An exploratory drilling exhaustion sequence plot program

Computers & Geosciences
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The exhaustion sequence plot program computes the conditional area of influence for wells in a specified rectangular region with respect to a fixed-size deposit. The deposit is represented by an ellipse whose size is chosen by the user. The area of influence may be displayed on computer printer plots consisting of a maximum of 10,000 grid points. At each point, a symbol is presented that indicates the probability of that point being exhausted by nearby wells with respect to a fixed-size ellipse. This output gives a pictorial view of the manner in which oil fields are exhausted. In addition, the exhaustion data may be used to estimate the number of deposits remaining in a basin. ?? 1977.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An exploratory drilling exhaustion sequence plot program
Series title Computers & Geosciences
DOI 10.1016/0098-3004(77)90043-7
Volume 3
Issue 4
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Publisher location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Computers and Geosciences
First page 617
Last page 631