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water drive [2 records]

Record 1 2011-10-12

English

Subject field(s)
  • Oil Production
DEF

The reservoir-drive mechanism whereby oil is produced by the expansion of the underlying water which forces the oil into the wellbore.

CONT

Sometimes water from adjacent porous sands flows under great pressure and pushes the oil toward the well and up to the surface. This water drive is the most efficient natural recovery mechanism.

CONT

In general, there are two types of water drives: (1) bottom-water drive, in which the oil is totally underlain by water, and (2) edgewater drive, in which only the edge of the oil is in contact with the water. Bottom-water drive is the more efficient of the two types.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Production pétrolière
DEF

Mode de production où l'huile est déplacée par de l'eau provenant de l'expansion d'un aquifère situé soit sous le gisement lui-même ou sur le flanc du gisement.

CONT

Les gisements de pétrole produisent suivant quatre mécanismes : par expansion des gaz dissous [...], par expansion de la calotte de gaz [...], par poussée des eaux de gisements (water-drive) et par drainage par gravité.

Spanish

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Record 2 1976-06-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Plumbing

French

Domaine(s)
  • Plomberie

Spanish

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