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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 54 (1970)

Issue: 12. (December)

First Page: 2505

Last Page: 2505

Title: Design of Production Wells Through Permafrost: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Robert E. Smith

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Interactions between production wells through thick permafrost are considered in general terms. These interactions include thaw and freeze-back, subsidence and heave, and compressive and tensile forces caused by relative movement between Previous HitsoilTop and well casing. Magnitudes of these interactions are predicted for permafrost and well conditions found in the Prudhoe Bay oil field. There are various design possibilities.

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