packer fluid

packer fluid

[′pak·ər ‚flü·əd]
(petroleum engineering)
Fluid inserted in the annulus between the tubing and casing above a packer in order to reduce pressure differentials between the formation and the inside of the casing and across the packer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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