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blockage

1. n. [Production Testing]

An obstruction in the pipeline, composed of asphaltenes, hydrates, waxes, scale, and sand deposited on the internal wall of the pipeline forming a barrier to the normal flow of fluids. The conditions for blockage formation are mainly encountered in deepwater operations (low temperature and high pressure).

See: hydrate

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