lost hole

lost hole

[′lȯst ′hōl]
(petroleum engineering)
A well that cannot be worked further because of a serious problem, such as a blowout.
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One meerkat dug out so much sand searching for the lost hole that the mat fell in.
ON ROAD TO DEFEAT: Curtis Strange is left scratching his head at the end of another lost hole
The cover: It's a painting of the third green of the 400-yard, par 4 at Baldwin Hills Golf Club, another great lost hole.
Gold Interval Hole # Target (ft) Angle (ft) (ft@ppb Au) (from-to) Comments QH07-1 North 1,000 -90 1,000 20'@206 ppb 265'-285' 100+ gpm Limb water 5'@107 ppb 430'-435' 5'@119 ppb 690'-695' 5'@142 ppb 800'-805' 10'@104 ppb 860'-870' 5'@155 ppb 945'-950' 5'@232 ppb 965'-970' QH07-2 North 1,000 -90 385 5'@106 ppb 335'-340' 100+ gpm Limb water, lost hole QH-3 Main 1,200 -90 0 Not Resource Drilled QH-4 Main 1,200 -90 0 Not Resource Drilled QH07-5 South 1,200 -90 305 115'@136 170'-285' 100+ gpm Limb ppb water, caving, lost hole Incl 20'@ 170'-190' 229 ppb Incl 5'@ 170'-175' 381 ppb Incl 10'@ 210'-220' 244 ppb QH07-6 South 1,200 -90 305 None 100+ gpm Limb greater than water, 100 ppb caving, lost hole.
A cement plug has been set on top of the fish and preparations are being made to sidetrack the well and re-drill the lost hole from a depth of 1,600m.
28 Approximately 1 Lost hole at 565' CONTACT: Golden Phoenix Minerals Inc.
32 S96-6(1) Lost hole (re-drilled as S96-6A) S96-6A(1) 66.
023 D97-48 Anomalous gold values from 3 to 60 metres D97-49 Anomalous gold values, lost hole in mine workings at 45 metres D97-50 210-246 36 118.
The regular number three pairing Steve Martin and Graham McLean were ahead most of the way, but again lost holes near the end and went down 2&1.
Its started very well, with the top five all leading and bar some hiccups, the first four all turned round wins while Jenkins gritted out a half after a string of lost holes at the end of his match.