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Hydrostatic Pressure

The force per unit area exerted by a static column of fluid. In US oilfield units, it is calculated using the equation: P (psi) =Density*TVD*0.052, where Density is the fluid density in pounds per gallon (ppg), TVD is the true vertical depth in feet (ft.), and 0.052 is a conversion factor.

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