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moved hydrocarbons

1. n. []

The volume of hydrocarbons per unit volume of rock that have been moved by invasion, measured in volume/volume or porosity units. Moved hydrocarbons are not necessarily the same as moveable hydrocarbons, which are those hydrocarbons that can be moved on primary and secondary production.

See: flushed-zone water saturationresidual oilwater saturation