dead well

dead well

[′ded ′wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A well that is not producing oil or gas, either temporarily or permanently.
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This well will provide a very rigorous test for Calliope in terms of both extreme depth and the challenge of reviving a dead well. The company is currently attempting to remove fill that is covering some of the perforations and to mitigate reservoir damage caused during a workover by the previous owners.
Clearing of ditches and dead wells and transporting sludge in kirkkonummi in contract areas 136,137,138 and 139th contract 1.
This application has been developed as a pilot project covering specific traits related to Tatweer Petroleum's producing wells that are focused on seven traits such as alarms for events, including high flow line pressure, dead wells, shut-ins, transmitter errors, etc.
Used widely on land, fracking also is employed at offshore wells to explore for new deposits and to stimulate old, dead wells to new production.