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backflow

1. n. [Well Testing]
Fluid flow in the borehole from one zone into another in response to pressure differences between the zones. Any time the wellbore pressure rises above the average pressure in any zone, backflow will occur. Analysis of buildup tests involving backflow is either impossible or extremely difficult and usually requires expert input to determine useful information from such tests.

back flow

1. n. [Well Testing]
Fluid flow in the borehole from one zone into another in response to pressure differences between the zones. Any time the wellbore pressure rises above the average pressure in any zone, backflow will occur. Analysis of buildup tests involving backflow is either impossible or extremely difficult and usually requires expert input to determine useful information from such tests.
Synonyms: backflow

flowback

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
The process of allowing fluids to flow from the well following a treatment, either in preparation for a subsequent phase of treatment or in preparation for cleanup and returning the well to production.

flow back

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
The process of allowing fluids to flow from the well following a treatment, either in preparation for a subsequent phase of treatment or in preparation for cleanup and returning the well to production.