slim hole

slim hole

[′slīm ‚hōl]
(engineering)
A drill hole of the smallest practicable size, drilled with less-than normal-diameter tools, used primarily as a seismic shothole and for structure tests and sometimes for stratigraphic tests.
(petroleum engineering)
A diamond-drill borehole having a diameter of 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) or less.
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eCOREx provides specially adapted, zero discharge slim hole drilling for evaluating hydrocarbon reservoirs within a short time frame, obtaining continuous core samples from the surface to total depth of the well with real time analysis of the core samples.
Historically, the Fahud team has been at the forefront of many advances such as horizontal and slim hole drilling.
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Pendalian-1 well, a cored slim hole which encountered a number of oil zones at
Initial exploration tests can be drilled with slim hole technology by heli-drill rigs to minimize the need for environmental damage.
At present, resistivity, temperature, and fluid sampling tools are being developed for high-temperature slim hole deployment.
Ormat, as project manager, is planning the next development phase including adjustments to the temperature gradient and deep slim hole drilling program cost-shared with the Department of Energy.
HOUSTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- eCORP International, LLC subsidiary eCORP Europe Holding Limited ("eCORP") and Advanced Drilling Solutions GmbH affiliate BG Management Consulting ("ADS") are pleased to announce that they have executed an agreement to develop a diagnostic unit for examining the earth's crust, comprised of a specially designed drilling (coring) rig and a mobile geological laboratory, called a Slim Hole Evaluation Drilling ("SHED") unit.
Tubbs' tenure marked numerous achievements in the drilling and completion of the unconventional natural gas resources in the Deep Bossier, including: implementation of a slim hole well design in East Texas that included the use of expandable tubular technology resulting in savings in excess of $1 million per well; and a cost-management program that, over a two-year period, saw the cost per foot of drilling remain constant despite rising services costs and a 200 percent increase in rig rates.
field discovered in 1993 by the Pendalian-1 well, a cored slim hole which
The Cretaceous interval is 293 metres (961 feet) thick and drilling data and slim hole wireline logs indicated the presence of hydrocarbons in the reservoir.
Far East has completed its first slim hole, designed to test the coal seams in the Enhong Block, and has collected coal samples from the #9, #14, #16 and #19 coal seams.