offset drilling

offset drilling

[′ȯf‚set ′dril·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
The drilling of a well on property under which oil is being drained away by a well on adjacent property to make up for the loss of oil from the first property.
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There has been a lot of offset drilling done in the region, so Cook Inlet coals are well known," Feige says of the estimated resource.
Drilling is expected to commence during 2012 and the Company is actively seeking a farm-in partner to offset drilling costs.
It is a pity that continental geologists' ideas about the advantages of offset drilling over super deep drilling for studying crustal magmatic rocks was given no priority by the ODP Planning Committee.
Crimson accelerated the drilling of this well in 2011 due to offset drilling activity.
The Company is encouraged by the results of offset drilling by a leading operator, who recently announced impressive production rates on four wells immediately offsetting Lonestar's leasehold.
NRI:TSE) announced additional outstanding fill assay results from eight drill holes completed in this first phase in-fill and offset drilling program on the Donlin Creek Deposit in Southwestern Alaska.
This technological limitation has led the ocean drilling program to design a new approach for drilling the lower crust and mantle: the offset drilling strategy, siting holes where tectonic processes have exposed rocks of deep origin at the seafloor.
The Company believes there are multiple offset drilling locations and expects those locations to be drilled beginning in 2010 as part of the overall development plan for the project.
Additionally, we plan offset drilling to develop the high-grade zone in the North Target Area that we announced earlier this year.
The strategy proposed, called offset drilling, borrows from that used by sedimentologists, using uplifted rock exposures as windows for drilling critical partial sections in the lower oceanic crust and mantle from which to reconstruct its overall composition and structure.
In addition, offset drilling is scheduled on three of the wells.
Typically, offset drilling units have been developed with 1.