EPA© (Engineered Perforator Analysis)
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Last Updated April 8, 2020
EPA DATABASE DOWNLOAD
This download is for users who already have the EPA 2002 application installed on their PC.
- Click on the bolded words "EPA DATABASE DOWNLOAD" above. You will be downloading EPA2001.mdb_040820.zip file to your desktop.
- To unzip: Double click the EPA zip file, a window will open, highlight EPA2001.mdb and click Extract on the menu bar. You will be asked where you want to save the file.
- Save the updated database file to the EPA2002 program folder. The default location is C:\Program Files\EPA2002.
- You will be asked if you wish to replace the existing file, select YES.
- Open the EPA 2002 application as you usually do. Select the MAINTENANCE MENU option, select USER IDENTIFICATION, type in your name, etc.
- You now have the latest Engineered Perforator Database from Owen Oil Tools. When running the program see the “Notes” section of the first Input page for the Database date.
- If you have any questions or experience problems please click here to send us an email
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For many years the Engineered Perforator Analysis program, EPA©, has served as a benchmark to assist customers in selecting the best perforating solution for their completion. Owen Oil Tools is pleased to announce new updated Windows®-based version of this program. EPA© has a new look, new features and runs from your desktop, allowing you immediate access to results.
The EPA© application was created to mechanize the calculation of casing hole sizes and perforation length for a given gun system in a given well configuration. The application uses the “Method of Equivalents” presented by Ed Colle and Ken D. Honeycutt as the basis for these calculations. The “Method of Equivalents” uses API RP 43 Section 1, Section 2, and mild steel penetration data to calculate the mild steel equivalents for the fluid, cement and formation. These equivalents are then used to calculate the perforation length and casing hole sizes. The “Method of Equivalents” is the only method currently being used by the oil and gas industry that will reproduce API Section 1 and Section 2 data with zero error. It is extremely important that any method accurately duplicate surface data since it is virtually impossible to confirm the performance at normal working depths.
The EPA© is a 2-tier application. EPA© is an upgraded version of the original EPA program (DOS based) and contains new and improved calculation methods. The new application uses a graphical user interface (GUI).
Interest in the release of this program has been intense and we anticipate a strong demand. Click here to request your copy now.
EPA 2002© is provided to you, our valued customer, as a service of Owen Oil Tools, the global leader delivering the best customer solutions for well completions, workovers, remedial and abandonment work. Engineered Perforator Analysis © Copyright - Owen Oil Tools, All rights reserved