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SPE JOURNAL (ISSN 1930-0220) is published in February, April, June, August, October, and December by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, TX 75080 USA. Subscriptions: USD 95/yr (members), USD 245/yr (nonmembers). To subscribe, go to www.spe.org/journals.

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