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steam soak

1. n. [Enhanced Oil Recovery, Heavy Oil]

Another term for soak phase, in cyclic steam injection, the second phase between the steam-injection phase and the production phase. During the soak phase, the well is shut in for several days to allow uniform heat distribution to thin the oil.

Synonyms: soak phase

See: thermal recovery

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