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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overpressure.
  • adj. Subject to excessive pressure


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  • The Gulf of Mexico is a hard place to drill in general it is famously "overpressured" and gassy, but this well had special challenges.

    What BP should have done

  • It went off immediately in a blinding flash of white light with a thunderous boom that overpressured the basement.

    Foreign Influence

  • There, the relative scarcity of good water means that our overpressured streams hold fish that are bombed with so many flies they ought to be issued hard hats.


  • Then the snowpack melts during the March – April hot season, and lo and behold, the moraines get overtopped or overpressured and burst.

    "Heed the Goracle" « Climate Audit

  • And the mark is inflation, inflated America careening wildly like an overpressured balloon over the pit of the Seventies.

    Easy Come, Easy Go

  • The western border of the overpressured Bakken/Three Forks system has notoriously had better wells with respect to initial production and estimated ultimate recovery.

  • And it may just be that we're just far and up north from the NWR that we've gone from a slightly overpressured reservoir, to just a very slightly underpressured reservoir.

  • On those Niobrara wells, the pressure out there, these aren't as overpressured as the wells that we have up in North Dakota.

  • The Haynesville I guess question of whether it's exponential hyperbolic decline, I mean, the charts that you've provided, what sort of the length of production history and what you think is, with your technical background, when do you think we get that answer in such a overpressured gas shale resource?

  • And so we're dealing with essentially an overpressured cell of oil that is basically stratabound by the overlying logical, which is a tight sealed rock on the top and this Nisku Formation, which is a tight rock that seals the base.


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