fireflood


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fire·flood

 (fīr′flŭd′) or fire·flood·ing (-flŭd′ĭng)
n.
A procedure for extracting additional oil from a well by injecting compressed air into the petroleum reservoir and burning some of the oil to increase the flow.

fireflood

(ˈfaɪəˌflʌd)
n
a method of extracting oil from a well by burning some of the oil to increase the rate of flow
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The oil and gas industry has gotten quite creative in its efforts to enhance oil recovery in its aging fields - water floods, surfactant floods, CO2 and nitrogen floods, steam floods, and even firefloods have been tried to squeeze more oil out of the reservoir.