5 Dec, 2017

How Does Horizontal Well Planning Differ from Other Directional Wells?

In this Tip of the Month (TOTM) you will learn about the steps of horizontal well planning including determining target constraints, build rate, tangent section and more.

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1 Dec, 2017

Optimizing Performance of Refrigeration System with Flash Tank Economizer

Continuing the January 2008 Tip of The Month (TOTM), this tip demonstrates two methods to optimize the performance of a refrigeration system employing a flash tank economizer and two stages of compression. Specifically, we will minimize the compressor total power and condenser duty by optimizing the interstage pressure.

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6 Nov, 2017

What You Should Know as a New Petroleum Employee About Wildcat Wells and Exploration

As a new member of the petroleum industry, there are a few things you should know about wildcat wells and exploration. This Tip of the Month (TOTM) explains why wildcat wells are an essential part of the exploration process and how the current environment of the industry effects exploration and wildcat efforts.

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6 Nov, 2017

Correlations for Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil Measured by Expansion Method (VPCRX)

This Tip of The Month (TOTM) will present simple correlations for determination of TVP and RVPE (Reid Vapor Pressure Equivalent) as described by ASTM Standard D6377 at a specified temperature.

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3 Oct, 2017

Effect of CO2 on the TEG Vaporization Losses

This Facilities Tip of the Month investigates the effect of CO2 in the feed gas, stripping gas rate and the effect of the triethylene glycol (TEG) mass circulation ratio on the TEG vaporization loss from the regenerator and contactor columns top.

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2 Oct, 2017

Reduce Non-productive Time by Understanding Differential Sticking

This Subsurface Tip of the Month (TOTM) focuses on how to reduce non-productive time by understanding differential sticking. Learn about the five events that cause differential sticking, the conditions in which they occur and actions that can be taken to prevent differential sticking from developing.

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1 Sep, 2017

Introduction to Artificial Lift

This Subsurface Tip of the Month (TOTM) is an introduction to artificial lift. It describes the six major forms of artificial lift, how they operate, and how to choose between pumping and gas lift techniques.

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1 Sep, 2017

Effect of Methanol on Distribution of Sulfur Compounds in NGL Fractionation Train

This Facilities Tip of the Month (TOTM) will present the effect of methanol on the distribution and concentration of the sulfur compounds in a NGL fractionation train using a process simulator based on the Peng-Robinson equation of state. The simulation software’s built-in binary interaction parameters were used, and the tabular and graphical simulation results are presented.

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2 Aug, 2017

Infinite Recycle Impacts on Compression Systems

This Facilities TOTM (tip of the month) discusses what infinite recycling is, how to identify it, how to prevent it and solutions for making your company more money through increased production by simply adjusting setpoints.

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1 Aug, 2017

Introduction to Directional Drilling

This Subsurface TOTM (Tip of the Month) is an introduction to directional drilling. It will discuss the history of directional drilling and its uses, benefits and challenges when utilized in the field.

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