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flow profile

1. n. [Production Logging]
A recording of the in-situ rate of fluid flow at different depths in a well, normally one completed for production or injection. The flow profile is a log recorded in a unit such as barrels per day, or as a percentage of the total flow from the reservoir in a production well or into the reservoir in an injection well. In single-phase flow, the profile can be determined from a flowmeter. In multiphase flow, it is desirable to show the flow rates of each of the phases, in which case a holdup log and either a flowmeter or a phase velocity log are needed.