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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 21 (1937)

Issue: 11. (November)

First Page: 1477

Last Page: 1485

Title: Colorimetric Method of Determining Percentage of Oil in Cores

Author(s): Donuil Hillis (2)


If uniform quantities of oil sand and solvent be used in sample bottles when testing cores, and the colors of the solvent be compared with other samples of known concentration, it becomes possible better to evaluate the productive qualities of the sand. This method permits a more accurate judgment than is possible by visual examination of the cores and thereby assists in deciding which sands should be tested in a zone where saturation varies.

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