development well


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development well

[də′vel·əp·mənt ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A well drilled to produce oil or gas from a proven productive area.
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During the last fiscal year, the company had drilled 22 exploratory, appraisal and development wells, besides injected 18 new wells in the production gathering system, adding approximately 1,337,395 barrels crude oil and 9,348 mmcf gas in its pool.
The two development wells are expected to increase Manora production performance.
The existing Lagia 6 and 7 wells are expected to be completed with a subsurface pump whereafter two development wells and two appraisal wells are planned to be drilled to the top of the Thebes formation at around 1500 feet.
In addition, all of the development wells are expected to be on line and producing after completions operations are conducted, which is anticipated to occur by the end of the third quarter of 2012.
The 13 vertical development wells are aimed at the Cherokee and Atoka shales.

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