injection well


noun

a deep well into which pressurized fluids are injected for waste disposal, to improve the recovery of petroleum, or in solution mining.

Nearby words

  1. injectable,
  2. injectant,
  3. injected,
  4. injection,
  5. injection molding,
  6. injector,
  7. injera,
  8. injudicious,
  9. injun,
  10. injunct

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Science definitions for injection well

injection well

A deep well into which water or pressurized gas is pumped in order to push petroleum resources out of underground reservoirs toward production wells so as to increase their yield.
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