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WORKOVER [1 record]

Record 1 2002-12-04


Subject field(s)
  • Oil Production

A programme of work performed on an existing well which has either ceased to produce or is not producing economically.


Workover operations may involve re-evaluation of the producing formation, clearing sand from the producing zones, jet lifting, replacing downhole equipment, deepening the well, acidizing or fracturing, or improving the drive mechanism. A full workover job calls for the removal and replacement of tubing.


Examples of workover operations are deepening, plugging back, pulling and resetting the liner, squeeze cementing, or other work involved in changing the producing interval in a well.


workover; workover operation: terms usually used in the plural (workovers; workover operations).

Key term(s)
  • workovers
  • workover operations


  • Production pétrolière

Ensemble des travaux d'entretien, de réparation et de rééquipement effectués au cours de l'exploitation d'un puits de pétrole.


Le terme «reconditionnement» est officiellement recommandé par le Gouvernement français.


reconditionnement : Ce terme est préconisé par l'administration pour éviter l'anglicisme «work over».


travaux de reconditionnement; travaux de complément : termes rarement utilisés au singulier (travail de reconditionnement; travail de complément).

Key term(s)
  • travail de reconditionnement
  • travail de complément


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