casinghead


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casinghead

[′kā‚siŋ‚hed]
(petroleum engineering)
A fitting at the head of an oil or gas well that allows the pumping operation to take place, as well as the separation of oil and gas.
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During the course of the court proceedings Phillips had admitted that it engaged in the sale of natural gas in interstate commerce by marketing casinghead gas derived from its oil production activities, and by purchasing gas from smaller producers for resale.
Natural gas came from a variety of sources including old or "flowing" wells, new land-based wells, casinghead gas, and increasingly, offshore fields.
75) A flambeau light or torch is used to dispose of casinghead gas
The casinghead gas is sold to WTG and the oil is sold to Sunoco Partners.
In early October, Canyon Creek started delivering casinghead gas into a low-pressure pipeline operated by WTG.
In the Williston Basin, the Partnership expects that casinghead gas volumes will continue to increase at least through 2006, but at a slower rate of growth than 2005.
The majority of Spectrum's natural gas supply is from long-lived, mid-continent casinghead gas production.