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Well Testing and Rate Transient Analysis

Well Testing (Pressure Transient Analysis) Design and analysis of multi/single point flow and buildup for conventional and multi fractured horizontal wells, injection and falloff (including mini-frac analysis), DST and perforation inflow tests Determination of near wellbore reservoir parameters (permeability, skin, fracture parameters) Estimation of reservoir pressure, distances to reservoir boundaries and/or heterogeneities Prediction of deliverability […]

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Reid Vapor Pressure and True Vapor Pressure

Gasoline and other fuels have the ability to vaporize, or change from liquid to vapor, when exposed to heat or air at temperatures above the boiling point of the fuel. The rate of vaporization is often referred to as volatility, and one test to measure this is the Reid vapor pressure test. This test measures […]

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FIFTY SHADES OF CONDENSATES — WHICH ONE DID YOU MEAN?

By Rusty Braziel RBN Energy LLC rbraziel@rbnenergy.com Last week we introduced a blog series from contributor Ann Davis Vaughan on condensates – the hydrocarbon mixture that is now being produced from tight oil shale plays in increasing quantities. That production surge is causing refiners and traders to scratch their heads figuring out the best uses […]

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DILUENT AND CRUDE-BY-RAIL: DILBIT, RAILBIT OR NEATBIT?

The quickly expanding practice of using railcars to transport bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to refineries in eastern Canada and the United States presents the opportunity to significantly reduce diluent requirements. However, under current circumstances it may not be enough to move the dial on the industry’s overall diluent demand. Pipeline dilbit is generally about 70 […]

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