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load oil

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
Oil pumped into a wellbore in preparation for, or as part of, a treatment. Some treatments, such as hydraulic fracturing, involve pumping large volumes of fluid. Using load oil, often produced and processed from adjacent wells in the field, reduces the cost of fluids and can enhance the cleanup process when the treatment is complete.