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well potential

1. n. [Well Testing]
The flow rate at which a well is theoretically capable of producing. This is usually defined by a mathematical formula related to Darcy's law, often at maximum theoretical pressure drawdown. These theoretical rates were, and still are to some extent, used to set the production quota for an individual well in prorated or unitized production situations.