offset drilling

offset drilling

[′ȯf‚set ′dril·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
The drilling of a well on property under which oil is being drained away by a well on adjacent property to make up for the loss of oil from the first property.
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There has been a lot of offset drilling done in the region, so Cook Inlet coals are well known," Feige says of the estimated resource.
Drilling is expected to commence during 2012 and the Company is actively seeking a farm-in partner to offset drilling costs.
It is a pity that continental geologists' ideas about the advantages of offset drilling over super deep drilling for studying crustal magmatic rocks was given no priority by the ODP Planning Committee.
Crimson accelerated the drilling of this well in 2011 due to offset drilling activity.
NRI:TSE) announced additional outstanding fill assay results from eight drill holes completed in this first phase in-fill and offset drilling program on the Donlin Creek Deposit in Southwestern Alaska.
This technological limitation has led the ocean drilling program to design a new approach for drilling the lower crust and mantle: the offset drilling strategy, siting holes where tectonic processes have exposed rocks of deep origin at the seafloor.
The Company believes there are multiple offset drilling locations and expects those locations to be drilled beginning in 2010 as part of the overall development plan for the project.
The strategy proposed, called offset drilling, borrows from that used by sedimentologists, using uplifted rock exposures as windows for drilling critical partial sections in the lower oceanic crust and mantle from which to reconstruct its overall composition and structure.
In addition, offset drilling is scheduled on three of the wells.
These two Devonian wells set up a significant number of offset drilling locations in the prolific Brown Bassett Field, thereby establishing an exciting new play for the Company.
Wentworth Energy is currently evaluating possible offset drilling locations for additional Rodessa wells.
We believe there could be several additional offset drilling locations and expect additional wells to be drilled later in 2008 as part of the overall development plan for the property.