HYDROCARBON CLASSIFICATION RULES PROPOSED

08/13/1990
The French Committee of Technicians has modified the "Terminology Concerning Concepts of Hydrocarbon Reserves" proposed in 1982 1, says Jean Laherrere of Total Cie. Francaise des Petroles (OGJ, Nov. 21, 1983, p. 58). The new version makes a clearer differentiation between the two main approaches for defining recoverable hydrocarbons as a function of: 1. current geological and technical knowledge leading to the classifying of hydrocarbons in place2 that have been identified3 and that are unidentified, and 2. economic conditions leading to the classifying of hydrocarbons in place by recoverable fractions4, economic fract...
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