It is predicted that a significant reduction in the cost of oil field operations can be achieved by the practice of Statistical Process Control. SPC brings a practical field methodology to all production operations. Industries that have adopted SPC have found it helps develop a more detailed understanding of each production step, and this permits tighter process control which in turn results in improved efficiency and lower cost for each unit produced. Examples of SPC potential to oil production operations are presented for EOR reservoir balance and for individual well optimization of the Inflow Performance Relationship.

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