Matthew Loveley, PhD.
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Matthew Loveley, PhD is Regional Lab Manager for Zedi’s Southern Region Offices

Flash liberation samples to match field conditions for accuracy

Posted by Matthew Loveley, PhD. on Jul 5, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Sometimes I’m asked why it’s necessary to perform a flash liberation test in the lab, when it’s so much easier and faster to use a computer model to measure flash gas.

My answer is twofold: First, it only takes 15-45 minutes in the lab, so you can still get results back the same day in most cases.

Second, we’ve seen that flash liberation testing can be much more accurate than computer models. The main issue with computer models is that, while they do an amazing number of calculations, those calculations are fixed and make many assumptions. They assume a “perfect world,” on every well, with few unaccounted-for variations in conditions, down-hole or on the surface.

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Every lab detail equals perfection

Posted by Matthew Loveley, PhD. on Feb 25, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Most labs handle samples, chemicals and testing equipment. At Zedi’s Permian Basin lab, we handle money. Your money, and potentially tens of millions of dollars of it.

Oh, sure, we do handle samples, chemicals and testing equipment—but the only reason we do that is to let clients know what they’re selling quality hydrocarbons into th e pipeline or other companies. Read More