Glossary of Industry Terms
In-Line Inspection Tools
Cylinder-shaped devices, fitted with electronic sensors, to identify pipeline wall weaknesses before they can cause a leak.
In-SituIn-situ means ‘in its original place or in position’. In oil sands production, in-situ recovery refers to various methods used to recover deeply buried bitumen deposits. These methods include steam injection, solvent injection and recovery of cold heavy oil with sand and firefloods.
Wells drilled between established producing wells on a lease to increase production.
Any well that is drilled on a closer-than-normal well spacing pattern or requirement. Also, any well drilled between existing wells producing from the same reservoir.
Injection ( Oil and Gas )An enhancement technique wherein water or other substances are injected into an oil field to improve production. Also, re-injecting natural gas into an oil field to maintain reservoir pressure.
A well used for injecting air, water, carbon dioxide, steam or fluids into a formation.
A theory postulating that petroleum originated from hydrocarbons that were trapped inside the earth when the planet formed and, are slowly moving upwards.
IntervenorA person, business entity or organization granted the right to participate in a regulatory hearing.