exploratory well

exploratory well

[ik′splȯr·ə‚tȯr·ē ′wel]
(petroleum engineering)
An oil well drilled for purposes of exploration for underlying petroleum.
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TAE[currency]KENT (CyHAN)- A consortium of investors has begun drilling an exploratory well from atop the drilling rig "Meros" in the Aral Sea.
The Lasmo will carry out Seismic survey over an area of 350 kilometers and will also drill one exploratory well by spending an amount of 4.8 million dollars in this block.
Further we need to do an exploratory well. The time to drill that well is still to be determined, is under consideration by our technical people," Thap said.
Prominent additions include MOL's Makori East-2 appraisal (where drilling has already commenced) and Sadrial-1 exploratory well to be drilled in Ikhlas block by POL.
The ratio of development to exploratory well thereby stood higher at 2.3x compared to historical average of 1.4x, indicating the focus in FY11 towards development of existing production assets against finding new ones.
Among other exploratory activities around the state, Arco intends to drill an exploratory well near Big Lake in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and an offshore well near Barrow.
BAPETCo announcedon Mondaythat the Bed3C6-1 exploratory well was successfully dug and installed in a structure south of the main bounding fault of Bed3 field to explore the HC potential of the Abu Roash G formation.
HARVEST Oman plans to drill its first exploratory well in Block 64 early next year, marking the start of an energetic effort by the US-headquartered operator to appraise the hydrocarbon potential of its newly acquired concession.
The operations are in progress on drilling the exploratory well No.130r.
Egypt's Ministry of Petroleum - File CAIRO, 2 September 2019: The Ministry of Petroleum said 10 exploratory wells were dug in the Western Desert and they went online in a record time with a daily average output of 5,000 oil barrels.
During a period from 1987-97, around 126 licences were granted and the companies drilled 205 exploratory wells and 255 appraisal/development wells.
Tenders are invited for Overhaul of wells at exploratory wells included in the Program of re-testing of exploratory wells at the LU PJSC NK Rosneft to substantiate production drilling (Nefteyugansk region)