Prudhoe Bay production decline

Thomas Standing's article in (OGJ, Oct. 2, 2000, p. 86) describing oil production decline and expected ultimate recovery at Prudhoe Bay was thought provoking and well written but it was in part, I believe, misleading. The author describes past well performance and predicts future field production rates based on historical well-test information. It is my understanding that this well-test information does not include NGL recovery from the produced gas stream, which is significant at Prudhoe Bay, and may not include all the condensate production either.While this oversight does not influence historical "black oil" production or historical allocated oil volumes among the wells, it does ve...

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