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  • n. An oil field term referring to the hole produced when drilling an oil or gas well.

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Examples

  • Guide repeatedly said his company's decisions were based on ensuring "long-term wellbore integrity," not on saving money and time, but when pressed, he allowed that some of BP's choices also saved time and money.

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  • "It was the best decision for long-term wellbore integrity," Guide said.

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  • As expected pre-drill, the Niobrara Formation is "normally pressured" and because the frac fluid in the wellbore is a 5% sodium chloride solution, it exerts a pressure on the formation that exceeds the formation pressure, thus inhibiting the reservoir fluids flow.

  • Instead it comes back up through the wellbore, which is the weak link.

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  • The condition of the wellbore has been a concern for weeks.

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  • The concern all along -- since pressure readings on the cap weren't as high as expected -- was a leak elsewhere in the wellbore, meaning the cap may have to be reopened to prevent the environmental disaster from becoming even worse and harder to fix.

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  • The concern all along - since pressure readings on the cap weren't as high as expected - was a leak elsewhere in the wellbore, meaning the cap may have to be reopened to prevent the environmental disaster from becoming even worse and harder to fix.

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  • The concern all along - because pressure readings on the cap weren't as high as expected - was a leak elsewhere in the wellbore, meaning the cap may have to be reopened to prevent the environmental disaster from becoming even worse and harder to fix.

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  • The concern - since pressure readings on the cap weren't as high as expected - was a leak elsewhere in the wellbore, meaning the cap may have to be reopened to prevent the environmental disaster from becoming even worse.

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  • Failure to use the diverter line: The rig had 2 ways to keep wellbore fluids from coming onto the floor; one was a diverter, the dumps the oil and gas overboard.

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