reservoir drive mechanism

reservoir drive mechanism

[′rez·əv‚wär ′drīv ‚mek·ə‚niz·əm]
(petroleum engineering)
The physical action by which hydrocarbons (gas or liquid) are moved through the porous reservoir structure; for example, gas drive or water drive. Also known as oil-well drive.
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The reservoir drive mechanism in the Austin Chalk is solution gas drive.
We will now complete the 20XD well as an oil producer so it may be placed in the ongoing long-term testing program aimed at establishing the reservoir drive mechanism, so as to be able to more accurately forecast field production.