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perforation

1. n. [Perforating]

The communication tunnel created from the casing or liner into the reservoir formation, through which oil or gas is produced. The most common method uses jet perforating guns equipped with shaped explosive charges. However, other perforating methods include bullet perforating, abrasive jetting or high-pressure fluid jetting.

See: jet perforating

Perforation geometry.
Perforation geometry.

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