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.
Overdrilling the hole in the handrail will allow you to push the new spindle up into the railing and then back down into the hole at the base.
According to Brad Miller, general manager for Anadarko's Greater Natural Buttes Field in Uintah County, 'This project milestone allows us to effectively recover more of the resources, while at the same time avoid overdrilling, which could lead to two wells competing for the same natural gas reserves.
Although overdrilling causes problems, it's better to overdrill the hole than underdrill the hole.
Bit loading force and hole depth are selectable to avoid overstress failures and overdrilling.