plugging well

plugging well
A conservation measure required by statute in some jurisdictions upon the abandonment of an oil well. 24 Am J1st Gas & O § 148. Water, if not plugged off when a well is abandoned, may migrate through the oil sand to adjacent producing wells and eventually ruin them. Gas sands may also be flooded and gas wasted if gas is allowed to escape into the air. All wells should be plugged if they are abandoned. Forbes v United States (CA9 Mont) 125 F2d 404.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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