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BACKOFF SHOOTING [1 record]

Record 1 2007-08-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Boring and Drilling (Mines)
  • Geological Research and Exploration
  • Oil Drilling
DEF

The firing of small explosive charges for releasing stuck drilling tools in a borehole.

OBS

The shock of detonation causes the joint to expand and unscrew slightly. All rods above the joint can then be removed from the hole.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sondage et forage miniers
  • Recherches et prospections géologiques
  • Forage des puits de pétrole
DEF

[...] procédé [qui] consiste à faciliter le déblocage des joints des tiges d'une sonde, coincés lors d'un forage, en faisant sauter une petite charge d'explosif.

OBS

déblocage à l'explosif : terme officiellement recommandé par le Gouvernement français.

Spanish

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