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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 author presents the technical background and key monitoring aspects of a number of complimentary technologies, along with the application to monitor a variety of injections including SAGD, CSS, Waterflood, Fireflood, Waste injection, Co2 sequestration and other EOR projects.
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.