gas pocket


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gas pocket

[′gas ‚päk·ət]
(geology)
A gas-filled cavity in rocks, especially above an oil pocket.
(metallurgy)
A cavity in a metal which contains trapped gases.

gas pocket, blowhole

A hole or void, as in a casting, which results from entrained air.
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This melt film can't be dragged or scraped away because there's only a gas pocket over it.
"These gas pockets usually do not pose a risk to the drilling operation itself.
The technology, developed with Zotefoams PLC of Britain, injects tiny gas pockets into bottle walls, reducing the weight and amount of plastic used, without sacrificing robustness.
It is only within the last few years that improved geological identification of potential gas pockets, horizontal drilling and pressure fracturing have created such a huge supply of North American gas that the price differential between natural gas and fuel oil enabled the cost-effective transportation of significant quantities of CNG by truck over long distances.
British Gas pocketed PS20million in a year from in-credit customers who have moved to another firm, and whom the twyBh company has been unable to trace for a refund, a whistleblower revealed yesterday.
Owing to their small size, gas pockets which form from migrating hydrocarbons may be uneconomical to extract.
One scroll is orbited around the fixed scroll, trapping and compressing gas pockets as the pockets move to the center of the fixed scroll.
The technology provides a view of the reservoir's formations, oil and gas pockets, faults and other characteristics in a timely manner.
One way to combat it was to deliberately destroy gas accumulations in a dangerous operation conducted by a "monk", actually a miner shrouded in a wet blanket who poked a candle on a long pole into gas pockets.
"All these techniques allow you to manage the way fluids flow round the fields and they are able to target ever more distant and smaller oil and gas pockets," says Burchell.
Polyurethane insulation is a closed-cell foam with trapped low conductivity gas pockets; these gas pockets give the foam its high R-value by reducing heat transfer.
"And, before you ask," she added, tugging the bed sheets over her, "that other sound isn't gas pockets in the pipework.