overdrilling

overdrilling

[¦ō·vər′dril·iŋ]
(engineering)
The act or process of drilling a run or length of borehole greater than the core-capacity length of the core barrel, resulting in loss of the core.
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The earlier efforts by the states enacting "conservation legislation" have succeeded in preventing the overdrilling and waste that resulted from the rule of capture.
The auto stop feature automatically stops drilling at target elevation to reduce overdrilling, leading to flatter benches and reduced wear and tear on machines, which can result in significant cost savings.
She said: "I have seen clients who have gone to a nail bar suffering from nail infections caused by overdrilling or at a beauty salon being burnt by wax that was too hot.
Overdrilling the hole in the handrail will allow you to push the new spindle up into the railing and then back down into the hole at the base.
According to Brad Miller, general manager for Anadarko's Greater Natural Buttes Field in Uintah County, 'This project milestone allows us to effectively recover more of the resources, while at the same time avoid overdrilling, which could lead to two wells competing for the same natural gas reserves.'
Reduced overdrilling means your machine drill bits and hammers won't wear out as fast.
The well reconstruction work includes removal of the well screen and casing, overdrilling, new casing installation, cement grouting, and well development and testing.
Although overdrilling causes problems, it's better to overdrill the hole than underdrill the hole.
Bit loading force and hole depth are selectable to avoid overstress failures and overdrilling. The control package is programmed to lift the drill bit from the face when bailing-air flow becomes obstructed; once the bit is cleared, the hydraulics are reversed under microprocessor control and the bit is repositioned to within 0.1-in.