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Definition of well head in English:

noun

1The place where a spring comes out of the ground.
Example sentences
  • You should test for bacteria if your well head becomes flooded or submerged.
  • Water towers, well heads, manholes and fire hydrants are not typically secure, and are considered the most vulnerable points of a water system.
  • There are leaks coming in, leaks in the bathrooms, leaks under the kitchen… the well head leaks, too.
2The structure over a well, typically an oil or gas well.
Example sentences
  • Well pads are spaced 80 acres apart on the open, rough prairie; the well heads are housed in garden shed-size hutches.
  • There is a reservoir which is at pressure, and there is a vertical pipe that comes from the reservoir to the well head, which is quite long.
  • It smacks of desperation because, as analyst Michael C. Ruppert notes, ‘As water is forced under pressure into the reservoir, the oil is forced upwards toward the well heads and extraction is thereby increased.’

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