abandonment contour

abandonment contour

[ə′ban·dən·mənt ′kän‚tür]
(petroleum engineering)
A graph of actual cumulative yield of an oil well compared with its estimated ultimate yield; useful in determining the most economic time to abandon an oil well. Also known as abandonment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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