gas stimulation

gas stimulation

[¦gas ‚stim·yə′lā·shən]
(petroleum engineering)
The detonation of a nuclear explosive in the strata of a natural-gas field to make the gas flow more freely.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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