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stabilized gas well

1. n. [Well Testing]
A gas well producing at a constant rate in which wellhead pressure changes no more than a small amount as a function of time. The actual amount of change permitted in a given time period to allow a well to be designated as stabilized may be fixed by law. Alternatively, the target stabilization for rigorous flow-after-flow testing in gas wells is pseudosteady-state flow, and this may be recognized as the pressure change versus time predicted from formation properties and drainage area size.