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thermally activated mud emulsion

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A term describing the application of a cloud point glycol or polyglycol as a shale inhibitor. The purported mechanism is that the glycol clouds out at the higher downhole temperatures, coating onto the surface of clays and preventing hydration.
Synonyms: cloud point glycol
Alternate Form: TAME