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through-tubing

1. adj. [Well Completions]
Pertaining to any reservoir or wellbore treatment performed through the tubing string. Through-tubing treatments are generally associated with live-well operations, thereby causing minimal interruption to production and eliminating the need to kill the well.
2. adj. [Well Workover and Intervention]
Pertaining to a range of products, services and techniques designed to be run through, or conducted within, the production tubing of an oil or gas well. The term implies an ability to operate within restricted-diameter tubulars and is often associated with live-well intervention since the tubing is in place.