casinghead


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casinghead

[′kā‚siŋ‚hed]
(petroleum engineering)
A fitting at the head of an oil or gas well that allows the pumping operation to take place, as well as the separation of oil and gas.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During the course of the court proceedings Phillips had admitted that it engaged in the sale of natural gas in interstate commerce by marketing casinghead gas derived from its oil production activities, and by purchasing gas from smaller producers for resale.
Natural gas came from a variety of sources including old or "flowing" wells, new land-based wells, casinghead gas, and increasingly, offshore fields.
(1) Casinghead gas served to "lift" petroleum out of the well, and was extracted along with the oil.
The recent crash in oil prices has led to substantially reduced oil rig counts, which will eventually translate to reduced associated (casinghead) gas output.
gas." Under Borys, because casinghead gas is in solution in the
casinghead gas could be claimed by the oil owners under Borys.
Depending upon the characteristics of the crude stream, it may also include: 1) small amounts of hydrocarbons that exist in gaseous phase in natural underground reservoirs but are liquid at atmospheric pressure alter being recovered from oil well (casinghead) gas in lease separators and are subsequently commingled with the crude stream without being separately measured.
Depending upon the characteristics of the crude stream, it may also include:</p> <pre> Small amounts of hydrocarbons that exist in gaseous phase in natural underground reservoirs but are liquid at atmospheric pressure after being recovered from oil well (casinghead) gas in lease separators and are subsequently commingled with the crude stream without being separately measured.
Depending upon the characteristics of the crude stream, it may also include: Small amounts of hydrocarbons that exist in gaseous phase in natural underground reservoirs but are liquid at atmospheric pressure after being recovered from oil well (casinghead) gas in lease separators and are subsequently commingled with the crude stream without being separately measured.