MS
... comprised of operating and service company personnel who performed data analysis, and developed engineering and solution designs. The reservoir conformance team identified, quantified, and fully described field conformance problems. Team members focused on understanding fluid movement through the total...
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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 21–23, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-59711-MS
... some expectations of prior periods in time. In1964, the following was stated by George Kite [1]: "Various arrangements for three-phase separators are in wide use but are oftenunnecessarily expensive and complicated; frequently they leave much to bedesired insofar as accuracy, operator convenience and...
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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 21–23, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-59712-MS
... commercial applications should be evaluated since significant cost savings and operational simplifications could be achieved by early adopters. After a cursory review of current technology in gas treating and sulfur recovery, this paper summarizes applicable new technology in this area developed by the...
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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 21–23, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-59713-MS
... Abstract This paper describes the cash flow enhancement benefits of using automation software for gas production optimization. Efficiently monitoring well and facility operations, analyzing well performance, and accurately predicting problems with software optimization tools has resulted in...
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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 21–23, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-59547-MS
... Abstract Deming's principles of management are often regarded by individuals in the petroleum industry as being applicable to manufacturing operations, but not to E&P activities. The argument usually asserts that E&P activities are so varied that Deming's method of analyzing "the...
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Paper presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 21–23, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-59552-MS
... Abstract Increasing sensitivity to crude price fluctuations will require operators to reduce costs for drilling, completion and production operations. A key component of this strategy is the collaborative management of equipment assets by operators and suppliers to reduce cost over the...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35236-MS
... device that provides a safe, efficient method for firing detonators A battery-operated, electro-mechanical tool that is capable of setting wellbore devices with slickline and braided line without explosives, An electronic measurement system that can automatically correct measurement inaccuracies...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35218-MS
... Abstract More effective use of computing tools for production surveillance by operations and engineering personnel is critical to increases in profitability. Exxon's ALWORKS (Artificial Lift Workstation) is a software package that provides easy access to electronically stored data and provides...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35167-MS
... operation recovery depositional system gdr project application Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE 35167 Integrated Geologic, Engineering, and Financial Assessment of Gas Displacement Recovery in Texas D. K. Beil...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35216-MS
... Abstract Microbial cultures can be used to reduce or eliminate scale formation in water flood injection systems. Several water floods have been treated for over a year with microbial culture products and the effects of the treatment on operating performance has been studied. The injection...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35233-MS
... Abstract Radioactive tracers have been successfully utilized to interpret the placement of stimulation treatments. Completion effectiveness can be verified best when stimulation operations are traced. The advances in tracer technology require a thorough understanding of all the factors that...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35238-MS
... Abstract The need for data management and analysis has become crucial to the continuous improvement programs initiated in many operations. In particular, focus on improving profitability dictates that efforts on improving production and reducing operating costs be continuously applied. To...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35241-MS
... Abstract An openhole drillstem test (DST) simulates producing conditions to help operators determine if a formation may be commercially productive during the drilling phase of the well. A DST isolates a formation with packers, and a tester valve opens to expose the formation to lower...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35234-MS
... Abstract Benchmarking has proven to be an important catalyst in the quest to attain significant cost reductions in Amoco's Permian E&P operations. Benchmarking results have been derived from both external and internal efforts. Each of these types of analysis produce a unique data set which...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 27–29, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-35242-MS
... caused by the invasion of incompatible mud filtrates in an overbalanced condition. In many underbalanced drilling operations, additional benefits are seen due to a reduction in drilling time, greater rates of penetration, increased bit life, a rapid indication of productive reservoir zones and the...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 16–18, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27706-MS
... affects on domestic oil and gas exploration and production activities. Wastes associated with the E&P operations often include the same hazardous constituents contained in heavily regulated "hazardous wastes," but most E&P wastes have enjoyed a blanket exemption from hazardous waste regulation...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 16–18, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27707-MS
... Abstract Adapting and implementing OSHA requirements in oil and gas production operations is an on-going challenge. To address this, Exxon's Southwestern Division developed and implemented an OSHA File System in all division field offices. The file system includes required written programs and...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 16–18, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27708-MS
..., U.S.A. Telex, 163245 SPEUT. Abstract A new pregel blender is being developed to continuously mix dry gel on the fly for fracturing treatments. Specifically, this system can either continuously mix dry gel at the job concentra- tion the operator s.elects, or mix a liquid concentrate that is later diluted...
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Paper presented at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, March 16–18, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27709-MS
... combination of market forces and state regulations. Because of environmental concerns and bonding ·requirements, most state regulatory agencies will not allow undue postponements of P&A for economic reasons alone. They place pressure on the operators to P&A the wells by threatening to "call the bond." Such...

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