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well·head

 (wĕl′hĕd′)
n.
1. The source of a well or stream.
2. A principal source; a fountainhead.
3. The structure built over a well.

wellhead

(ˈwɛlˌhɛd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the source of a well or stream
2. a source, fountainhead, or origin

well•head

(ˈwɛlˌhɛd)

n.
1. a fountainhead; source.
2. Also called wellhouse. a shelter for a well.
3. the top of the opening of an oil or gas well.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wellhead - the source of water for a well
origin, source, root, rootage, beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
2.wellhead - a structure built over a well
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Translations

wellhead

[ˈwelhed] Nfuente f, manantial m

wellhead

n
(of spring etc)Quelle f; (fig)Ursprung m
(= head of oil well)Bohrturm m
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The Alpha Wellhead topsides, at 23 x 23 x 10 metres in size, are scheduled for completion in the spring of 2014.
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As a result, manufacturing capacity for production and assembly of surface wellheads and trees has increased by more than 50 percent, or equivalent to 300,000 man hours.
MANAMA: Norwegian specialists Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Enerserv to deliver 600 sets of surface wellheads and trees to the Awali Oilfield in Bahrain.
A leading Norwegian oil services company, Aker said as per the contract awarded by Bahrain-based Enerserv it will deliver 600 sets of surface wellheads and trees to the Awali oilfield.
The wellhead arrived a few weeks ago through a donation from BP Exploration, which has contributed an estimated total of $4 million in equipment to the training center.
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