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side-pocket mandrel

1. n. [Well Completions]
A completion component that is used to house gas-lift valves and similar devices that require communication with the annulus. The design of a side-pocket mandrel is such that the installed components do not obstruct the production flow path, enabling access to the wellbore and completion components below.
See: gas lift