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Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Third Edition by J. Brandon Rogers, Ronald E. Terry

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Glossary

Absolute permeability

The permeability of a flow system that is completely saturated with a single fluid.

Absolute pressure

Pressure measured relative to a vacuum.

Allowable

A production rate limit set by a regulatory agency to maximize the overall recovery from a reservoir.

Anticline

A geological structure that forms a hydrocarbon trap. It is a fold that is convex down.

API

An abbreviation for the American Petroleum Institute.

API gravity

The weight of a hydrocarbon liquid relative to an equal volume of water. Pure water has an API gravity of 10. A higher API gravity indicates a less dense liquid.

Aquifer

A subsurface geologic formation consisting of interstitial water stored in porous rock.

Areal sweep efficiency

The fraction or percentage ...

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