observation well

observation well

[‚äb·zər′vā·shən ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A special well drilled in a selected location for the purpose of observing parameters such as fluid levels and pressure changes (for example, within an oil reservoir) as production proceeds.
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1984) A brief review of kriging and its application to optimal interpolation and observation well selection.
Database is used to record continuously monitored observation well data in a structured form.
The first of these methods involves the installation of a shallow (usually less than ten ft in depth) and deep observation well "nest" located on the edge of the surface water feature.
said Wednesday it has detected very high radioactivity levels in groundwater from an observation well at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Observation well HR-6 was drilled in Upper Cretaceous sediments (Turonian marlstones and siltstones) approximately 2.
Nine observation well clusters, located to evaluate conditions in all directions from the collection well, are equipped with continuous water level recorders that will register changes in the water table elevation caused by recharge pumping.
This observation well is situated approximately 10 m from a domestic well, used to supply water.
This includes four ASP observation wells at Nowata, five Harvey Unit development wells (Panhandle mini-flood), one Cockrell Ranch observation well (Panhandle) and eight waterflood development wells at Cato.
During the fiscal third quarter, the company drilled 11 new wells, including two development wells, four pilot wells, one pressure observation well, one water disposal well and three test wells.
Craddock continued, "At our Northern Project, the Shelby pilot development wells continue to dewater and we have recently drilled two additional pilot wells and a pressure observation well which will be put into operation before the end of March.
The Company plans to drill two additional pilot wells and a pressure observation well at Shelby as it continues its evaluation of pilot production.
Monitoring: Monitoring and Control Instrument would have automatic water level recorders, vibrating wire piezometers, reactivation of existing water level observation wells, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) for Bathymetric Survey, Permanent Discharge Measurement Station using Horizontal Acoustic Doppler Profiler (H-ADCP), at Bukkur Gorge (two numbers) and CCTV and Telecommunication.
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