depletion drive

depletion drive

[də′plē·shən ‚drīv]
(petroleum engineering)
Displacement mechanism (type of drive) to expel hydrocarbons from porous reservoir formations, that is, to remove more hydrocarbon from the reservoir; types of drives are gas or water (natural or injected) and injected liquefied petroleum gas.
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Even if charter boats are in something of a jurisdictional quasi-land and the actual sports catch total harvest has not varied much since 1994, the potential for resource conflict in less abundant years and the concern over near-shore depletion drive the council's current actions.