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.
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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