well·​head | \ ˈwel-ˌhed How to pronounce wellhead (audio) \

Definition of wellhead

1 : the source of a spring or a stream
2 : principal source : fountainhead
3 : the top of or a structure built over a well

Examples of wellhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Methane comes up as a byproduct in crude production and is often flared at the wellhead. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Nov. 2021 Apply a uniform carbon price regime at the mine mouth, the wellhead, and the port-of-entry for the fuels. Ed Hirs, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 Most oil and gas companies know methane is either leaking from pipelines and processing plants or being burned at the wellhead. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 There is money to do it - the basin made roughly $24 billion/year at the wellhead in 2019, and makes even more now in 2021. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 In the old days of oil and gas, most companies were vertically integrated with ownership of assets from the wellhead to the retail pump. Muqsit Ashraf, Forbes, 23 June 2021 In order to drill and cap the methane pocket and free the men, a 30-ton gas wellhead is needed. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 25 June 2021 An independent trucking operator named Goldenrod (Laurence Fishburne) has to get 300 feet of pipe and 18 foot gas wellhead up to the site in under 30 hours, before the miners run out of oxygen. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 25 June 2021 Most gas processing plants, pipeline compressors and wellhead production facilities don’t have this kind of dual fuel capacity. Russell Gold, WSJ, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of wellhead

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wellhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wellhead. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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