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The Color of Capital

Q: My firm uses Cablecure 732 and SPR to treat cables after they fail. The ability to capitalize single section injection with Novinium technology means we can earn a regulated rate of return on the capital thus expended. I read your four-part blog, “The Color on Money” and was wondering if you could do a similar analysis to help us quantify the benefit of our approach.

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The Color of Money – Part IV

The Color of Money—Part IV In my post of February 27th, The Color of Money – Part I, I gave the big picture answer. In February 28th’s follow-up post we delved into the details of depreciation. On my Leap Day post we deliberated discounting. Today, in the fourth and last post of the series, we…

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The Color of Money – Part III

The Color of Money—Part III In my post of February 27th, The Color of Money—Part I, I provided the big picture answer. In yesterday’s follow-up post we delved into the details of depreciation. Today we will deliberate discounting—muse over money’s time-value. A dollar earned or saved today has a greater value than a dollar earned…

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The Color of Money – Part II

The Color of Money – Part II In yesterday’s post, The Color of Money – Part I, I gave the big picture answer to Cap’s query. Today we will dive into the first of three sets of details that impact the answer, namely depreciation. In subsequent posts we will examine discounting and other assumptions. I…

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The Color of Money – Part I

The Color of Money – Part I Q: While we have a preference for the mastery displayed by your team and your inherently safer process and fluids, it is difficult for us to settle on Novinium as our sole vendor, because another vendor’s price may be lower. Can you help me understand your value? A:…

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Middle East Query – Rejuvenation Saves Capital

Middle East Query—Rejuvenation Saves Capital Dweller of the Desert asked 22 questions in his post … Middle East Query – 22 Questions. In this installment I address question 12. 12.   What is the expected cost of curing compared to cable replacement? Typical costs for injection are one-half to one-third of the cost of cable replacement. For…

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Economics 101

ECONOMICS 101 Q: In the Novinium proposal you have units for testing the cable. What is the scope of testing and why is it not included with the injection charge? A: To answer this question I had to dust off my old ECONOMICS 101 book. I now realize that I need a whole new category…

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