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in an oil well, What is a test line for?

in an oil well, What is a test line for?

in an oil well, What is a test line for?


I am auditing flow lines of new oil wells. Oil wells have a regular oil pipeline and a test pipeline.

What is the test pipeline for?


Carlos Molina

Carlos F Molina

RE: in an oil well, What is a test line for?

Err testing the well?

I don't understand your system so you need to draw it. Normally a single well will simply either have test connections for a mobile test separator or 3 phase meter or will connect at a manifold with other wells to a test header so that individual wells can be tested.

But there might be a different type of test. Please elaborate.

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RE: in an oil well, What is a test line for?


The testing is to see if it produces.


Carlos F Molina

RE: in an oil well, What is a test line for?

Kind of. Oil fields typically sell oil by the lease. The allocation back to the wells (for engineering analysis) is based on periodic well tests. You shift a well to test, assign a flow rate and assume that this flow rate remains constant (or at least a constant proportion of the total field) until the next test.

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MuleShoe Engineering

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