cement channeling

cement channeling

[si′ment ‚chan·əl·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A failure during cementing of the casing to the formation whereby the cement slurry does not rise uniformly, leaving open spaces and thus preventing a strong bond.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"In these instances, no cementing technique could resolve the problem so a WAB was deployed in the open hole in conjunction with cement, the WABs preventing crossflow between two zones that previously led to cement channeling and failure.