overdrilling

overdrilling

[¦ō·vər′dril·iŋ]
(engineering)
The act or process of drilling a run or length of borehole greater than the core-capacity length of the core barrel, resulting in loss of the core.
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The well reconstruction work includes removal of the well screen and casing, overdrilling, new casing installation, cement grouting, and well development and testing.
She said: "I have seen clients who have gone to a nail bar suffering from nail infections caused by overdrilling or at a beauty salon being burnt by wax that was too hot.
Reduced overdrilling means machine bits and hammers last longer, which can result in significant cost savings.