mud pulse telemetry


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mud pulse telemetry

[¦məd ‚pəls tə′lem·ə·trē]
(petroleum engineering)
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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The survey information is then transmitted uphole either through mud pulse telemetry or via electromagnetic waves.