Oil and gas field exploitation
Chenault, Roy L. Formerly, Oilwell Division, United States Steel Corporation, Dallas, Texas.
- Related oil field conditions
- Development program
- Legal and practical restrictions
- Exploitation Practices
- Factors of method selection
- Aspects of production rate
- Useful terminology
- Production Methods in Producing Wells
- Natural flow
- Lease tanks and gas separators
- Natural gasoline production
- Production Problems and Instruments
- Paraffin deposits
- Gas conservation
- Salt-water disposal
- Offshore production
- Additional Reading
The location, drilling, completion, and equipment of wells necessary to produce the commercially recoverable oil and gas in a field. In the petroleum industry, a field is an area underlain without substantial interruption by one or more reservoirs of commercially valuable oil or gas, or both. A single reservoir (or group of reservoirs which cannot be separately produced) is a pool. Several pools separated from one another by barren, impermeable rock may be superimposed one above another within the same field. Pools have variable areal extent. Any sufficiently deep well located within the field should produce from one or more pools. However, each well cannot produce from every pool, because different pools have different areal limits.
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