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dry well

also dry·well (drī′wĕl′)
n.
An underground chamber, usually containing stones or rubble, that collects rainwater from the roof of a building and allows it to seep gradually into the soil, reducing runoff.

dry′ well`


n.
a hole used to drain off surface water, allowing it to be absorbed underground.
[1760–70]
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Annual performance of the tasks listed: - drainage of wells, including rendestens wells and dry wells - cleaning of the frame, shelf and covers - reporting defective wells and wells - disposal of sludge, etc.
But the US major relinquished the tract in 2001 after having drilled dry wells.
Meanwhile, dry wells in Sindh's arid and drought-affected Tharparkar region are forcing people to consume contaminated and saline water, which is causing fatal illnesses and child deaths, the health officials said.
Birsa-1 (724 b/d), Birsa-2 (2,634 b/d) and Birsa-3 (4,560 b/d) were followed by three dry wells, which defined the over-all size of the field.
Summary: After a year riddled with difficult market conditions, dry wells and regulatory hurdles, the offshore oil and gas sector in the Eastern Mediterranean finally has good reasons to look forward to 2016.
Exploration production and development risks: Future oil and gas exploration and production may involve unprofitable efforts, not only from dry wells but also from producing wells, when they are not commercially viable.
Dry wells also contribute to the spread of disease.
Last year the company expensed out 10 dry wells which escalated its exploration and prospecting costs.
Dry wells, filtration plants and tube wells force the people to die of thirst.
2 billion tenge (40 million dollars) drilled on the prospecting block White Bear, dry wells of 2.
He added that "some international companies extract oil from the dry wells, making use of their sophisticated equipment.
Despite a massive battering of its share price since encountering two dry wells off the Namibian coast, Chariot, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, this week announced that it had completed its 2,128 km 2D seismic survey in Southern Block 2714B offshore Namibia.