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
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Mr Trump’s appointees have slashed rules governing mine waste, water pollution and methane leaks from wellheads.
His firm processes bitumen into higher-quality crude at the wellhead.
Prevously, Hrncir was director of global sales and marketing, surface wellhead for FMC Technologies.
Emergency response activities were commenced and the release was stopped by placing an additional valve on the wellhead.
Three strikes destroyed four tanker trucks and the head of an oil well on Tuesday, and strikes on Thursday destroyed eight fuel trucks and seven wellheads, the statements said.
Mr. Lane said that during the last few attempts, the liquid came up around the wellhead at the surface.
The blowout preventer fails, the wellhead explodes, and oil starts to flow into the Gulf of Mexico.
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