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secondary recovery

extraction of oil or natural gas under artificially induced pressure after the natural flow has ceased.
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Origin of secondary recovery
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for secondary recovery
  • There are two types of units: exploratory and secondary recovery.
  • As reservoir pressure declines with oil production rates, additional oil can be recovered using secondary recovery techniques.
  • Some mine operators use dry recovery methods for primary ore extraction and then wet mining methods for secondary recovery.
  • secondary recovery is then used to increase the amount of oil produced from the well.
  • Wolves are released into the primary recovery zone and are allowed to disperse into the secondary recovery zone.
  • The secondary recovery step is more efficient than commercial units and gives higher recoveries.

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