1 Feb, 2018

How to Prevent Formation Damage

Formation damage can adversely affect production rates, efficiency and recovery factors of a well. Research has shown that there are many causes of formation damage, and the effect of these sources and well activities can be summed as damage associated with either the movement and bridging of fine solids or chemical reactions resulting in precipitates and changes in wettability. In this tip of the month (TOTM), we will discuss the causes of formation damage, its effects and how to prevent formation damage from occurring during well activities.

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2 Jan, 2018

Ideal Water Content Correlation for Sweet Natural Gas

In this TOTM, we will evaluate pressure and temperature applicability ranges and accuracy of the ideal water content correlation for sweet natural gases. In addition, the performance of the ideal water content correlations will be compared with the equation of state-based rigorous calculation methods.

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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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