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Bottomhole Pressure (BHP)

The pressure at the bottomhole. For non-flowing conditions, it is caused by the hydrostatic pressure of the wellbore fluid and by any backpressure held at the surface, if any. When wellbore fluid is being circulated, bottomhole pressure is the hydrostatic pressure plus the friction pressure drop in the annulus.

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