A procedure designed to seal a leaking oil well, whereby large amounts of a material heavier than the oil, e.g. mud, are pumped into the affected well.
More example sentences
- BP also was considering installing a 'top kill device, which would send a heavy liquid into the well to reduce the flow of leaking oil.
- I'm told that information related to top kill is now considered stock-market sensitive.
- Unlike the top kill procedure, which BP attempted in May, the Macondo well is now capped, albeit only temporarily, so is no longer flowing.
Definition of top kill in:
- The US English dictionary