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plate out

1. vb. [Production Logging]

To stay on the surface of the formation or a perforation tunnel. When, for example, bead tracers are injected into a well, they will be carried by the injection fluid. Instead of entering the formation with the fluid, the bead tracers will be held, like plates, on the surface.

See: bead tracerproduction logradioactive-tracer logtracer measurementtracer-loss measurement

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