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Depth and Producing Rate Classification of Petroleum Reservoirs in the United States, 1971.
NTIS: PB 252 492 :23 pages
This Bureau of Mines report presents a continuation of statistics pertaining to distribution of petroleum reservoirs (or fields), wells, and production by depth and producing rate classification in the United States. These statistics show the change that has occurred since results of a similar study were published by the Bureau of Mines in 1967. Data are presented in tabular form by state for the 18 principal oil-producing states and by subdivision for the two largest oil-producing states, Texas and Louisiana. Tabular summations and graphical illustrations are presented for the nation. The data are classified by 4-barrel-of-oil-per-day rate increments up to 36 barrels and one increment of greater than 36 barrels of oil per day and by 2,000-foot depth increments up to 8,000 feet and one depth increment of greater than 8,000 feet. The overall average producing rates for states and the nation have been published for many years; although such rates are useful, they are very general descriptions of producibility. A breakdown of production, wells, and reservoirs by various depths and rates and by state or by state subdivision provides a more detailed description of producibility.
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NTIS: PB 252 492
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