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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'For example, drilling has stopped in the third quarter of 2016 and slim hole had been closed...all cabins and drilling equipment are no longer at the site, no workers were found there and the area is covered with overgrowth,' she said during Ministers' Question Time.
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." The Fahud team is now looking at enhanced oil recovery (EOR); the first phase of Fahud's steam injection project will begin in 2009.
Different LWD tools acquire different logging measurements, which together provide an integrated assessment of reservoir characteristics, hydrocarbon abundance, fluid properties, etc., then send that information through pulses in the drilling "mud" from the tool to the well-head and then, via satellite, to Dhahran.>Now, for the first time in the industry, EXPEC ARC has combined both of these capabilities in establishing an effective solution for slim hole applications.
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.