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friction effect

1. n. [Production Logging]
In a gradiomanometer tool or pressure derivative calculation, the apparent increased fluid density observed due to frictional pressure losses along the tool and casing in a fast-flowing fluid. The magnitude of the correction depends on the flow rate, tool geometry and the casing size, and is negligible in most casings below about 2000 B/D [318 m3/d]. The fluid density will appear erroneously high unless this effect is corrected for.