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mechanical sticking

1. n. [Drilling]

The limiting or prevention of motion of the drillstring by anything other than differential pressure sticking. Mechanical sticking can be caused by junk in the hole, wellbore geometry anomalies, cement, keyseats or a buildup of cuttings in the annulus.

See: cuttingsdifferential stickingjunkkeyseat