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75 years of Digboi oil

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Abstract

Oil was found in Assam, India, some 30 yr before Drake's well was sunk in the U.S., in Aug. 1859. Thus, Digboi Oil Field in Assam is 75 yr old this month. For many years it was India's only proved field, and its story is inseparable from that of exploration for oil in the subcontinent. Throughout Digboi's history an intensive research program has been undertaken to maintain production, and only recently details were published of new attempts to boost its output. A map shows the 3 major oil fields in Assam, and 3 refineries. For some years, production has been declining in the Digboi Field--it was 180,000 metric tons in 1964--although since its inception, nearly 1,000 wells have been drilled. Some of the techniques planned are already being used to stimulate output at Digboi and include gas injection, waterflooding, thermoflood methods, formation fracturing, and modernization of gas lift.
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Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1965
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-026993
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Inst. Pet. Rev.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 19:227
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; INDIA; OIL WELLS; FRACTURING; GAS INJECTION; GAS LIFTS; WATERFLOODING; ENHANCED RECOVERY; PETROLEUM; WELL STIMULATION; ARTIFICIAL LIFTS; ASIA; COMMINUTION; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUID INJECTION; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; RECOVERY; STIMULATION; WELLS; 020100* - Petroleum- Reserves- (-1989); 020300 - Petroleum- Drilling & Production
OSTI ID:
5920894
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: IPREA
Submitting Site:
TUL
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Pages: 389-392
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title = {75 years of Digboi oil}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {Oil was found in Assam, India, some 30 yr before Drake's well was sunk in the U.S., in Aug. 1859. Thus, Digboi Oil Field in Assam is 75 yr old this month. For many years it was India's only proved field, and its story is inseparable from that of exploration for oil in the subcontinent. Throughout Digboi's history an intensive research program has been undertaken to maintain production, and only recently details were published of new attempts to boost its output. A map shows the 3 major oil fields in Assam, and 3 refineries. For some years, production has been declining in the Digboi Field--it was 180,000 metric tons in 1964--although since its inception, nearly 1,000 wells have been drilled. Some of the techniques planned are already being used to stimulate output at Digboi and include gas injection, waterflooding, thermoflood methods, formation fracturing, and modernization of gas lift.}
journal = {Inst. Pet. Rev.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {19:227}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1965}
month = {Nov}
}