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typically a narrow diameter hole drilled into the earth for the purposes of exploring, evaluating or recovering various natural resources, such as hydrocarbons (oil and gas) or water. As part of the drilling and construction process the well can be encased by materials such as steel and cement, or it may be uncased. Wells are sometimes known as a ‘wellbore’.

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description typically a narrow diameter hole drilled into the earth for the purposes of exploring, evaluating or recovering various natural resources, such as hydrocarbons (oil and gas) or water. As part of the drilling and construction process the well can be encased by materials such as steel and cement, or it may be uncased. Wells are sometimes known as a ‘wellbore’.
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description typically a narrow diameter hole drilled into the earth for the purposes of exploring, evaluating or recovering various natural resources, such as hydrocarbons (oil and gas) or water. As part of the drilling and construction process the well can be encased by materials such as steel and cement, or it may be uncased. Wells are sometimes known as a ‘wellbore’.
editorial note Approved May 2016 | Definition has been broadened to accommodate a wider range of resources.
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note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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rights © Commonwealth of Australia 2016. All content in this entry is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence . The Bioregional Assessment Programme requests attribution as '© Commonwealth of Australia 2016 (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au)'.
scope note use ‘well’ for oil wells or gas (hydrocarbon) wells; use ‘bore’ not ‘well’ in the context of groundwater
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