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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Tenders are invited for design engineer(s), and test well drillers with the sampling and analysis of the test wells and preparation of construction plans, specifications, cost estimates, and other design documents for the testing of an estimated ten (10) test wells and ultimately construction of an estimated seven (7) water wells.
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If the drilling election is made by that date, the first exploratory test well must be spud on or before 1 January 2011 and all exploratory test wells must be drilled and completed, or abandoned, on or before 31 March 2011 or the company will pay USD500,000 to the Farmor.
Saudi Arabia plans to drill about seven test wells for shale gas this year, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi was quoted as saying.
BP is producing around 40 million standard cubic feet of natural gas from test wells and these wells are connected to the government gas system.
The paper absorbs sample fluids and uses capillary action to convey them to the test wells imprinted on it.
NYSE: XOM) will abandon its shale-gas exploration projects in Poland because the company's test wells did not produce commercial quantities of gas, the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported, (http://www.
Sundance Energy Corporation has finished exploratory test wells on its 40,000 acre Ochapowace First Nations Lands and on its 58,000 acre Muskowekwan First Nations Lands.

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