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A World Oil Magazine Supplement
Case studies of E&P technologies that have been successfully tested in the US. Published annually. Bi-annually after 2000.
September 1999 Supplement
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Petroleum
Author Gerald V. Chalifoux and Tony A. Young
A new coiled-tubing-deployed electric submersible pump system addresses liquid loading in shallow gas wells and is up to 50% faster to install than conventional pumping systems.
Author David Coston and Bryan J. Dicus
By installing timers and pumping during off-peak hours, Equinox Oil reduced electrical power consumption in Illinois' South Albion field by 25%.
Author Richard B. Cassins and James H. Portwood
Overall water treating costs in a portion of Wilmington Oil field in California were reduced by 50%, without sacrificing protection.
Author Lyle D. Burns, James W. Reynolds, Larry Selby and Don Richard
Field performance tests have confirmed that a process to render most hydrocarbons non-hazardous can provide a fast, safe and economical way to remediate "typical" spills and leaks.
Author George V. Ricks and J. T. Portwood
Polymer gel treatments in injection wells correct water channeling problems, recovering 15,000 to 25,000 bbl of incremental oil to date.
Author Jay Vargo, Jim Turner, Bob Vergnani, Malcolm J. Pitts, Kon Wyatt, Harry Surkalo and David Petterson
An alkaline-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flood in Cambridge Minnelusa field at the end of primary production increased ultimate oil recovery to 60.9% of original oil-in-place from the swept area.
Author Steven F. Coombs, Edwin Edward, and William Fleckenstein
Production was increased by 850 bopd in a section of the offshore California Carpinteria field held by Pacific Offshore Operators Inc. Zones that had not been adequately drained by existing wellbores were accessed through a vertical-horizontal redrill pro
Author Rodney Reynolds
Engineered waterflooding — based on integrated reservoir characterization and modeling work — has proven to be profitable in Stewart (Morrow) field in western Kansas.
Author David Boneau and Patrick Lowry
A high-resolution, 3-D data set, combined with 3-D visualization tools, led Yates Petroleum to a new waterflooding strategy — design an individual waterflood for each identified major flow unit.
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