test well

test well

[′test ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A well to determine the presence of petroleum oil and its potential commercial value in terms of abundance and accessibility.
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Further, two of the test wells must be drilled to a minimum total depth of 1800 meters and one test well to a minimum total depth of 2200 metres.
The Dafiq West field, he said, is close to the Dafiq field discovered in 2005 and a production test well has already been connected to the local production system in addition to the three existing test wells from the Dafiq field.
* In Cook Inlet, ConocoPhillips and its partner, Forest Oil Corp., will drill a second test well in the Cosmopolitan prospect in Cook Inlet.
Test well GWR-020 contains a Vibrating Wire Piezometer ('VWP'), equipped with pressure transducers at five different depth locations - including the overburden (1 transducer), overlying sandstone (2 transducers), ore zone (1 transducer), and underlying basement (1 transducer).
Shale gas developers say it can take up to three years to obtain permission to drill a test well in Britain, compared with only a month in the United States.
New York City Housing Authority spokeswoman Sheila Stainback told the Daily News tests taken in September "were below pre-defined action levels." Test well inspections have been stepped-up, but construction on the gassy golf course continues, the article indicates.
The deal has been struck with Plainsman Partners, which is currently drilling a test well to 5,300 feet, at a cost of USD1.1m.
AoA production test well at Dafiq West has already been connected to the local production system, joining three existing test wells from the Dafiq field.
Spanish oil company Repsol YPF reported the first test well drilled in the deep water was not commercially viable, but the company plans to drill again in 2006.
The company participated in developing and exploring 2 sections of land (1280 gross acres) and has a 50% interest before pay out and 25% interest after pay out in the test well and earned a 25% interest in the earned section.

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