slim hole

slim hole

[′slīm ‚hōl]
(engineering)
A drill hole of the smallest practicable size, drilled with less-than normal-diameter tools, used primarily as a seismic shothole and for structure tests and sometimes for stratigraphic tests.
(petroleum engineering)
A diamond-drill borehole having a diameter of 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) or less.
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Tenders are invited for Slim Hole Digital Geophysical Logging System To Be Mounted On Mini Truck Alongwith All Necessary Surface Modules Downhole Tools And Accessories
As the slim hole exploration technique is becoming more known over the last years, there is also demand coming from European countries.
Historically, the Fahud team has been at the forefront of many advances such as horizontal and slim hole drilling.
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Initial exploration tests can be drilled with slim hole technology by heli-drill rigs to minimize the need for environmental damage.
Ltd (EDECO) has recently been commissioned to design and manufacture a Slim Hole drilling rig for Kenting Drilling Services Ltd, whose parent company is Tri-Mac, Calgary, Canada.
At present, resistivity, temperature, and fluid sampling tools are being developed for high-temperature slim hole deployment.
Ormat, as project manager, is planning the next development phase including adjustments to the temperature gradient and deep slim hole drilling program cost-shared with the Department of Energy.
Tubbs' tenure marked numerous achievements in the drilling and completion of the unconventional natural gas resources in the Deep Bossier, including: implementation of a slim hole well design in East Texas that included the use of expandable tubular technology resulting in savings in excess of $1 million per well; and a cost-management program that, over a two-year period, saw the cost per foot of drilling remain constant despite rising services costs and a 200 percent increase in rig rates.
The Cretaceous interval is 293 metres (961 feet) thick and drilling data and slim hole wireline logs indicated the presence of hydrocarbons in the reservoir.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005, hurricane Rita caused us to delay a sale of our new slim hole seismic system.
Obviously we are disappointed that we could not complete the evaluation, but drilling at the current depth of 4,900 metres (16,076 feet) using slim hole drilling technology was always going to be a challenge.