well conditioning

well conditioning

[′wel kən‚dish·ən·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
Preparation of a well for sampling procedures by control of production rate and associated pressure drawdown.
Removal of accumulated scale, wax, mud, and sand from the inner surfaces of a wellbore, or breakage of water blocks to increase production of oil or gas.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.