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Terms

Water Drive - an important task to maintain pressure in the reservoir.
Water Separation Plant - see Dehydration Plant.
Wax - paraffin wax which may cause production problems if condensed in production pipelines or in
the valves.
Well-Head - heavy and strong construction installed on the surface string or conductor pipe as
foundation for further pressure regulating equipment.
Wildcatting - speculative well drilling.

Workover - programme for actions to increase/stimulate production from a well.

Abbreviations

WFTU - World Federation of Trade Unions
WPC - World Petroleum Congress
WTO - World Trade Organization

   
 

 
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