open-flow test

open-flow test

[¦ō·pən ¦flō ‚test]
(petroleum engineering)
The flowing of wells wide open to the atmosphere with simultaneous measurement of gas-flow rate and pressure drop; used to analyze the potential of a reservoir to deliver gas to the wellbore.
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Hoffman went on to say that Alamco typically flows its gas wells at rates equal to approximately 10 percent of their 4 hour open-flow test rate.