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waterflood

[waw-ter-fluhd, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌflʌd, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
(in the petroleum industry) a method of secondary recovery whereby water is pumped into reservoir rock to force out oil that has ceased to flow under its own pressure.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; water + flood
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  • The proposed action consists of secondary recovery using waterflood methods and deep gas drilling.
  • Primary production and waterflood in a complicated domain containing sloping, intersecting fractures.
  • Most existing waterflood units are in mature waterflood stages at high water cuts.
  • One of the choices, especially in high-volume waterflood operations, is the electrically driven submersible pump.
  • The proposed action consists of secondary recovery using waterflood methods.

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