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2013-01-30 23:03:17

SR2020 3DProVSP reservoir monitoring images the physical and chemical effects of EOR-CO2 injection on the reservoir--tracking the spread of CO2 inside and potentially outside the reservoir, as well as the redistribution of oil and gas over time. SR2020's high resolution methods and data accuracy can help accelerate and increase recovery, provide insight into well and injectant placement, and reduce the cost of infrastructure and improve financial performance. Bakersfield, California (PRWEB)...

2011-08-15 15:01:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced the release of a non-magnetic capability for tantalum surface mount capacitors. This option is ideal for applications with known sensitivity to the effects of magnetism in the industrial, medical, military and aerospace markets. "KEMET's non-magnetic capability was developed in response to a growing...

2011-07-13 13:35:28

The extended Coulomb failure stress (ECFS) criteria and anisotropic porosity and permeability tensor at micro/meso/macro scale under ultra"℠high temperature and pressure (UTP) conditions were developed employing the flow driven pore"℠network crack (FDPNC) model under multiple temporal"“spatial scales and the hybrid hypersingular integral equation"℠lattice Boltzmann method (HHIE"℠LBM). The correlation of the Zipingpu reservoir and Longmenshan slip was then...

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2011-06-07 08:40:37

Findings could aid in the development of better technologies for hydraulic fracturing and other fluid extraction techniques from the earth When geologists survey an area of land for the potential that gas or petroleum deposits could exist there, they must take into account the composition of rocks that lie below the surface. Take, for instance, sandstone"”a sedimentary rock composed mostly of weakly cemented quartz grains. Previous research had suggested that compaction...

2011-01-24 15:25:00

University of British Columbia researchers have produced the first map of the world outlining the ease of fluid flow through the planet's porous surface rocks and sediments. The maps and data, published Friday in Geophysical Research Letters, could help improve water resource management and climate modelling, and eventually lead to new insights into a range of geological processes. "This is the first global-scale picture of near-surface permeability, and is based on rock type data at greater...

2010-06-14 08:28:00

HOUSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced a $1 million donation to support petrophysics research at the University of Oklahoma Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (MPGE). The donation will support the newly named Apache Petrophysics Research Center, including measurement of petrophysical properties of conventional and unconventional reservoirs such as tight gas sands and gas shales. "This donation links Apache's...

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2006-06-28 12:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Creating artificial seismic waves, similar to those that occur during an earthquake, could help squeeze more oil from natural reservoirs, scientists said on Wednesday. They discovered that in addition to sending tremors that knock down buildings, earthquakes greatly increase the permeability of rocks to transmit fluids including oil. "Shaking increases permeability," Emily Brodsky, an assistant professor of Earth Sciences at the University of California,...


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