Well Development

All drilling methods alter the hydraulic characteristics of formation materials in the vicinity of the borehole. Development of a borehole after completion of drilling forms part of the normal drilling procedure. Development procedures are designed to restore or improve these characteristics to maximise the performance of the borehole by improving specific capacity and hydraulic efficiency. Well development methods include: overpumping, surging, jetting, hydro-fracturing, and other supplementary development methods.

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