secondary recovery


secondary recovery
noun
: the process of obtaining oil (as by waterflood) from a well that has stopped producing

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extraction of oil or natural gas under artificially induced pressure after the natural flow has ceased. Cf. waterflood.
[1935-40]

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secondary recovery,
any method designed to take oil from a well that has nearly or completely stopped producing. Oilmen may inject gas or water into the reservoir to force the oil to a well where it is pumped to the surface.

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