ELK HILLS HALTS DECLINE WITH TOTAL QUALITY PROGRAM

California's Elk Hills oil field has arrested its production decline with an approach based on total quality management (TQM) principles. Before 1992, production at Elk Hills, home to one of the U.S. naval petroleum reserves, had been sliding at a rate of 8%/year. It currently produces 65,000 b/d, the same level as a year ago.

Dec 6th, 1993
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