mud pulse telemetry
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mud pulse telemetry[¦məd ‚pəls tə′lem·ə·trē]
A technique in drilling an oil or gas well in which measurements made by downhole sensors are transmitted to the surface by encoding the data in increasing or decreasing pressure pulses.
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