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tubing performance curve (TPC)

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1. n. [Well Completions]
A mathematical tool used in production engineering to assess the performance of the completion string by plotting the surface production rate against the flowing bottomhole pressure. The fluid composition and behavior of the fluid phases in the specific completion design will determine the shape of the curve. The TPC is used with the inflow performance relationship to predict the performance of a specific well.