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humping

1. n. [Well Testing]
The abnormal behavior in a buildup curve caused by phase redistribution in a wellbore. This behavior is most noticeable in oil wells producing a substantial amount of gas and having a substantial skin effect. Analysis of buildup curves for wells exhibiting this behavior can be difficult or impossible because the "hump" obscures the reservoir response.