pay zone

pay zone

[′pā ‚zōn]
(petroleum engineering)
The reservoir rock in which oil and gas are found in exploitable quantities.
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These analysis were carried out in order to evaluate the petrophysical parameters such as the shale volume (Vsh), total porosity (PHT), effective porosity (PHE), water saturation (Sw), hydrocarbon saturation (Sh), and pay zone.
Majnoon's first pay zone is Hartha (Upper Cretaceous close to the surface), which in 1976 tested 4,000 b/d of gas-rich oil.
There is a pay zone as well as a Hermens parcel service.
(12) Second, there is a "pay zone" (the overlap between square and oval), where just compensation is required.
It was reported yesterday that leaked plans showed Wales put into a geographical pay zone, along with much of the south-west of England, its south coast, Midlands and north-east, in which civil servants would be paid less than elsewhere.
SJB1 well (Sanjiaobei PSC): initial flow back achieved after stimulation Sino Gas has now successfully fracture stimulated a lower pay zone in its SJB1 well and is flowing back the frac fluid from the zone to determine the stable gas rate.
MRI Petrophysics can help confirm oil bearing zones, identify water/oil contacts and determine residual oil saturations which helps us distinguish a pay zone from a non-pay zone.
Testing operations are now complete on the Twaiba-1 exploration well, with recovery of only very high salinity water from the uppermost 5 m of the interpreted "Shiranish" pay zone, from 1872-1877 m measured depth.
Evaluating the potential pay zone reservoir unit BON-1a zone was initially based on the traditional sudden change of lithology logs signatures.
VIEWS Lord Peter Smith; PAY ZONE Manchester city centre will soon cost pounds 5 to enter
That resulted in soldiers being sent out of one "pay zone" and into a different one with a lower pay rate (you don't get "combat pay" when you are in a hospital in Boston) but continuing to be paid at the higher pay rate.
15 fold increase in gas flow on TB04 well following successful fracture stimulation Sino Gas has confirmed a 15 fold increase in productivity following the successful fracture stimulation of a previously untested upper pay zone on its TB04 gas discovery well.